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Galway United will travel the N17 on Saturday to the Showgrounds eager to regain respectability after suffering an eight-goal defeat to Sligo Rovers ealier in the season.
These are worrying times for Galway United, who have suffered seven agonising defeats on the trot, and Saturday’s trip up the N17 to face Sligo Rovers will be another significant challenge.
Ballina Town are on the look out for a new manager following the news that Brendan Kenny has decided to step down form the position of manager. Kenny who led Ballina Town to back to back Super League titles stood down this week following Ballina’s elimination from the FAI Junior Cup last weekend. He told the Mayo Advertiser this week that, “It’s been a great four years with the lads, but I think it was time to step away. It’s been all go in the Mayo League because your going all year round and I feel like I have brought them as far as I can. A big thing for me was retaining the Super League title, but I don’t have the energy to give it all the time you need anymore so I’m taking a step back. I’ve been there for four years now and the lads need a new fresh voice to push them on further, and it’s a great opportunity for a manager to come to a side who are the top of the tree in Mayo. The club has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years not just off the pitch, we have the new club house and the astro turf which is a great credit to all those involved and I’m pleased to have been involved in that.”
As Galway United’s steady improvement continues, a Saturday evening of high consequence awaits at the Showgrounds.
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.
When Galway United and Sligo Rovers collide there usually isn’t any shortage of interest, and with both clubs emboldened by victories last weekend Terryland Park will provide an ideal backdrop tomorrow evening.
Over the past couple of years Connacht derbies involving Sligo Rovers and Galway United have rarely been short on importance, and tomorrow’s encounter at the Showgrounds carries real significance.