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Friday 9 December 2016

Tommy Dunne: Galway ready for Tallaght test

Tommy Dunne
Tommy Dunne

FORMER Shamrock Rovers man Tommy Dunne is still waiting to get one over on his former club since he turned his hand to management.

And the current Galway United boss admits he'll need a dose of good fortune to come away from Tallaght Stadium tonight. Dunne faced up to the Hoops eight times while in charge of Cork City but a win eluded the Tallaght native. "We need us to be at our best and we need a bit of luck to get anything from Rovers away," says Dunne.

"Rovers have started the season well and we've had a couple of hard games, it's a big ask to go to Tallaght but we will go there looking to get something. We have been in it in every game we've played, we're not that far off, if we can eradicate the mistakes we're making we will be ok.

"We're competitive, just not enough to pick up wins but I think it will turn for us."

Dunne (left) had five seasons as a player with Rovers but never got to play in his native Tallaght. "We were one of the first teams to set foot on the pitch as we trained there under Damien Richardson but sadly the team didn't get a chance to play there," he recalls. "We were at home in places like Santry and Richmond Park and Tolka Park, I would have loved the chance to play in Tallaght.

"We had mixed times there. It was a tough enough time, you were always on the road, you never had proper training facilities. But they came through it all and that was down to their fan base, I don't think any other club would have survived what Rovers went through."

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