Murphy hails 'keeper Horgan despite Longford howler

Galway United manager, Alan Murphy hailed the impact made by his goalkeeper Kevin Horgan, following United’s come-from-behind win at home to Longford Town on Friday night. While admitting the former Shamrock Rovers shot-stopper was at fault for the games opening goal, Murphy was quick to praise the Galway natives influence both on and off-the-pitch since returning to the Tribe in the off-season.

Speaking to Kieran Burke for Between the Stripes TV post-match, Murphy had the following to say about his number one:

“I thought it was a late call from Kev (Kevin Horgan) for the first goal but Kevin has been fantastic for us. He’s a Galway guy through and through, he’s a really experienced player for someone his age and you only need to see him during the week, he’s such a committed professional and we are lucky to have him.”

Sitting ninth in the second-tier before kick-off, there were wild scenes despite the small turnout at Eamon Deacy Park, following Vinny Faherty’s superb second-half headed double to give United all three points in a real turn up for the books.

With a game to make up this coming Monday away to Bray Wanderers, followed by a trip to Drogheda on Friday, this was a much needed win for Galway, who have struggled greatly with a minor budget and young squad in the First Division this season.

Watch Alan Murphy’s post-match chat with Kieran Burke for Between the Stripes TV’s LOI review show in full below.