Cabinteely FC Press Release

Team News vs Galway United


SSE Airtricity League First Division

Friday 29th March 2019

7.45 p.m.

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will grace Stradbrook on Friday when Cabinteely FC host Galway United.

The South Dublin side hope it proves third time lucky as they have yet to register a home First Division success this term.

United have won just once so far in the 2019 league campaign.

Management Team View

Last week’s defeat to Limerick ended Cabinteely’s five-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

But Goalkeeping coach John Power is backing the Green and White’s to bounce back.

“We’ve had a great week in training; the lads have really worked hard. We’ve worked on a lot of different aspects to make sure we get the three points.”

But he warned “It’s not going to be easy. Galway are a decent side, they’ve been a good outfit in the past couple of years having been in the Premier Division. They’ve really put a good squad together, so it’s going to be difficult enough.”

Power continued “We’ve been playing really well. That little bit of luck that you need just to help us out has been missing. The first goal is always very important in these games. If we can get the first goal, we’re hopeful of going on to win the game.”

 Player View

Goalkeeper Stephen McGuinness refused to hide this week. And fronted up for his part in the loss to Limerick.

“Training has been good. It’s important to bounce back after the disappointing result against Limerick. Personally, I need to up my game and show it was just a freak accident last week. Especially with the President (of Ireland) coming down, there’s no better game.”

He continued “We have to put on a show. He only usually comes to Cup finals and that. But we must play well for ourselves, the management and our supporters first and foremost.”

The Cabinteely skipper added “The aim is to get the three points and bounce back up the table. We want to get right up there, in the mix.”

Team News

Several players will be checked over by the club’s medical staff with the hope of Cabinteely having a near full squad available.


Alan Carey will take charge of the fixture with Darragh Keegan and Chris Campbell the assistants. Mark Moynihan is fourth official.


The clubs met for the first time in league action in 2018. Galway won all three matches.



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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**Members of the media are advised to arrive early in advance of the game due to limited seating in the press box, and car park space.

** Members of the media are advised that for this game, circumstances mean that the media will be in the press box – rather than the clubhouse.

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