Galway United

  • In the League of Ireland First Division Galway United will face Cobh Ramblers on Friday evening.


    United are in desperate need of points as they currently sit in eight position in the league and will have all to play for against seventh placed Cobh.


    They will need to refocus quickly from their devastating FAI Cup clash with Shamrock Rovers which saw the premier side break the deadlock in the 93rd minute.


    Kickoff in Eamon Deacy Park on Friday is at 7:45.


  • Galway United midfielder Donal Higgins won his first cap for the Republic of Ireland under-19 team yesterday.
    The U19's lost 2-0 against Denmark at the Showgrounds in Sligo.
    Donal came on as a second half substitute and impressed for Tom Mohan's side.
  • Galway United shared the spoils with Cobh Ramblers last night in the first Division.

    It finished 2-2 with Vinny Faherty & Francely Lomboto on the score sheet for Alan Murphy’s side.

  • Galway United have announced the signing of Matthew Connor.

    Tribesmen boss Alan Murphy has strengthened his goalkeeping options with the acquisition of Connor after it was announced that Micheál Schlingermann had suffered a serious knee injury.

    23-year-old Connor was an ever-present for Waterford in the Premier Division last season, making a total of 39 appearances in all competitions for the Blues.

    The Tramore native has also been a regular in the Irish Colleges and Universities international setup over the last few seasons, appearing alongside new teammates Maurice Nugent and Conor Barry.

  • Galway United announce the signing of Stephen Christopher.

    The 23-year-old midfielder joins the club from Cobh Ramblers, where he made over 100 appearances.

    Christopher has spent the past five seasons with Cobh Ramblers, where he helped the club reach the EA SPORTS Cup Final in 2018 and a second place league finish in the First Division in 2017.

    The Cork native has agreed a deal at Eamonn Deacy Park until the end of the 2019 season and will wear the number 22 jersey.

    The versatile midfielder goes straight into United's squad for the Drogheda game at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight at 7:45.

    Galway United also confirmed that James Tierney and Jeff McGowan have both left the club.

  • Galway United FC members have voted in favour of a motion to accept an offer from investors in Saudi Arabia to take a majority shareholding in the club.

    At present, Galway United is owned entirely by the Galway United Friends Co-Operative. 

    The takeover was approved by members who met last night to discuss the offer. 

    The meeting took place just hours after United parted company with manager Shane Keegan.

    The move is expected to see Galway receive a significant financial boost, with the club currently sixth in the First Division, 12 points behind leaders UCD.

    The proposed takeover has been discussed with the FAI.


  • Tonight's SSE Airtricity First Division meeting of Galway United and Athlone has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

    The games involving Cabinteely and Bray, and Wexford and UCD go ahead.

    Sligo's Premier Division meeting with St. Pat's has gotten the go-ahead following a pitch inspection at the Showgrounds.

    Shamrock Rovers welcome Cork to Tallaght.

    Derry City entertain Finn Harps.

    Shelbourne face champions Dundalk

    While Bohemians are away to Waterford.

  • There will be three ties in the first round of this year's F-A-I Cup which has been pared back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The draw which was made today and included no non-league clubs pits home team Finn Harps against St Patrick's Athletic.

    2018 winners Dundalk host Waterford and Longford are away to Cork City.

    Holders Shamrock Rovers, Galway United and Sligo Rovers are among the 13 other league clubs to receive a bye into the second round.

  • Galway United have announced the signing of Joe Collins.

    The 25-year old central midfielder from Ennis joins the club from Galway District League Premier Division side West United.

    Galway United manager Alan Murphy, who played alongside the midfielder at West United, feels Collins can add to United's squad for the forthcoming season.



  • Galway United have added their voice to calls for clarity on the financial assistance that will be required to aid a return to League  of Ireland action.

    Clubs are expected to find out tomorrow whether enough revenue can be sourced to cover the costs of a resumption of play.

    With all games set to be played behind closed doors, the loss of gate receipts will see all sides lose the majority of income.

    In a statement issued to Midwest Sport, Galway United say they're keen to return to training and playing football as soon as is practical, and in a safe environment.

    The statement says "Galway United - like all other League of Ireland clubs - need clarity on the financial support that will be provided to enable a successful and sustainable return to football. That clarification is expected from the FAI later this week.

    Once we have all this information, we can take some time to discuss with all League of Ireland clubs and the FAI how to make the return to football work - both safely and financially".

  • Former Donegal football manager Jim McGuinness has emerged as a shock contender to take over at Galway United.

    McGuinness led Donegal to the 2012 All-Ireland title, and is looking for a manager's job in soccer having completed his Uefa A licence.

    He's now believed to be in the frame for a role at Eamon Deacy Park in Galway.

    Shane Keegan left Galway United by mutual consent during the mid-season break, after the club failed to mount a serious promotion challenge following relegation last year.

    The news comes on the back of a proposed takeover of the Galway club by two Saudi Arabian businessmen.



    Galway United has confirmed the double signing of Jeff McGowan and Andrew Peters.

    The duo are the latest additions to Alan Murphy's squad for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.

    20-year old Jeff McGowan signs from Limerick, having previously played for Barnsley.

    Andrew Peters from Ballindine joins Galway Utd from Mayo Super League side Claremorris AFC.




