In their penultimate home SSE Airtricity League First Division of the season, fourth placed Cabinteely entertain Galway United at Stradbrook on Friday.

The South Dublin side will look to continue their record-breaking run of nine league games without defeat since last May.


With just four league games remaining, Cabinteely Director of Football Pat Devlin is expecting a tough run-in to the end of the campaign in the club’s pursuit of the play-offs.

“There are no easy games. I don’t expect Galway, or any other team for that matter, to be any different,” he said.

“We just have to keep going; and working hard. We must be focused on the job ahead. You have to keep trying and hope the breaks go your way. A little bit of luck also helps.”


Kieran Marty Waters, Jack Watson and Shane Barnes are side-lined with injury.


Alan Patchell will take charge of the fixture with David Berry and Stephen Parnell being the assistants. Gavin Colfer is fourth official.


The clubs met for the first time in league action back in 2018. Galway had won all three matches that season until Robert Manley’s winner last March at Stradbrook gave Cabo a first victory over the Tribesmen.

The last meeting back in May finished score-less at Eamonn Deacy Park. 



Stradbrook, March 24

Cabinteely 1 (Robert Manley 17); Galway United 0.

Eamonn Deacy Park, May 31

Galway United 0; Cabinteely FC 0.




Eamonn Deacy Park, July 27

Galway United 3 (Eoin McCormack 2, Conor Barry 39, 54); Cabinteely 2 (Joe Doyle 37, Kieran Marty Waters 85).

Stradbrook, May 20

Cabinteely 1 (Keith Dalton 88); Galway United 2 (Robbie Williams 9, Marc Ludden 39).

Eamonn Deacy Park, July 27

Galway United 3 (Danny Furlong 41, 68, Conor Barry 60); Cabinteely 1 (Joe Doyle 87).

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