Originally Posted by applehunter
So whats the story with United?
Are you applying to get back into the league for next season?
At the request of the FAI, GUST have helped put together an under 19 team for the coming under 19 league season. The FAI insisted upon two things, that the team be called Galway United Supporters Trust FC and also out of Terryland Park.
It was reported in the media
Former County Manager of Tipperary South Riding, Ned O’Connor, is understood to have been asked by the FAI to meet with Mervue United, SD Galway, the Galway United Supporters’ Trust and the Galway FA this week(3 weeks ago), and then draw up a blueprint for what he sees as the way forward for the game here in relation to the domestic league.
There will be no word on these talks until they are completed. Any important decisions that need to be taken by GUST will be voted upon at an open meeting.
I'm not involved with GUST and I have no idea what was or is being said at these meetings, but I know that any sort of link-up with Mervue or Salthill would alienate the rest of Galway football from GUST and what they've been working on with people involved in football in Galway.
Neither clubs position in the league is sustainable. Hopefully the rumour about the FAI's intentions is true and a United team, both in name and in practice, is back in the league in March.
GUST are just part of the solution. They didn't ask to be in this position, but in order to restore Galway football to where it should be, they have to do their part.