Tribe fans seek licence for new club

AS the fans of Cork City did two seasons ago, the supporters of cash-strapped and relegated Galway United have decided to apply for an Airtricity League First Division license for next season on behalf of a reconstituted club.

The AGM of Galway United Supporters Trust (GUST) unanimously agreed to end its agreement with the directors of Galway United FC in relation to its day-to-day management of the club and to submit an independent licence application for membership of the 2012 Airtricity League in the name of Galway United Supporters Trust Football Club.

The goal, according to Trust chairman David Flaherty is to “return Galway senior soccer back to its roots as a community club”.

The news was followed by a decision by the club’s current directors to withdraw their licence application for 2012.

They plan to reapply for 2013, when “a decision will then be taken as to the best route forward for soccer in Galway and discussions will take place with all stakeholders”.

Meanwhile, in on-the-pitch domestic news, promoted Shelbourne have signed Glenn Cronin from Bohemians.

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