Alan Dooley

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is one of Extratime's longest serving contributors. Based in County Galway, Alan has been following the League of Ireland since the mid-1980s. His first memory of the drama of domestic football was Vinny Arkins, then of Shamrock Rovers, on the receiving end of some Terryland Park banter about his long, blond hairdo which was in need of a trim, while his favourite Galway Unted player of all time is Noel Mernagh.


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A Galway Odyssey – Away Day Blues Only Concern

We are over a quarter of the way through the 2015 Airtricity League Premier Division season and Galway United sit second from bottom of the table, but there are definite reasons for optimism as Tommy Dunne’s men head into an ...

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League Report: Galway United 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers

Under pressure Sligo boss Owen Heary cut a relieved figure at the final whistle as his Rovers side escaped from Eamonn Deacy Park with a priceless win that sees Galway United now sit at the foot of the Premier Division ...

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A Galway Odyssey - A Night of Firsts

First League win. First clean sheet. First red card. First goal of the 2015 season for Enda Curran, and what a strike it was. There was, however, one hugely important first that overshadowed all others.

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League Report: Galway United 1 - 0 Drogheda United

Enda Curran’s early strike proved to be the only goal at Eamonn Deacy Park as Galway United deservedly held out against previously unbeaten Drogheda United despite playing with ten men for over an hour after Sam Oji’s straight red.

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O'Leary anxious for positive result

Ahead of the visit of Drogheda United to The City of the Tribes on Friday night, Galway United midfielder David O’Leary has spoken about the club’s need to get points on the board.

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Damien Duff confirms League of Ireland plans

Damien Duff confirms he will be returning to Ireland to finish his career

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A Galway Odyssey – Glass half empty or half full?

All the components appeared to be in place. A car park almost full to capacity thirty minutes before kick-off as a genuine sense of occasion marked the return of United to Galway’s Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night, where the ...

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A Galway Odyssey - Almost a False Start

The 2015 League of Ireland season is almost upon us and Alan Dooley is ready for it - just

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Molloy re-signs for Tribesmen

Galway United have further strengthened their squad ahead of the 2015 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season with the announcement that Jason Molloy has agreed terms to re-sign for the club.

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Oji hoping to settle quickly in Galway

Sam Oji hopes for a bright start to his Galway United career

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Galway United land Oji

Galway United sign former Limerick FC centre half Sam Oji

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Galway United confirm three friendlies

Galway United announce the dates and opponents for three pre-season friendles

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Sligo Rovers 2015 squad numbers unveiled

Sligo Roves have announced their squad numbers for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season

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Galway United begin pre-season preparations

After almost ten weeks of an off-season during which the club reverted back to the more familiar Galway United name and saw Ryan Manning depart for the glamour and glitz of the Premier League, manager Tommy Dunne now begins the ...

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Dunne encouraged by positive Galway launch

Newly appointed Galway FC manager Tommy Dunne has hit the ground running in the West, already plotting his fledgling club’s pre-season training plans while formalising a squad and putting together a backroom team for the upcoming Airtricity League First Division ...

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Doyle on stand-by as Trap names squad

The Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has today (Saturday, March 16) finalised his 23-man squad for the crucial World Cup qualifiers away to Sweden next Friday followed by the home date with Austria.

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Sports Books - A Helping Hand

The Christmas panic is almost upon us and with that the driving around in circles looking for a space in an over-crowded car park, having your senses assaulted from all angles in popular toy stores and before you know it, ...

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