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.”