Galway United


    Galway United have announced that Alan Murphy has signed a contract extension with the club for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.


    Over the last two seasons, Murphy has guided United's under-17 team to the semi-final stage of the league play-offs and the midfielder wrote his name into the club's history books when he became United's record league goalscorer when he scored his 75th league goal for the Tribesmen against Cobh Ramblers in April.


    Murphy's impressive work at youth level at Eamonn Deacy Park lead to his first position in senior management when he took over from Shane Keegan in July.


    With United experiencing a disappointing league campaign, Murphy introduced a number of the club's most promising academy players at the tail end of the season and the Ballinrobe man is looking forward to shaping a United team of his own ahead of the 2019 season.

  • There's a Munster derby in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this afternoon.

    Waterford welcome basement side Cork to the R-S-C for a 2pm kick-off.

    Shelbourne will move into the top-four if they win at Sligo this evening.

    Elsewhere, Galway United travel to Cobh Ramblers this evening in the First Division at 7pm.

  • Bohemians will look to end a run of back-to-back defeats in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division tonight when they travel to Sligo Rovers.

    Before that, Derry City take on St. Pat's.

    Elsewhere, in the First Division Galway United return to league action at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight when the Tribesmen welcome Wexford FC to the west. Kick-off: 7.45pm.

    John Caulfield's side grabbed their first home win of the season against Shamrock Rovers II last week with a hard-fought 2-1 win.

  • Carlton Ubaezuonu has signed a new contract with Galway United.

    The 22-year-old scored four times for United in 2020 and he began to rediscover some of his best form after an injury-hit season in 2019.

    Ubaezuonu netted an eye-catching second half hat-trick against former club Longford Town in October before scoring an important last minute winner against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds to keep the Tribesmen in the play-off hunt.

    John Caulfield believes it's time for the pacey winger to truly begin to fulfil his potential and he's looking forward to working with Ubaezuonu in a full time capacity in 2021.

  • Galway United has announced the appointment of Colin Fortune as assistant manager.

    Colin is an experienced League of Ireland coach and former player.

    The Athlone native has managed his hometown club and was also in charge of academy sides at Athlone Town Stadium.

    Fortune enjoyed a lengthy playing career in the League of Ireland, making the move to Galway United from Athlone Town in 2001, and says it's great to back with Galway in a professional capacity as Alan Murphy's assistant.


  •  Conor Melody has become the latest player to commit to Galway United for the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season.

    Meoldy enjoyed one of his best seasons for Galway, scoring 4 goals in 28 appearances for the Tribesmen.


  • In the SSE Airtricity League, Sligo Rovers will look to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Derry City when they host Bohemians tonight, in the Showgrounds, at eight o’clock.

    Currently sixth in the top flight, the clash with Bohs has been set us as a season defining match for Liam Buckley’s side.

    There’s a question over the fitness of Ronan Murray and Johnny Dunleavy for the home side, while Niall Morahan returns from international duty and new signing Niall Watson has also received clearance. 

    In the First Division, Galway United travel to Longford town at half past seven.

    Despite being facing relegation, Galway drew against promotion-chasing Bray Wanderers last Friday 2-2.

    Alan Murphy's coming side will look to make a big push to carry into next season, as their under 17s and 19s consolidate places.

  • Sligo Rovers suffered a disappointing 3 nil defeat at the hands of Cork City tonight in the Premier Division.

    The result leaves Rovers sitting second from bottom.

    Meanwhile, Galway United also recorded a loss tonight as Longford defeated the Tribesmen by a goal to nil at Eamon Deacy Park to move to second in the First Division.

  • Galway United have confirmed that Donal Higgins has signed a new contract with the club for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.

    The  17-year-old midfielder joined United's under-17 team two seasons ago and he excelled under Alan Murphy's watch.

    Higgins captained United's under-17's to the semi-final of the league last season and was a key figure, contributing an impressive 12 goal haul from midfield.

    Like teammate Colin Kelly, Higgins also helped Connacht Schools to win the Interprovincial title in November.

    United manager Alan Murphy gave Higgins his senior debut at 16 against Finn Harps last season and he would go on to make two further appearances against Wexford and Shelbourne.

    Murphy says Donal is a talented player that has an exciting future in the game.




