Sunday 19 November 2017

Galway to meet FAI

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

The Galway United Supporters Trust (GUST) will have another meeting with the FAI today where they will be hoping for positive news on their chances of securing a First Division licence for 2012.

GUST are effectively looking to reform Galway United under their own stewardship. They decided to split with the directors of the old trading company and make an application of their own.

With Mervue United and Salthill Devon already in place, the FAI are said to be worried about the prospect of three teams from the Connacht city competing in the same division.

However, GUST do possess the largest support base, and have received a boost with the support of Supermacs founder Pat McDonagh.

The businessman, who had sponsored Galway United since 2009 through Papa John's Pizza, has provided a letter of support to GUST to help in the licensing process. They hope to develop the relationship if they get the backing of the FAI.

Elsewhere, new Dundalk manager Sean McCaffrey has tied down promising Irish underage international Stephen McDonnell for another season.

Derry City are monitoring the managerial situation at Preston to see if Jim Magilton, who is in the running for the League One position, will be available to succeed Stephen Kenny.

Irish Independent

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