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Galway United sign American striker Shane Doherty

Sun, Feb 03 2019

Doherty pictured with Galway manager Alan Murphy. Credit: Galway United FC

Galway United have unveiled American striker Shane Doherty as their latest signing ahead of the 2019 First Division campaign.

The 22-year-old joins the Tribesmen having impressed in the college football scene in the US with Rowan University.

Doherty, a holder of both US and Irish citizenship, must wait for international clearance to come through before making his competitive bow.

 “Shane has a little bit of flair and x-factor that I felt was worth pursuing,” manager Alan Murphy told the club’s website.

“He came in and took part in a few sessions with us and played for a while against Sligo Rovers. I thought he did well, and he produced a display that interested me.

“Shane is your typical graduate player from the United States. He’s a really good guy, a good professional and he’s very fit.

“He seems to be in the same type of mould as Jake Keegan and, if he follows in his footsteps, we won’t be getting a bad player.

“Shane is making a lot of sacrifices to pursue a career in the League of Ireland with us and he is coming to set himself up in Galway.

“It will be a culture change for him to play here, but Shane is really looking forward to it and he is beyond enthusiastic about the challenge.”