Galway United v Cobh Ramblers | Preview

Our final away trip of the season takes place on Friday as Ramblers travel to Alan Murphy’s Galway United side.

With no game last weekend the squad took part in team-building activities in Ballyhass Lakes, while some of the first team also attended Springfield Ramblers Academy training to help out the next generation of Cobh footballers.

Suspended defender Ben O’Riordan is the only absentee for the trip to Eamonn Deacy Park, James McSweeney and Matt Lamb are both back in training after injury.

The Rams are six games unbeaten in the league and have defeated the Tribesmen 2-1 on both meetings so far this season. While the clash sees the league’s seventh and eighth places sides meet, Cobh are twelve points better off. However, Galway have impressed in wins over Cork City and Cabinteely of late.

Manager Stuart Ashton is looking forward to what is the first game since his confirmation as first team coach earlier in the week, “The break last week was somewhat disruptive, we’d have liked to be in FAI Cup action of course. Our team outing was something different though and the lads all enjoyed it.”

“Galway have some good momentum at the moment. They gave a great account of themselves against Rovers and are on a high right now. It should make for an entertaining game. We know what to expect and we have to find a performance to get a result.”

“There’s good competition for places in the squad at the moment. Everyone is there on merit and if lads are impressing in training, they get in the squad. Every game brings different challenges but whoever deserves to be in the team will get their chance.”

Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club is an Irish football club. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the League of Ireland in 1985, hails from Cobh, County Cork and play their home matches at St. Colman's Park. The club's colours are claret and blue.