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Legends to line out at Eamonn Deacy on Saturday
The clocks might very well be going forward, but at Eamonn Deacy Park in the coming days, soccer fans will have cause to go back in time as Galway United’s home turf is set to host some of the biggest stars that have ever graced Irish soccer history. when a star-studded Republic of Ireland Masters squad will take on a select Galway Legends outfit on the afternoon of April 8 in an effort to raise funds for grassroots football across the county.
Losing the first game of the season at Eamonn Deacy Park was a disappointment, but tough challenges arrive thick and fast in the League of Ireland.
Losing the first game of the season at Eamonn Deacy Park was a disappointment, but tough challenges arrive thick and fast in the League of Ireland, according to manager Shane Keegan.
As the SSE Aitricity League First Division season edges closer, Athlone Town manager Colin Fortune is encouraged that the club are opting for a Midlands training base again in 2017.
Former Galway United captain Billy Clery will head a new management team at Galway Women's FC next season.
In August all of Mayo were rooting behind one man, when Castlebar's Nicholas Quinn became the first Mayoman since 2008 to take part in the Olympic Games. The 23-year-old student won his heat in the 200m butterfly in a time of 2:11.67 but just missed out a place in the next round of the competition. He also took part in the 100m butterfly finishing fourth in his heat. The young Castlebar man returned to the county town to a hero's welcome after his efforts in Rio.
Galway United continue to add to their playing squad next season with the signing of Lee Grace from Wexford Youths.
Galway city native Daryl Horgan has been called up to the Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifier against Austria in Vienna in November 13.
On Sunday week, Westport United will see a dream become reality when its new home ground is officially opened on the Golf Course Road in the town. United is one of the most successful clubs in Mayo soccer, claiming the the biggest competition in junior soccer in the country when they won the FAI Junior Cup back in 2005.