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An Irish Rebellion: Galway United

Started on 9 June 2015 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 24 July 2015 by MURPHBOT1
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Monthly Report for August 2014


The first full month of soccer for the first team has finally come to a close. During the month of August the Tribesmen had six matches with five different clubs. with a overall record of 4-1-2 Kevin O'Leary's squad is looking to improve upon their last two matches of the month.

On the cup from we saw the team advance to the PADDY POWER FAI CHALLENGE CUP where they will be facing Fairview Rangers on 7 September at The Fairgreen. To get this far Galway faced UCD where they won by a score of 2-0 in front of 902 fans. it wasn't all celebratory in all cup competitions as O'Leary's troops lost to new rival and local side Connact Rugby. Connact Rugby is a new club that was formed by their parent club that plays in the Pro12 Rugby league.

League wise the boys are currently in second place with 7 points just two points behind league leaders Waterford United. In the four matches Galway managed to finish the month with a 2-1-1 record. The best performance came against Cobh Ramblers when American Jake Keegan would score his first hatrick for the club. It was not all smiles though, on 30 August the team was defeated by Salthill by a score of 2-0 in from of 1,099 fans. Below are the match reports for each match this past month.

American Jake Keegan has been named the Comer Property Management Player of the Month for August 2014. Congrats Jake and continue the hard work.

"We have been playing really well except for the last two blunders, luckily enough it is still early and hopefully we can regroup against Cherry Orchard in a few day."- Kevin O'Leary.

In a few days the summer transfer window will be closed and we will be giving a full report on who is in and out. About the transfer situation O'Leary was quoted in saying, "I am going to be staying up all night to see what should be done with our strikers, we have four amazing players and they all deserve first team action, so I will be having to go through some extra film." On adding more player, "I don't think we are in the market for another face unless something or someone that amazes us shows up."

For the month of September all five matches will be played away from Eamonn Deacy Park.

Match Reports

not abad start at all, you can def buld on that, love the layout
Not a bad start to the season at all
No1VillaFan I am hoping we build as well and yes the layout seems very easy on the eyes

Justice Yeah not too bad
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Summer 2014 Transfer Roundup and Roster Information


The transfer window has been officially shut and the roster has been submitted to the FAI and has been approved. All players on the roster are cleared to play at any time this season. In his first transfer window Kevin O'Leary and staff were able to sign a total of three players. Two of these players joined on the first of July. The third one will be joining the club in 2015. On the loan front the club loaned out 8 players.

Click on the players name for information on them!

Transfers In

John Sullivan (D) Free Transfer
Guillermo Torres Garcia (ST)Free Transfer
Hideo Nakamura (D) Undisclosed Joins 30 June 2015

Loans Out

Ian Glynn (D)Kilkenny Cosmos
Charlie Dixon (D)Ennis Town
Shane McCarthy (AM) Ennis Town
Cathal Murphey (M) Ennis Town
Lee Long (M)Ennis Town
Luke Caulfield (AM)EnnisTown
Ciaran McNamara (M) Connacht Rugby
Padraic Cunningham (ST) Killarney Galaxy

Registered Players

Quite a good start to your season, not perfect but still a solid start which you can improve on :)
Good luck.

Monthly Report for September 2014


September has come and gone for the club as they now focus on October. Overall it was a decent month for the club as they were away from home in all five matches for the month. Overall the team went 2-2-1 in all matches.

"I had a feeling we would struggle as every match was away from home and we didn't have home field advantage, I am proud of their work effort."-Kevin O'Leary

In September the club only faced one team in cup competition. On 7 September the club traveled to face Fairview Rangers in the FAI Cup Quarter Final. The league One side put up a good fight taking the match all the way to extra time. With a 3-1 victory the Tribesmen will be moving on to the semi finals. The match will be taking place on 11 October as we face Wexford Youths at home.

The past month started off with a slight improvement from the end of August. On the second of the month the club facedseventh placed Cheery Orchard and ended up only with a draw. Then the biggest disappointment occurred at the Regional Sports Centre losing to Waterford Utd by a score of 5-3. The club finished up the month with a 0-3 victory over Wexford and a 2-2 draw with Shelbourne.

The club is currently sitting in fourth place 7 points from first place Waterford United.

Once again American Jake Keegan has been named the Comer Property Management Player of the Month for August 2014. It was a hard decision as defender Sam Oji was very close in voting thanks to his stellar defending this month. Congrats Jake and continue the hard work. This month Jake scored a total of three goals and has had an average match rating of 7.54 leading the team in that and goals scored with 8.

October will see the team return home for a total of four out of the five matches including the Challenge Cup Semi Final. All tickets are €15 and will be available at the box office in Eamonn Deacy Park.

Match Reports

Keep up the good work :)
Pretty decent month and your presentation is second to none I'm in awe!
You're on a roll!!!
tango602 Thanks!

Iconic I am glad you like that and it was pretty frustrating giving up late goals

Tellak Oh yes i am
Galway United defeat Wexford Youths to advance to FAI Challenge Cup Final
11 Oct 14

It was an amazing day for the home side Galway United as they were able to book their place in the FAI Challenge Cup Final. Obviously this will be Galway United's first appearance in the final as this is the first year of the competition. This is how the tense match went down.

The match looked like it was going to be dominated by Galway in the beginning as former Wexford Youth Jason Molloy scored the first goal of the match. He was so elated that he jumped into the supporters section just like you would see at Lambeau Field in the NFL after the Packers score touchdowns.

The Tribesmen were in full control and everything was looking good. Half time had passed and everything was going right for the home side. You could easily see that the communication of the team was really on point. Even the goalkeeping was stellar. It seemed like Galway was going to win until.........

Captain and defensive midfielder Paul Sinnott received a second yellow card leading him to the showers early with a little less than 20 minutes to go. Head Coach Kevin O'Leary had to have a quick change of plan to play more defensively. Sadly this plan did not work as Wexford's Thomas Mahon scored the equalizer five minutes to go.
Then there was extra time...............

Playing a man down Galway seemed to be starting to lose composure and one wrong move would spell disaster. Suddenly in the 110' American Striker Jake Keegan got the go ahead goal with five minutes to go in the first stanza of extra time.

At the half Galway was leading 2-1. During the last part of extras it seemed as if Wexford was going to equalized. Then in the 116' Wexford takes a free kick thanks to a foul from Gary Shanahan. Wexford's Andy Mulligan takes the free kick and Danny Furlong connects with a beautifully executed bicycle kick but luckily enough Connor Gleeson makes a spectacular save. A few minutes pass and Galway holds on to win.

Galway United will be facing Waterford United for the final. This match will take place on Friday 3 April 2015. Waterford has been drawn as the home team.
good luck in the final :)
Just caught up. Good set of results in August but September was a bit of a wobble good luck for the final however :)

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