Galbraith’s return boosts Blues ahead of busy schedule

Limerick FC's goalscorer Rory Gaffney, right, in action against Jason McGuinness, Shamrock Rovers, in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at Tallaght Stadium on Friday last
LIMERICK FC’s exciting winger Danny Galbraith is ‘delighted’ to have put his injury nightmare behind him.

LIMERICK FC’s exciting winger Danny Galbraith is ‘delighted’ to have put his injury nightmare behind him.

Twenty three-year-old Galbraith started the first 25 league games of last season for the Blues before a hamstring left the former Hibernian man sidelined since early September.

Galbraith made his comeback from injury in the Blues 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers last weekend and the Scot is likely to see further game time as Limerick FC travel to the Carlisle Grounds for a crucial Premier Division clash this Friday night (May 9), 7.45pm.

“I’m delighted just to be back involved with the boys even though it wasn’t for long (v Shamrock Rovers). It’s a massive plus for me and I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things now,” Galbraith said.

“Towards the end of last season, I had a small problem with my hamstring which everyone seemed to think would clear up over the off-season. It did but unfortunately at the start of pre-season it had a recurrence which set me back a bit longer.

“There were a lot of different factors involved but I’m just glad to be over it now and be back involved with the boys and I’m looking forward to more nights like tonight.

“It has been really frustrating. There’s nothing worse than sitting watching. As bad as it sounds, when you’re injured you don’t enjoy watching the games because you just want to be out there.

“It’s very frustrating and it’s difficult at times to try to keep your head up when you see all the boys out training and you’re stuck in the gym yourself. Obviously I did a lot of training on my own which can be hard, but it’s all worth it to get back involved.”

Limerick manager, Stuart Taylor insists his side’s current 10th place position in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division is a false one.

Limerick have won just two of their 10 top flight games this season, but were unfortunate to concede a dramatic 96th minute equaliser against Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium on Friday.

“I believe 100% that we are in a false position in the table,” said Taylor.

“Everyone can see that. It is not just the press, the supporters and the media. The character in the dressing room will come through in the end. We will be fine.

“There was a disappointment we didn’t pick up the three points against Rovers. There were certain things which happened in the game which shouldn’t have happened. But we have to get on with it. We have a strong bunch of characters in the dressing room, a great team spirit.”