Kerry FC travel to Eamonn Deacy Park this Friday evening to face Galway United in Matchday 4 of the SSE Airtricity First Division season. The game has a kick-off time of 19:45. This is Kerry FC’s first trip west in this year’s campaign.
Match Details: Galway United v Kerry FC
Competition: SSE Airtricity First Division (Matchday 4)
Date: 10 March 2023
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
They were founded as Galway Rovers F.C. during the 1930s. They made their LOI debut in 77/78 and changed their name to Galway United in 81/82. After suffering financial difficulties, the club dropped out of the League of Ireland after the 2011 season but in 2014 Galway United returned initially playing as Galway F.C. for a season.
Mark Carey remains on the long-term injury list and won’t be available. Junior Ankomah and Graham O Reilly also won’t be in the travelling squad to Eamonn Deacy Park. Stephen McCarthy is also side-lined with injury. Andy Quaid, having picked up two yellows in our last game is suspended. Matt Keane, who suffered a broken nose v Bray Wanderers passed a fitness test and played v Treaty United last time out. He is available for selection once more. Trpimir Vrlijack, who missed the game against Treaty United with an ankle injury remains a doubt and will be subject to a late fitness test to see if he can make the squad. New signing Cian Barrett is available to Billy Dennehy for the fixture.
‘What they said’:
First-Team Manager Billy Dennehy: The level we are playing at means the games are very physical. The players are giving absolutely everything and are playing at a very high intensity. The energy throughout the game against Treaty United was what I have asked out of every player. I don’t think any game worries me or the players. We are going to Galway with confidence. Of course, Galway sits top of the league and has huge resources behind them compared to what we have at the moment. There is no doubt there is a gap there but in every game, we have played we have brought new things out in our style of play and I hope we can do that again on Friday.
Defender Kalen Spillane: These are the games you want to be playing in and showing off your ability. I have no doubt and am full of confidence that we can travel to Galway and get a result for ourselves and our supporters. We have to believe it that you know. There is no point in travelling 3 hours up the road thinking we will get nothing to show for our efforts. Galway are a good side, unbeaten, John Caulfield has them well drilled, but I really believe we can take the game to them Friday night and get a result we deserve.