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.