Galway come into this match top of the Irish First Division. They will be looking for an immediate return to the Premier Division after their relegation during the 2017 season. They opened their season with a thumping 4-1 win over Athlone Town and followed that up with a respectable 1-1 draw on the road to UCD.
An important factor for Galway this season was the signing of Danny Furlong from Australian side Southern United. Before he went down under Danny was in this division with Wexford Youths and scored a bag full of goals, 54 in 81 appearances to be precise and the striker has already started his scoring campaign netting 4 goals in his first 2 games.
Cabinteely have just started their 3rd season in the Irish football league, they finished in 6th place out of the 8 teams, an improvement on their first season. They have started this season with 2 1-0 defeats on home soil and this match against Galway will be their first of 4 consecutive away games. They generally a young side and won't have any ambition of getting promoted this season whereas Galway will want to end the season as champions.