I'm surprised there had been no discussion here regarding Galway United's future
There was a public meeting on Monday about this? I am away at the moment and am interested to hear what happened. My understanding is a 'new' club will emerge next year which will have an input from Salthill Devon and Mervue United.
I miss my Friday evenings in Terryland and Galway deserves to be represented in the League.
Wil we have Galway United FC or Galway Divided FC?
Any more info?
ya it used to be good craic alright. Fair play to the gust people for their tireless efforts in trying to keep the show alive.
Fact...had many an enjoyable/frustrating evening up in Terryland...nothing better than to have a few pints in town after a cold Friday evening in a nearly empty stadium. Miss it bigtime actually now that you mention it
Didn't Salthill play in Terryland on Fridays this year?
nope. They play in drom.
I miss going to Terryland as well and hope that the GUST guys are given a chance to achieve their aims. I sometimes go to a few LOI matches still, in Dublin mostly when I get a chance; was up at the Pats/Bohs game last friday for example.
Galway WFC is playing there if ya wanna look at the best under utilised playing surface in Ireland.
I'd happily get involved if it got up and running, especially if there was a half decent ultras scene.
Crying shame such a fine, and relatively big city does not have a proper soccer team.
I might go sometime to watch the ladies play, but really I would prefer to have top-level LoI soccer available in Galway so that I could watch that. I was also a fan of Galway Utd for many years and while some my not understand it, it is not easy to switch from supporting one team/club to another. That is the reason that "franchise clubs" do not usually work. I have gone to both Mervue and Salthill games, but it is just not the same; I can never really be a supporter of these clubs. Also the standard is not great and there is never any atmosphere as these clubs have no supporters/fans.
Wishing the Galway womens team all the best, but to have a look at a good playing surface is not something that would drag me back to Terryland.
They'll probably get the Anglo boys to run it
According to Galway Advertiser
"Galway FC to be officially launched in next few weeks. Cooperative-type ownership model to be explored with a vote on this after first season."
"The Directors of Galway FC include Tom Lally and John Flannery ( epresenting GUST), Joe Keating and Declan Mooney (Galway FA), Donnie Farragher and Declan McDonnell (Mervue United), and Jim McSpadden and Ollie Daniels (Salthill Devon) with Bernie O'Connell acting as the independent Chairperson. John Flannery will serve as Secretary, while Declan McDonnell, a former Mayor of Galway, will be the Treasurer."
Anyone have more info on this, seems a bit out of the blue?
not going to happen in that form anyways
Not only is it not "out of the blue" (it was in the sentinel 2/3 weeks ago that Salthill & Mervue were being told to get together), but it's been well known around town for months that there were discussions around this. The only thing "new" is the fact that the name is going to be Galway FC.
Probably because no one except you and the editor of the Galway Advertiser give a rat's a*** about the topic!
If I was an advertiser I'd be threatning to pull my spend if the Advertiser didn't give the soccer stuff a rest.