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Galway to be known as 'Galway United' from next season

The club sealed their place in the promotion playoffs earlier this afternoon.’.

Galway supporters saw their side's place in the promotion playoffs confirmed earlier today.
Galway supporters saw their side's place in the promotion playoffs confirmed earlier today.
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AFTER CONFIRMATION THAT they had earned a place in the promotion playoffs earlier today, there was more big news for Galway FC this evening.

The club have confirmed that from next season onwards, they will be known as ‘Galway United FC’.

Galway United previously went out of existence in 2011 owing to financial problems, before Galway FC were established in late 2013.

A statement on this evening’s development read:

“Hot on the heels of the success of Galway FC making the promotion playoffs comes further good news for all supporters.

“The Galway FC Board of Directors are delighted to confirm that from next season the club will be competing in the SSE Airtricity League under the name Galway United Football Club. The club’s licence application for 2015, to be submitted to the FAI next month, will be made under the name Galway United Football Club.

“The Board recognises the importance of restoring and building upon the rich tradition and heritage of Galway United in the hearts and minds of both the footballing and wider community in Galway as well as further afield and looks forward in coming years to replicating the on-field success of this season’s campaign.

“In relation to matters on the field of play, Tommy Dunne and his team are totally focused on the first leg of the semi-final playoff against Shelbourne at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday, October 17th, with a kick off time of 7.45pm. The club wishes to advise supporters that FAI guidelines dictate that season ticket are not valid for this game.”

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