Galway United and Cabinteely played out a scoreless draw on Friday night in Eamonn Deacy Park. Neither side acquitted themselves well in the first half, but Cabinteely edged it in terms of chances. The Tribesmen came out in the second half and turn
Galway United and Cabinteely played out a scoreless draw on Friday night in Eamonn Deacy Park.
Neither side acquitted themselves well in the first half, but Cabinteely edged it in terms of chances. The Tribesmen came out in the second half and turned the tables, creating several chances but failing to convert.
Galway manager, Alan Murphy, was pleased with his side’s performance especially coming after two losses on the bounce for United.
“I think a draw in the end is maybe a fair result,” he said speaking to the media after the game.
“They started the better but I thought for the last half an hour they were on life support, at times I thought they were panicking and we had a lot of pressure and some great chances.”
“I’m hugely happy with a performance like that due to the lack of performance in Drogheda last week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t there so I can’t be too harsh on them just from looking at the footage and that.”
“It’s a big weekend again, we’ll nurse the bodies now and we go again on Monday, but we’ll go again tomorrow morning and we’ll go again on Sunday so it’s a busy weekend for us.”
Forward Shane Doherty was one of the stand out players for the home side. The American caused a lot of trouble for the Cabinteely with his blistering pace but he could not get the chance he needed to put the ball in the net— all of this coming off the back of his first goal away to Bray Wanderers last week.
“He’s a great lad, does exactly what it says on the tin. He’s full of energy, full of honesty and wants to make his name.”
“His application is second to none, and he’s an absolute gent with a big future. A lot of learning to do, very raw at times but glad we picked him up and glad we took a chance on him when some others didn’t.”
Murphy himself contributed on the field on Friday night. The player-manager came off the bench against Bray Wanderers last week and, on Friday, started himself for the first time this season. United were ravaged by injuries on the day and it more than likely will not be a regular occurrence for the manager.
“It’s nice to be involved, to be able to be in the middle of it and to be able to get the message across a little but quicker at times— when I have my breath!”
“It’s not about me, it was a need tonight. Look at what we were missing, nine players we were missing tonight, and a lot of the players play in that zone that I sat in tonight.
“It’s nice to be playing but I know my place and I needed to come out when I did. I think the boys buy into that and they know it’s not about me.”