Cork City add goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan to their ranks for 2019

Mon, Dec 03 2018

Ryan with new manager John Caulfield Credit: Cork City

Cork City have announced the signing of former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan ahead of the 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division campaign.

The Limerick native moved to England to join Huddersfield Town in 2014 at the age of 16 progressing through the academy ranks to play regularly for the Yorkshire club’s Under-23 side.

The 21 year old departed The Terriers in January of this year in search of more first team opportunities and signed for Galway United ahead of the 2018 season where he was The Tribesmen’s first choice goalkeeper during their First Division campaign.

The latest signing for The Rebels told the club’s website, “I am really looking forward to the coming season. It is Premier Division football and I am just looking forward to improving. It is the biggest club in the country and the club has had a very successful few years, so I am delighted to be part of that.

“I made the decision to come back to Galway to get game time and play competitive football, and it was the best decision I have made. I have definitely matured, and game time as young player is vital. Mark McNulty has been fantastic for Cork City for many years, so I am looking forward to working with him. I will push him, he will push me and hopefully we will get the best out of each other.

“I want to keep getting better, keep pushing myself, you are never the finished article. I want to get as many games as I can and be the best that I can. I want to keep learning and I want to enjoy it.”

Cork City manager John Caulfield has also confirmed that goalkeeper Peter Cherrie has departed the Premier Division and FAI Cup runners up, “Peter has been fantastic for us, but he wants to be the regular number one and he has a few offers elsewhere. He has indicated to me that he is going to take one of those offers, so I would like to thank him on behalf of everyone at the club. He’s been great for us, he’s a tremendous guy and we wish him well for the future.”