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Galway United suffered another First Division setback on Friday night (1st June) when they lost to 10-man Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium. 

The hosts struck two first half goals from Aodh Dervin and Sam Verdon to lead 2-0 at half-time but Galway United were given a lifeline when Longford’s Darren Meenan received a straight red card for a challenge on Marc Ludden.

Conor Barry gave the Tribesmen hope when he scored on 56 minutes but a penalty 11 minutes later for Galway was struck over the bar by Alan Murphy.

Karl Chambers put the result beyond doubt with Longford’s third goal 10 minutes from time before Stephen Walsh grabbed an 87th minute consolation.

The result sees Galway United drop to fifth place, eight points behind leaders UCD.  Highlights, supplied by Longford Town TV are available below. 

Galway United’s next game in the 2018 SSE Airtricity League First Division takes place on Monday, 4th June against Cobh Ramblers.  Kick-off in St. Colman’s Park is 7.15pm. 


Longford Town – Aodh Dervin 7′, Sam Verdon 43′, Karl Chambers 80′ 

Galway United – Conor Barry 56′, Stephen Walsh 87′ 

Longford Town: Mick Kelly; Shane Elworthy, Mick McDonnell, Daniel O’Reilly, Tristan Noack-Hofmann; Darren Meenan, Aodh Dervin, Dean Zambra, Sam Verdon, Dylan McGlade; Dean Byrne.  Subs used: Karl Chambers for McGlade (68 mins), Jamie Hollywood for Byrne (73 mins), Evan Galvin for Verdon (87 mins).

Galway United: Conor Gleeson; Maurice Nugent, Robbie Williams, Stephen Walsh; Gary Shanahan, Alan Murphy, Alex Byrne, Conor Barry, Marc Ludden; Ryan Connolly; Eoin McCormack.  Subs used: Conor Melody for Nugent (22 mins), Stephen Kenny for Barry (56 mins), Carlton Ubaezuonu for Byrne (55 mins).

Referee: Tom Dempsey (Dublin).

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