Kurtis Byrne joins the Lilywhites
Published: January 04, 2013

 

Dundalk FC have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of striker Kurtis Byrne.

 

Having started his career at Norwich City in the youth ranks, Byrne joins the Lilywhites following a spell in Scotland where he lined out for Hibernian before loan spells with Stirling Albion, East Fife and Alloa Athletic. In the summer of 2011 he moved to Ross County making 13 appearances and spent a brief time on loan with Brechin City.

 

Having been released a few weeks ago by Ross County, the 22 year-old Dubliner makes the switch back home to sample his first taste of Airtricity League with Stephen Kenny’s new look Dundalk.

 

Speaking to dundalkfc.com after signing for the club, the young forward is hoping to score goals at Dundalk and expressed his delight to be part of Stephen Kenny’s project.

 

“I know Richie Towell from my time in Scotland and I also played against Keith Ward when I was younger. Stephen has assembled a good side and I am very much looking forward to starting pre-season training with the lads.”

 

“I have gained a lot of experience but now I want to establish myself at Dundalk FC and show what I can do. My aim is to score goals and become an important part of Stephen’s team”.

 

The signing of Byrne brings Dundalk’s squad to 13 as preparations continue for season 2013. Byrne joins the re-signed Eoghan Osbourne, John Mountney, Stephen McDonnell and Peter Cherrie along with the new recruits of John Dillon, Patrick Hoban, Keith Ward, Andy Boyle, Dane Massey, Tiarnan Mulvenna, Richie Towell and Stephen O’Donnell.

 

These are busy times for the Lilywhites and further signings are expected in the coming days as Kenny finalises his squad. Stay tuned to extratime.ie for all the latest news from Oriel Park!

 


Darren Crawley

More articles from Darren Crawley

image description Photographer: Larry McQuillan

League Report: Dundalk 2 - 1 Limerick FC

by Darren Crawley on Sat, Mar 15 2014

Dundalk picked up their first league win of the season on Friday evening as they came from behind to secure ...... Read more

image description Photographer: Darragh Connolly

Setanta Cup: Dundalk 2-3 Coleraine

by Darren Crawley on Tue, Feb 25 2014

On their return to the Setanta Cup following a three year absence, Dundalk went down 3-2 to Coleraine in the ...... Read more

image description Photographer: Eddie Lennon

Leinster Senior Cup: St. Pats 2 - 1 Dundalk

by Darren Crawley on Tue, Feb 18 2014

Dundalk crashed out of the Leinster Senior Cup on Monday evening going down 2-1 to St. Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond ...... Read more

image description Photographer: Jason O'Callaghan

Sava signs for Dundalk

by Darren Crawley on Tue, Jan 07 2014

Dundalk this afternoon confirmed the signing of Gabriel Sava for the 2014 season.... Read more

image description Photographer: Eddie Lennon

David McMillan joins Lilywhites

by Darren Crawley on Mon, Dec 09 2013

Dundalk today completed the signing of striker David McMillan.... Read more

Dundalk 4 - 0 Cork City

by Darren Crawley on Sat, Oct 19 2013

Dundalk won their final home game of the 2013 season in style as they cruised to a 4-0 victory over ...... Read more