League Preview: Galway United -v- Dundalk


Galway United will be looking to keep up their strong start to the season when they host Dundalk on Friday night (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Tribesmen currently sit in fifth place and are just four points behind third-placed Shamrock Rovers with two games in hand. 

And John Caulfield’s side come into Friday’s game against the Lilywhites after claiming a stunning comeback win over Drogheda United last weekend. 

Drogheda led against United heading into injury-time - but Gaway ran out 3-2 winners with two late strikes. 

Maurice Nugent levelled matters before Stephen Walsh won it as the full-time whistle approached. 


Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan has called on his teammates to bring the same type of performance they turned in against Shamrock Rovers last weekend. 

The Lilywhites defeated the Hoops 1-0 last weekend and will be buoyed this Friday after Jon Daly was appointed as new first-team boss.

But Horgan said: “We’re in a relegation dogfight. We know that. We need to play like we did on Friday every single week to get out of it. 

“But it’s game, game, game and then we’ll worry about after that.

“We just have to take every game as it comes now. Obviously, Galway got a good win in Drogheda. They’re flying it, so they’ll be full of confidence down at Eamonn Deacy Park. It’ll be a tough game. They’ve been really good.

“So, we will have to bring the same intensity, same levels of quality, same hunger, same everything that we did against Rovers.”

Referee:Mark Houlihan. 



Galway United 1-0 Dundalk


Galway United

Injured: N/A.





Injured: Robbie Mahon, Dara Keane. 


Suspended:George Shelvey.