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United must grab chance to advance in FAI Cup

For teams vexed by league pressures cup competitions are a welcome break, but tomorrow's Terryland Park tussle between Galway United and Athlone Town should not be short on incident or intrigue.

Kenna to line-out for understrength United in cup tie

Intrigue has been attached to Galway United since the start of 2008, and the next instalment in the Terryland Park tale ought to be interesting on Sunday.

Heartache for gallant United

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A minute by minute look at how Sunday’s Cup tie unfolded.

Kenna issues rallying cry

Galway United's Jeff Kenna is appealing for the Galway sporting public to rally around the team for Friday's "do or die" game against Finn Harps at Terryland Park (7.35pm).

Mervue still top

In the Dr Tony O'Neill u-20 Eircom League of Ireland, Mervue United enjoyed a productive week, gathering four points from their two home games.

It’s now do or die for United

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The margin for error is slim as Galway United venture into the last 180 minutes of 2008 completely aware that a brace of victories are required.

Double delight for Carlow soccer teams

It was a highly successful weekend for the two Carlow under-age teams as FC Carlow and the Carlow Youths League both recorded impressive victories. Despite the horrific wind and rain, most of the scheduled matches went ahead as planned.

Leeson optimistic that Kenna will stay

As the end of an interesting year approaches Galway United chief executive officer Nick Leeson has confirmed that manager Jeff Kenna will be afforded a two week period to decide on whether to remain with the western club.

Mayo head north in season opener

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Mayo will make the long trip north this weekend to take on the Inishowen league in their opening game in this season’s Oscar Traynor Trophy. For the second year in a row Castlebar Celtic manager Declan Kilkelly will be taking charge of the side and after narrowly missing out on qualifiying from the group stages last year Kilkelly will be hoping to at least improve on that this season. This year’s competition sees Mayo in a three team group with this weekend’s opponents the Inishowen League and the Galway League and with only one team to qualify for the next round of the competition.

Midfield subtlety needed

Football can still provide hope and a release from the mundane chores. Far from Krakow and Warsaw a significant Polish crowd gathered at Croke Park for Wednesday’s international friendly as if to offer a reminder of the impact an international has. There was a surge of nationalistic pride accompanying them in the old town, and there was a touch of a certain summer way back in 1994 when it was those of Irish descent that were sprinkled around the United States of America.


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