Sean Gannon re-signs for The Champions

Fri, Dec 18 2015

Credit: Larry McQuillan

Sean Gannon has today re-signed for Dundalk. The right back is entering into his third year at Oriel Park following his signing from St Patrick's Athletic in 2014.


Gannon began his professional career at Shamrock Rovers and it was at Tallaght Stadium this season where he missed his only league game in the past two seasons.


Gannon has scored some special goals during his time in the North East – his strike against St Patrick's Athletic in 2014 earned plaudits throughout the league for the intricate team passing before his measured finish, while his thunderbolt of a strike in the Daily Mail FAI Cup win away to Galway United helped the Lilywhites on their way to eventual victory in the competition following an extra time victory over Cork City in the final.


However, Gannon was forced off through injury during the Aviva encounter and Dundalk fans will be hoping that he will have fully recovered and show no after effects during next season. He was named on the PFAI Team of the Year and has won the league for the last three years in a row.


Speaking about next season, to, a delighted Gannon reflected on last season, before emphasizing that the team wouldn't be easing up next year.


“In 2015 we won almost everything which was on offer to us. Winning the league and Cup double was really special to all of us and it’s brilliant to achieve but we want to go on and retain our league title again.


“We are all hungry to go on and win again. We want to win everything on offer and we are going to fight to keep every trophy we have and win more.”


The right full back went on to outline how Stephen Kenny's men hope to make the breakthrough in European competition next year following their defeat to BATE Borisov in this year's Champions League.


"We all love playing in Europe and the Champions League is the pinnacle of that. We gave a good account of ourselves against BATE this year but we still lost and we were gutted but we want to make progress in the competition.


“We want to make strides in Europe and we have already shown that we can compete with clubs of that calibre with a European pedigree like BATE and Hajduk Split so we want to make progress and hopefully we can make a breakthrough this season.”