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Tricky test for Mervue against promotion-seeking Monaghan

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Registering seven points from as many games has made it a reasonable start to the season for Mervue United, but tomorrow night at Fahy’s Field they host a Monaghan United outfit that is keen to make a bold bid for promotion.

Salthill head north seeking first win

Despite suffering three defeats in a row, Salthill Devon have been slightly unfortunate in those games and they will travel to Ballybofey for a clash with Finn Harps tomorrow intent on avoiding another loss.

Signs of improving form for Galway’s first division sides

The early weeks of the Airtricity League first division season have confirmed the suspicion that Mervue United have made progress and Johnny Glynn’s side will be eager to build on their satisfying start at Ferrycarrig Park against Wexford Youths tomorrow.

SPORTS SHORTS

•Salthill Devon are preparing for the new season, and as part of their build up the club will play their first pre-season friendly on Satyurday (3pm) with the EA Sports Cup and FAI Ford Cup 2010 champions Sligo Rovers Football Club. The match will be played at Drom and the FAI Senior Cup will be on display. Entry to the match is free.

Foley’s return will add bite to United’s midfield

Throughout the years Galway United have suffered at Oriel Park, but Galway United will head for the County Louth town tomorrow night intent on avoiding another defeat.

Duffy back in the international frame

Ballina Town striker Michael Duffy has been called up to the Irish junior side, the north Mayo hit man has already picked up one international cap in 2008 against the USA, during a period when he was in a rich vein of goal scoring form. But over the past two seasons he has suffered from a number of bad injuries which curtailed his playing time. He did come back last season to help Ballina Town finally claim the Super League title. Duffy has been called up for a quadrangular tournament involving the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man which will take place in County Down from next Wednesday April 21 to Saturday April 24.

Celtic get new season off to a winning start

Castlebar Celtic got their season off to a winning start in the EA Sports Cup with a 1-0 preliminary round win over Salthill Devon in Celtic Park on Tuesday night. Peter Dravins was the hero for Celtic scoring an 87th minute winner over the Galway side who were promoted from the Newstalk A league to division one of the Airtricity league last season, a feat Celtic will be hoping to emulate this season. The win puts Castlebar Celtic into the first round proper of the competition where they will take on Finn Harps at home. A win over the Donegal men will keep Celtic moving in the right direction ahead of their kick off in the Newstalk A league in May.

 

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