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.

  • Galway United suffered a 3-1 defeat this evening away to Athlone Town.

    Athlone went 3-0 up after 26 minutes in a first half that Galway found extremely difficult.

    The Tribesmen did pick up a consolation goal in the 77th minute.

    Next up for John Caulfield’s side is a clash with top of the table Cabinteely next Friday night.

  • Galway United FC have announced that the Bon Secours Hospital Galway have extended their partnership deal and will continue to be Galway United FC’s Official Healthcare Partner for the 2021 season.

    The partnership will continue to provide Galway United FC with access to their state of the art facilities and resources.

    Bon Secours Hospital Galway will be working alongside the club’s medical department to ensure the best medical advice and care is available to the squad, including the state of art equipment at their Galway location.

  • 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.

  • Galway United are delighted to announce that Caoilfhionn O’Dea has signed a new contract for 2021.

    The 20-year-old midfielder joined the club from Newmarket Celtic in 2018.

    The Clare native has starred in United's academy over the last three years - O'Dea initially joined the club at under-17 level and he quickly progressed up to the Tribesmen's under-19 side.

    O'Dea played a key role in United's run to the final of the under-19 league in 2019, and his form earned a first team contract, and he made his debut in a 3-2 win against Limerick at Eamonn Deacy Park.

    After a number of years in the clubs academy, O'Dea has signed a new first team contract and he's looking forward to giving the challenge his total commitment in 2021.

  • 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.

  • Christopher Horgan has signed a new contract with Galway United.

    The tenacious defender has penned a deal with the club that will take him into his fourth season at Eamonn Deacy Park.

    Horgan is another product of United's academy system - The wholehearted full-back captained the Tribesmen's under-19 side before making his first team debut midway through the 2018 season.

    Since then, Horgan has made over 40 appearances for his hometown club, and United manager John Caulfield sees him as another player with real promise.

  • 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.


  • Galway United are delighted to announce the signing of Colin Kelly.

    The 19-year-old returns to Eamonn Deacy Park following a season with Bohemians under-19 side.

    Kelly helped fire the Gypsies to the final of the under-19 league, and he scored in the final on Tuesday evening at the UCD Bowl, but St. Patrick's Athletic ran out 2-1 winners.

    Alan Murphy brought Kelly to the club in 2018 and the young striker enjoyed a prolific season at under-17 level, scoring 30 goals.

    Kelly made his first team debut for the Tribesmen away to Finn Harps in 2018, and he returned to Eamonn Deacy Park in 2019, scoring goals against Shelbourne and Wexford.

  •  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.




  • Galway United have announced that Mikey Place has signed a contract extension.

    The 22-year-old has penned a new deal with the club that will take him into his second season at Eamonn Deacy Park.

    Place netted 4 goals for the Tribesmen in 2020 and the former Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps attacker played an influential role in United's end of season run.

    Under John Caulfield stewardship, Place cemented his spot in United's starting eleven as a right winger in the second half of the season.

  • 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.