Galway United boss Tommy Dunne has asked for a huge performance from his players when they travel to take on St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park on Friday (7.45pm).
The Tribesmen were caught at the death against Bray Wanderers last week and know that it will take a huge step in class to have any chance at Inchicore.
St Pat’s are third/fourth in the SSE Airtricity League standings and hammered Galway 4-1 when these sides met at Eamonn Deacy Park on May 1.
David O’Leary shot a wonder-strike for Galway but two goals from Conan Byrne along with a Killian Brennan penalty and a goal from Ciaran Kilduff gave Pat’s the win.
Dunne was disappointed with his side’s efforts in the loss to Bray and expects more from his troops in the capital.
“People’s mindsets in football is a huge thing. It is something that when you are trying to achieve things in a season you can’t switch.
“At the end of a season you switch off and by that stage you are mentally drained, gone.
“But individuals we have they switch off any opportunity they get if you are not after them and that is not a professional player.”
Galway United Supporters Trust are running a bus to the game, leaving from the Dail Bar, Cross Street, Galway (3.30pm). Seats can be booked by contacting Dominick Walsh at 087-9163438.
GUST are also running a last man standing competition ahead of the upcoming Premiership season, with a prize of €1,000 on offer. Entry forms are available from O’Briens Newsagents, William Street, Galway and also from Ronan Coleman at 087-6972823.