Midfielder Stephen Christopher joins Galway United from Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Aug 02 2019

Christopher in action for the Rams during pre-season. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Galway United have announced the singing of midfielder Stephen Christopher until the end of the season.

The midfielder departed Cobh Ramblers last week, where he spent five seasons and made more than 100 appearances.

He was part of the side that defeated Dundalk in last season’s EA Sports Cup semi-finals, and he also played in the final when Ramblers lost 3-1 to Derry City.

Christopher has five First Division games left to try and make an impact with the Tribesmen with a meeting against his former club on Friday, September.

“When you look at Stephen Christopher, you’re getting a really experienced player, that’s still very young,” manager Alan Murphy told the club’s website.

“He’s probably Cobh Ramblers’ most experienced player. He was a regular in the team that reached the EA Sports Cup final and played a lot of league games for Cobh.

“He’s a very versatile and driven player, that is shown by his ambition to come up here and join us. He really wants to push on in his career and become the best player he can.

“Stephen is a player that I’ve been keeping a close eye on for a while. He’s performed well against us over the last few years and I’m delighted to add him to our group.”

It has been a busy week for The Tribesmen with former Limerick defender Killian Brouder signing for the club earlier this week.

The club also announced the extension of six player contracts for the 2020 season, with Kevin and Chris Horgan, Dara Costelloe, Ivan Gamarra, Colin Kelly and Maurice Nugent all committing to the club.

Galway also confirmed the departure of goalkeeper James Tierney and striker Jeff McGowan.

Christopher goes straight into Alan Murphy’s squad for their meeting with Drogheda United on Friday night (kick off 7.45pm).