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Galway United v UCD match preview

Galway United are on their travels again on Monday evening when the Tribesmen visit the UCD Bowl this evening, kicking off at 7:45pm.

he UCD game represents United’s second away game in just three days, after they overcame Athlone Town in the midlands on Friday night.

John Caulfield took charge of his first league game as Galway United manager and it was a satisfactory night’s work for the former Cork City boss at Athlone Town Stadium.

Caulfield’s side put four past Athlone before conceding a late consolation from the penalty spot.

UCD meanwhile beat Wexford FC side 8-0 at the UCD Bowl. The Students will be full of confidence after equaling one of their record wins as a club, but John Caulfield is taking it game by game, and looking to build confidence within his squad.

“The Athlone game was our first league win, hopefully it will give us confidence,” John Caufield said of the club’s aim to build momentum.

“We’re under no illusions, UCD are a really good outfit, they’ve got a lot of pace and energy. They scored 8 goals against Wexford, so it shows where their strengths are.

“Up top, they’ve got Madhy, the two ex-Sligo Rovers players Keaney and Kerrigan then in midfield, along with a few other good players also.

“For us, it’s about building, the quick turnaround isn’t ideal. At the same time, over the last two games, I feel we’ve shown a big improvement and I hope that will continue on Monday.

“It will be difficult, but we got our first league win and hopefully we can build a bit of momentum now.”

It’s been moew than two years since UCD and Galway United last met on July 20, of 2018, when the Dublin university trumped the Galway side 2-0, a piece of history United will be looking to reverse this evening.

This match will be livestreamed for the many who can’t attend in person.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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