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Galway FC invited to apply for League of Ireland licence

If successful in their application, home games will be played at Terryland Park next year.

Terryland Park.
Terryland Park.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

THE FAI HAS invited Galway FC to apply for a licence which would allow them to play in next season’s Airtricity League First Division.

Made up of of the Galway United Supporters Group (GUST), Mervue United, Salthill Devon and the Galway & District League, the brand new entity aims to unite football in the county under one roof.

Galway United withdrew from the league back in 2011 with GUST breaking away from the club’s parent company. The following year, discussions held between Mervue, Salthill and GUST over a possible merger ended unsuccessfully.

However, in a statement released this evening, it has been confirmed that Galway FC will seek a licence to compete in the 2014 First Division with the backing of new sponsor Comer Group, who have agreed a three-season deal.

If successful, the club will play their home games at  Eamonn Deacy (Terryland) Park.

“Supporter’s involvement is a key ingredient and critical to the success and integration of this new entity in the community and Galway United Supporters Trust (GUST) continue to work with the board and the co-op subcommittee on examining the development of a cooperative structure,” the statement reads.

They are also seeking to fill the role of first team manager as it “will be key element to the future success and sustainability” of the club. Interested candidates can click here for more information.

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