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The Tribesmen are on the march.

Galway United sealed their place in the League of Ireland First Division play-off final, thanks to a 3-0 second-leg win against Longford Town on Sunday evening.

With the tie finely balanced after a pulsating first-leg at Bishopsgate on Wednesday night, John Caulfield’s side had too much for Longford at Eamonn Deacy Park – winning the two-legged affair 5-2 on aggregate.

They will now face Waterford in the final, after the Blues eased past Treaty United in their respective semi-final showdown.

Galway United seal play-off date with Waterford.

A first-half goal from David Hurley set United on their way, as he turned his effort home into the back of the net after a ball into the box caused panic in the Longford Town penalty area.

Both teams then had penalty shouts before the half-time break, with Stephen Walsh and Jordan Adeyemo both appealing for spot-kicks.

In the second-half, Galway took control of the game, and eventually pulled away at the death thanks to a quickfire double from Mikie Rowe and Rob Manley.

Both forwards netted from close-range, as they ground Longford Town’s season to a halt on the banks of the Corrib in Galway.

Waterford defeat Treaty United.

However, Galway will be aware that they now face a stiff test if they are to win the First Division play-off final.

Next week, the Tribesmen will face Waterford – a side who came through their tie against Treaty United on Saturday night.

Coming into the second-leg with a commanding 4-1 lead, the Blues were very nearly pegged back inside the first half an hour of the second-leg at the RSC.

Tommy Barrett’s side raced into a 3-1 lead, but were eventually pegged back by the hosts as the game ended 3-3 on the night. As a result, Waterford won the tie 7-4 on aggregate.

The winner of the one-off game between Waterford and Galway will take on UCD in the League of Ireland promotion/relegation play-off final.

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