  • The draw for the first round of the FAI Cup was revealed yesterday as Galway United takes on Collinstown while Sligo rovers face Glebe North in round one of the FAI Cup.

    The two Western sides will both face Dublin opposition in the first round of the competition.

    Galway United face the South Dublin Collinstown side in the first round of the FAI Cup, while Sligo Rovers do battle with Balbriggan side, Glebe North.

    Matches will be played on the weekend of the 11th of August.

  • All dates, kick-off times and locations have now been confirmed for the first round of the FAI Cup first round which will take place across Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th.

    Friday, August 9th

    Glebe North v Sligo Rovers, Market Green, Balbriggan 7.45pm


    Sunday, August 11th

    Collinstown v Galway United, Home Farm FC, Whitehall, 2pm

  • The FAI Cup quarter final draw reveals the opponents for Sligo Rovers and Galway United.

    Galway host Shamrock Rovers at home while UCD face off against Sligo Rovers.

    All the big teams will not face each other until the semi finals should they get past their quarter-final opponents.

    The FAI Cup quarter final draw is

    Galway United v Shamrock Rovers

    Sligo Rovers v UCD

    Waterford v Dundalk

    Crumlin v Bohemians

  • In the FAI Cup second round Sligo Rover will face Limerick, while Galway United do battle with Cork City


    Holders Dundalk will travel to Derry City as they look to do the double.


    All fixtures will be played on Sunday, August 25 with dates and kick-off times set to be confirmed at a later date.


  • Cork City have signed goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan.

    The former Galway United stopper will likely serve as Mark McNulty's understudy, following the departure of Peter Cherrie from the club.

  • O'Neills have signed a multi-year deal with Galway United FC.

    The deal will see the Irish sportswear giants supply kits for the League of Ireland First Division club from 2021 onwards.

    The Tribesmen, who play home games at Eamonn Deacy Park, appointed John Caulfield as their new first-team manager earlier this year. Caulfield previously enjoyed a hugely successful spell managing Cork City and Galway United fans will be hoping he can revitalise their fortunes in a similar way as they aim to work their way back to the Premier Division.

    The club merchandise will be released in the coming months, with the eye-catching 2021 away shirt due to be unveiled before Christmas.

    The official Galway United FC range will be available from, Elverys retail and online as well as the Galway United club shop.

  • Galway United have announced the signing of Alberto Cabanyes, subject to international clearance.

    The 26-year-old attacker played his academy football with Atletico Madrid and CD Leganes in Spain.

    The Madrid native will provide the Tribesmen with further attacking options in the final third of the pitch with his pace, power and dribbling skills.

    Galway United manager Alan Murphy says he's excited about what Cabanyes can achieve in his first season in the League of Ireland.



  • Middle-eastern investment in the League Of Ireland appears only weeks away as Galway United close in on an audacious Saudi Arabian takeover, in what is being billed as one of the most significant developments ever in Irish football.

    RTÉ Sport are today reporting that the FAI supports the intended takeover of the First Division club, which became fully fan-owned last season. 

    Subject to members' acceptance in a vote on Monday week, United will cede majority control to the investors who have experience in running and managing football clubs. 

    They plan to invest in youth development and have ambitions to qualify for European Competitions. 

  • Galway United has confirmed three contract signings for 2019.

    Mark Hannon has joined Galway Utd from Finn Harps.

    The 20-year old central midfielder began his career with Sligo Rovers, and has become United's first new signing for 2019.

    Stephen Walsh has re-signed with United for his 7th season at Eamonn deacy Park.

    The 28-year old centre-back has made 175 appearances for United over the course of 6 seasons with the club, scoring 8 goals.

    And 16-year old Limerick native Dara Costello has signed a new contract with the club.

    He joined United's under-15 squad two seasons ago and has risen through the ranks, progressing to United's U17 team, where he continued to shine.

    He will be training with the senior squad next season.

  • Galway United has confirmed that Marc Ludden has signed a new contract with the club for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.

    The experienced 28-year old full-back made 27 appearances for United last year, scoring twice for the Tribesmen.

    His new deal takes him into his 6th season at Eamonn Deacy Park.


  • Galway United played out a 2-2 draw with Bray in Eamonn Deacy Park last night.

    The draw leaves United at second from the bottom in Division One of the league ahead of Wexford FC.

    United will now make the journey to Strokestown road to take on Longford Town next Saturday.