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Galway FC on a Roll

GALWAY FC put the last remaining unbeaten away record in the First Division on the line on Sunday when they travel to the Tallaght Stadium to take on Shamrock Rovers B (3pm).

Tommy Dunne’s side go into the game on a fine run of form which has seen them record three wins and a draw in their last four outings, with three clean sheets thrown in for good measure, making it seven games from 11 League and Cup outings in which the defence has not been breached.

“We have five clean sheets in nine League games, and two in the EA Sports Cup – a team that picks up cleansheets regularly gives itself opportunities to win matches, and that’s what we’ve got to try to do.

“Of course we will try to play but we want to win matches, there has to be a purpose –  look at the Champions League in recent times, teams try to play but it’s not always the case that you will win matches if you try to play.

“We want to play in order to win games but cleansheets are important to us – if you get them, you have opportunities to do well,” Dunne said after last Monday’s 1-0 win at home to Finn Harps in the EA Sports Cup.

A win over Waterford United in the league the previous Friday night has moved the side up to third in the table, and Dunne feels his side is starting to gel, although he is not getting carried away by the recent run of results.

“I still we could be better, at times against Waterford we didn’t move the ball quick enough when it needed to be moved. I think it was important to win, to be truthful the previous games at home we sort of left it short a little bit at different times,” he said.

He is expecting a tough challenge against a Shamrock Rovers B side that has climbed to fourth in the table following successive wins over Cobh Ramblers (3-1 at home) and Finn Harps (1-0 away), although he admits that the Tallaght second-string outfit are still something of an unknown quantity.

“It is a big game on Sunday, but all League games are big and we have got to try and get three points. We’re going to Tallaght not really sure what kind of side we’ll face but in fairness to Rovers, they have been keeping it quite consistent in regards to players they have used.

“They had a great result against Finn Harps last week and we are under no illusions – people say they are a young team and are there for the taking, but they are at home and playing well, for us we have got to play as best we possibly can and see can we pick up three points,” he said.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune

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Tuam men put late gloss on a hard earned win in Clonbur

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Tuam Stars' Cormac McWalter whose haul of 1-2 was vital in their Senior Football Championship win over Naomh Anna Leitir Móir in Clonbur on Saturday.

Tuam Stars 2-14

 Naomh Anna Leitir Móir 0-12 

Mike Rafferty in Clonbur

The outcome of this senior football championship contest in Clonbur looks decisive, but reality tells a different story as it was only in the latter stages that Tuam Stars pulled away to win with a shade of comfort.

For the majority of the opening half, it was the Connemara side who were the real drivers of the game, but despite that they still found themselves two points in arrears at the break. A Cormac McWalter goal on 29 minutes was to change the course of proceedings and, in reality, put Tuam in the driving seat for the rest of the match.

For a side that dominated the second half,  it was only in the closing quarter that Tuam Stars pulled away as a 1-5 tally without reply in a seven-minute spell turned what had been a close contest into a comfortable victory by the end. However, once they went ahead, the Stars stuck to their task and never gave Leitir Móir an opportunity to get back into it.

The performance of Naomh Anna saw contrasting productions. An impressve opening half when they were full of running and support play turned in the opposite direction on the resumption. It was almost as if they did not believe in themselves.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Kelly and McHugh land the key scores for title holders

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Colm Mannion of Mountbellew-Moylough comes under pressure from Annghdown's Ryan Ford and Jonathon Creaven during Sunday's Senior Football Championship tie at Tuam Stadium. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Mountbellew/Moylough 2-13

Annaghdown 0-13

BARRY McHugh fired over seven points as Mountbellew/Moylough started the defence of their senior football championship title off with a deserved win.

Patrick Kelly’s goals in either half also proved decisive as Mountbellew/Moylogh overcame a stiff Annaghdown challenge to emerge with a six point triumph. Despite Michael Daly not featuring for last year’s champions, this was an ideal start to Mountbellew/Moylough’s campaign as they came through some rocky periods before their greater quality up front and ‘know how’ got the job done.

Annaghdown gave their opponent’s plenty to worry about in the first and third quarters but they went off the boil before half time, failing to score from play for the final 15 minutes of the opening period. They then went 13 minutes without a score in the concluding quarter as Mountbellew/Moylough were able to kick three of the final four points to seal an opening round triumph.

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Caherlistrane show plenty of grit to reel in Monivea-Abbey

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Jamie Burke of Monivea-Abbey secures possession ahead of Caherlistrane's Rory Glynn during Sunday's Senior Football Championship clash at Tuam Stadium. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Caherlistrane 1-10

Monivea-Abbey 0-10

ALAN Morris’ 37th minute proved vital as Caherlistrane started their campaign with a gritty win over Monivea-Abbey at Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Although all goals are valuable, this one proved to be a game changer with Monivea-Abbey enjoying their largest lead of the contest, four points, before Morris struck. Garvan McDaid’s side led 0-8 to 0-4 and looked to be in control against an off-colour Caherlistrane outfit.

Despite enjoying a numerical advantage when Monivea-Abbey’s Jamie Burke was black carded as he hauled down Oisín O’Brien after a short kickout malfunctioned, Caherlistrane could not shake free of their stubborn opponents as they only outscored Monivea-Abbey 0-3 to 0-2 while playing against 14 men.

This meant the sides were deadlocked at 1-7 to 0-10, but Caherlistrane kicked the final three points of the contest as Ronan Conneely’s 57th minute effort was followed by scores from substitute Joe Monaghan and Morris. Although Caherlistrane manager Frank Doherty will certainly be looking for improvements this weekend as they face Claregalway, this was a huge win for Caherlistrane as they have flirted with relegation in recent years.

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