Horgan urges players to build on recent results over busy weekend


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Horgan urges players to build on recent results over busy weekend Horgan urges players to build on recent results over busy weekend

IT has been an incredible 15 months or so for Galway United, the Tribesmen romping to the First Division title last season, and currently sitting pretty in fifth in their first season back in the top-flight in seven years.

There have been wins this season away to Dundalk and Derry City, and at home to Shelbourne; while a 21-match losing run against Shamrock Rovers finally came to an end last weekend.

Yet for all that, the one spell that Ollie Horgan regularly looks back on is the Easter weekend this season when United claimed a 1-0 win in the Brandywell on a Friday night, but followed it up with a pretty dismal display at home to Bohs three days later when falling to a 2-0 defeat to the Dublin side.

This May Bank Holiday weekend sees a reversal of those fixtures, with the Candystripes heading south to Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday (7.45pm), while United travel to Dalymount Park on Monday to face Bohs (5pm), and Horgan is warning that there can no slip in standards like there was five weeks ago.

“We want to compete with the best, we need to try and get something out of Friday night against Derry, you are playing one of the top two teams in the country, and then on to Bohs on the Monday.

“The one performance we point the finger at was at home against Bohs on the Monday night after beating Derry. It went from a very good performance [against Derry] to a very bad performance, that is the one performance in my time here that I can be critical of,” says the United assistant manager, who will be top-dog in the dugout again this Friday with John Caulfield serving the third game of a three-match ban following his dismissal in the win over Shelbourne a fortnight ago.

Pictured: Galway United Assistant Coach Ollie Horgan who is keen for the Tribesmen to atone for a poor display against Bohemians earlier in the campaign when the teams clash again on Monday, the second of two matches for United in the space of 72 hours.

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