  • Galway United are delighted to announce that Cian Mulryan has signed a new contract with the club.

    The 19-year-old goalkeeper has spent the last three seasons with the Tribesmen's under-19 side, after joining from Mervue United in 2017.

    The promising shot-stopper made his senior debut against Athlone Town in United's final league game of the 2019 season and he produced a man of the match display.

    Mulryan will compete with Kevin Horgan and Micheál Schlingermann for the number one jersey at Eamonn Deacy Park in 2020.

    Galway United manager Alan Murphy is delighted with the trio of goalkeepers signed and he expects Mulryan to learn a lot from Horgan and Schlingermann in the coming year.

  • Sligo Rovers and Bohemians shared the spoils as they played out a 1-1 draw in the Showgrounds lastnight.

    Galway United suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Longford Town in the League of Ireland First Division, continuing their poor run of form at the bottom end of the second tier.

  • Sligo Rovers make the journey to the Ryan McBride Brandywell as they take on Derry City in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this evening.

    Sligo Boss Liam Buckley believes despite City’s track record his side can compete with any team in the league.

    Buckley says that he would like to go up to (Derry) and show a bit more of what his side can do and get the result.

    Elsewhere in Division One Galway United host Bray in Eammon Deacy Park.

    United will look to convert more of their goal chances after poor finishing in front of goals last week against Wexford.

    Both of those games kick-off at 7:45.

  • Galway United have announced the signing of Mayo GAA goalkepper Micheál Schlingermann.

    The 28-year-old goalkeeper makes the move to Eamonn Deacy Park after a spell playing Gaelic football with the Mayo county team, most recently in their underdog match.

    Schlingermann has already clocked up ten seasons in the League of Ireland beginning his professional career at Sligo Rovers before making the move to Athlone Town.

    A short spell at Monaghan United followed before he made the switch to Drogheda United.

    Schlingermann's form between the sticks at United Park earned him a reputation as being one of the best goalkeepers in the country and he was voted on to the Premier Division Team of the Year in 2015.

    The Mayo native returned to the Bit o'Red in 2016 and he spent two and a half seasons at the Showgrounds before departing the club in June 2018.

    With Schlingermann's signing complete, Galway United manager Alan Murphy has added further to his 2020 squad.

    Schlingermann will now vie for the number one spot with Kevin Horgan, who has already committed to the club for the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season.

  • Galway United have announced the signing of Sean Russell until the end of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season.

    Russell's move to Eamonn Deacy Park follows on from the announcement of Evan Murphy and Dara Mulgannon signing deals with the Tribesmen.

    Russell makes the move to Eamonn Deacy Park from American side Atlantic City. The versatile 24-year-old is comfortable playing as a central midfielder, left-back or left-winger.

    The Dublin native has also played for Louisville City in the United States. Russell has extensive Premier Division experience, having spent time with UCD, Limerick and Drogheda United.

    He has also had spells with Longford Town and Shelbourne in the First Division.

  • Galway United have announced the re-signing of Shane Doherty.

    The 23-year-old New Jersey native returns to Eamonn Deacy Park for a second spell after departing the club midway through the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.

    Doherty made quite an impact during his short stint on Corribside, the attacker scored 3 league goals for the Tribesmen and he became a hugely popular member of United's squad.

    The American's athleticism, raw pace and directness troubled First Division defences and Alan Murphy was thrilled to secure the services of the Rowan University graduate once again.

  • Galway United’s Vinny Faherty has signed a new contract with the club for the 2020 SSE Airtiricty League season.

    The 32-year-old striker has scored 45 goals for the Tribesmen over fours spells at Eamonn Deacy Park.

    Faherty was also on the books of St. Patrick's Athletic, Dundalk, Limerick and Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland.

    The vastly experienced front-man also played overseas with Moreland Zebras and PAEEK in Australia and Cyprus respectively.

    Galway United manager Alan Murphy has put the final touches on his squad ahead of Friday's season opener against Athlone Town at Eamonn Deacy Park.

    “I'm very happy to complete our squad with the re-signing of Vinny Faherty," Murphy explained to

    "He's got a wealth of experience in the league and he'll be huge for us in terms of building our squad, both on and off the pitch.

    "Vinny has been in training with us and I'm delighted to be able to finalise his signing. He played a lot of games last season and was a very positive influence around the dressing room, he'll bring huge experience to our young squad.

    "Vinny is an identifiable player within the league and also within Galway and he's scored some really important goals for Galway United and other clubs for several years. He gives us that goal threat and the ability to play different tactics also."

    United have a lot of firepower with Enda Curran, Mikey Place and Wilson Waweru already signed for 2020, but Faherty believes that the competition will drive standards within the squad.

    "I'm delighted to be back, I still feel I have a lot to offer. It’ll be tougher to get game time but I’ve always relished the competition and I feel that competition gets the best out of me.

    "It’s a very competitive squad, so hopefully we can all push each other. The idea of being involved with this group, where the ambition is to get the club back competing in the top division in the country, was one that I couldn’t turn down.

    "It’s great as a Galway lad, that has been coming to the games since I was a kid, to be given the opportunity to play for the club and it’s one I don’t take for granted."