Galway United hope to be at their most Dangerous best for Connacht derby


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Galway United hope to be at their most Dangerous best for Connacht derby Galway United hope to be at their most Dangerous best for Connacht derby

The Michael Jackson tunes pumped out of the speakers in the away dressing room in Dalymount Park on Monday evening after Galway United had moonwalked all over Bohemians, and the Tribesmen will hope to deliver another Thriller this Friday when they host Sligo Rovers in the Connacht derby (7.45pm).

Al-Amin Kazeem was believed to have been in charge of the music on Monday, although some in the camp suggest S&C coach, Danny Broderick, had taken control of a playlist was a little Off The Wall considering the dance tunes that are the usual feature in the United dressing room.

Yeah, the puns are Bad, but you can Blame it on the Boogie that the Galway United players have been producing this season with a run of performances that sees them sitting in the lofty position of fourth in table as the form team at the moment thanks to a six-match unbeaten run.

There have been wins in the Brandywell and Oriel Park and, last Friday, in Dalymount Park. There have been wins over Waterford and early league-leaders, Shelbourne, but as assistant manager Ollie Horgan is at pains to point out in every post-game interview, every single one of those is in the past now and the only thing that matters is the next game.

“It was a mighty result there is no point in diluting it, but it is gone now, we move on to Sligo which is a huge game on Friday,” he said after Monday’s win.

“I know people will say ‘ash jaypers, will you enjoy it’: they can enjoy it on the bus on the way down, but as soon as they get home, we need to move on to Sligo.

“You don’t get a chance in this league [to dwell on wins], but thankfully you don’t get to wallow over a defeat either, because of the quick turnaround in this league. It’s gone, I am heading off in the car and we are switched on to Sligo, you don’t get time to hang on – if you do, you drift away,” he said.

Pictured: Galway United’s Stephen Walsh in a battle for possession with Cameron McJannet of Derry City in Eamonn Deacy Park last Friday. Photo: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

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