9 C
Galway
Home SPORT GALWAY UNITED (Reaction): "We Needed It" - Shane Keegan 

GALWAY UNITED (Reaction): “We Needed It” – Shane Keegan

Galway United gave themselves a massive shot in the arm on Friday (11th May) when they beat table toppers UCD in the SSE Airtricity League First Division. 

Goals from Eoin McCormack and Ryan Connolly gave the Tribesmen a 2-0 victory in Eamonn Deacy Park and moved to third place in the table.

They now only trail the students by five points with a game in hand.  Should they defeat Cobh Ramblers in their re-fixtured tie on the June Bank Holiday weekend (4th June), they could be within two points of automatic promotion.

“It couldn’t come against a better team really,” said manager Shane Keegan to Galway Bay FM’s Mike Rafferty afterwards.  “They are a fantastic team.  There’s no doubt about it.  They showed plenty of glimpses of it tonight again in fairness to them.  But yeah, it’s the first time we’ve gone 90 minutes at it.

“I suppose there was a 15-minute period where we had to soak up a bit of pressure in the second half.  But it is the definitely the first time we’ve gone 90 minutes at a top, top level.  We needed it!  It was a really, really important game.

“Individually over the course of the week, you were challenging every single player as an individual to try and give you their peak performance of the year.

“And I couldn’t praise them enough in terms of how they carried out the instructions to the letter of the law.  They really, really did!  I think (we had) some superb individual performances.”

Galway United’s next game in the SSE Airtricity League is on Sunday, 20th May.  Kick-off at Stradbrook is 3pm.

PosClubPlWDLGFGAGDPTS
 U.C.D.1282228131526
 Drogheda United1163231121921
 Galway United116322291321
 Finn Harps11632149521
 Shelbourne11542189919
 Longford Town115332011918
 Cabinteely114071016-612
 Cobh Ramblers113261018-811
 Wexford FC122191332-197
10  Athlone Town110110643-371
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Galway-based skincare business finds lifeline online

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on sales margins for businesses across Ireland, a Galway-based skincare business has found a lifeline in e-commerce. Rí na...

More time granted to build new UHG oncology centre

The HSE has been granted more time to build a new radiation oncology centre for University Hospital Galway by the city council.An Extension of...

Galway Science Festival unveils 2020 programme

Galway Science and Technology Festival returns this November as a virtual event, but promises to capture all of its usual fun and excitement.The festival...