Galway boss Billy Clery was in a reflective mood after the full-time whistle blew after his sides 3-0 defeat to UCD Waves at Drom Soccer Park.

Although he was gutted to miss out on advancing, he was full of praise for his players and set his sights on continuing to make gradual improvements.

In particular, Clery had one eye on their upcoming Shield quarter-final at the beginning of June. 

“We contained UCD and tried to have a go in the second half. We had a number of chances. We had one hit the crossbar that came out and [was] missed from two or three yards,” he said.

“I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game, possibly one or two. We had chances to sneak it, but overall the last few weeks has been very good from the girls," explained the dissapointed Galway WFC boss. 

“I think we’ve improved a good bit. I think last week’s result gave us a bit of confidence."

Look, we’re out of the League Cup but we’ve a semi-final next week [in the Shield] and then we’ve a run of four or five fixtures in the league that we’re looking to pick up points in," concluded Clery. 


UCD Waves completed a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Galway WFC at Drom Soccer Park in East Galway to book their place in the last four of the League Cup.

Speaking exclusively with WNL reporter Trevor Murray following the game, Waves manager Noel Kealy was pleased to secure the win and emphasised how confident he is in his players.

“I fear nobody. I think people know that about us now,” Kealy said.

“We’ll take each game as it comes, we’ll play our own way, we’re not concerned about other teams – I’m concerned about UCD Waves and our system of play. I don’t care about anybody else," he went on to explain. 

Kealy is a very vocal coach on the side-lines, and he showed that at the game at Drom. He constantly shouted praise and encouragement to his players throughout the 90 minutes as his side dominated possession and proved too clinical for the Galway girls.

Indeed, he was very happy with how they responded to his game-plan on the day.

“We have the same plan that we work on, the same structure, but we add bits from it that we need from week to week. I can’t fault the commitment of the girls,” he said.

“I thought we deserved it. I thought we got the flow much, much better, and the quality of the girls that we were working on in training came out onto the field.

"We were disappointed after last weekend [against Galway] so we wanted to make amends and I think that was a day and a pitch to do it on and I’m pleased with that," concluded Kealy. 


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