Four months after Dundalk became champions by beating Cork City on a final night decider, the new League of Ireland season begins this Friday night (March 6th).
For Galway United that means the return of Premier Division football, and they’ll be hoping to do a good deal better than their last top flight campaign four years ago.
Back then they finished bottom of the table with only six points, conceding 115 goals along the way, and at one stage losing 22 matches in a row.
That contributed to the club going out of existence, but they returned last season as Galway FC in the First Division, and came through the play-offs to win promotion to the Premier, where they’ll play this season with the United name restored.
A wet and windy day spent at the club as they prepared for the big kick-off brought chats with all sorts of people behind the scenes.
That included Noel Connolly from Glenamaddy, who as groundsman is responsible for maintaining what’s renowned as one of the best playing surfaces in the country…