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While Tuesday's absorbing SSE Airtricity League encounter with Dundalk eventually ended in a 4-2 defeat for Galway United, Tommy Dunne's side will be hoping to register a positive result when visiting the Markets Field on Saturday for a clash with bottom-of-the-table Limerick FC.
Galway FC's opening game in the Airtricity League will be a home fixture against first division favourites Longford Town on Friday March 7 at Eamonn Deacy Park.
Rarely has a defeat at the penultimate stage of a cup competition been received with such contentment, but on a pleasant Monday night in front of a moderate but passionate audience Galway United demonstrated that top flight status can be retained by delivering a smashing performance against League Cup specialists Derry City.
As Galway United’s Premier League plight deepens the FAI Cup’s significance increases and tomorrow evening’s quarter final tussle with Bray Wanderers at Terryland Park (7.45pm) carries vast consequence.
This really is it. The time for deliverance has truly arrived as Galway United’s premier league revival must commence at Terryland Park tomorrow evening when Shamrock Rovers come to Terryland Park. Avoiding defeat is necessary, but deep down Galway know a victory is required.
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Galway United emerged from Saturday night’s tie with Sligo Rovers in The Showgrounds with another valuable point in their bid to escape the drop thanks to Jay O’Shea’s 75th-minute penalty. While United’s unbeaten run has now stretched to six games, this was definitely a case of a point gained rather than two points dropped.
It is peculiar how football in the rickety, old grounds stirs the soul. The Showgrounds is one of those venues. While the Shed has been dismantled, an appreciative audience still gathers every fortnight in the garrison town to see how Sligo Rovers are faring. There is no diluting the importance of the Bit O’Red to the north western psyche. Rovers matter. Simple as.
Armed with hope and confidence, Galway United will be anxious to maintain the resilience levels that has seen a half-dozen match unbeaten sequence stitched together at such a critical juncture of the campaign.