Stephen Walsh signs back for a seventh season with Galway United

Sun, Dec 23 2018

Walsh shed blood in the service of Galway United last season. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Galway United have confirmed that 28-year-old club stalwart Stephen Walsh has committed for his seventh year at Éamonn Deacy Park.

Despite much talk of Galway United’s early pre-season title credentials last term, the Tribsemen failed to deliver at all and finished well outside of the play-off positions in sixth.

Walsh, who is in his third spell with the club, is well aware of what is expected at the club following his arrival to the club in 2010 from local side Galway Hibernians.

Since then, the former Longford Town and Athlone Town defender has made 175 appearances for the Tribesmen, with eight goals to his name at the Dyke Road outfit.

Walsh is manager Alan Murphy’s 12th signing of the off-season for Galway United, as the club legend looks to re-brand the club with the highly-publicised ProjectDNA model.   

“It’s a relief and statement to get Stephen signed back for next season,” Murphy told the club’s official website.

“He’s prepared to put his shoulder to the wheel and lead by example both on and off the pitch.

“What is very identifiable is his passion and how he really wants to play League of Ireland for Galway United.

“He’s Galway through and through, and he’s going to be a real leader for us, but also, he’s a real talent.”