Dylan Walsh makes Ramblers return after stint in Wales

Thu, Jan 09 2020

St Colman's Park Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

First Division Cobh Ramblers have confirmed the acquisition of defender Dylan Walsh who returns to the club after a spell in Wales.

The Corkonian joins the club having spent the past four years playing football in Wales with Cardiff Met University and Dinas Powys FC.

After playing his schoolboy football with Tramore Athletic, Dylan joined College Corinthians at under-12 level, where remained until 2014.

Of that side, the likes of Craig Donnellan, Shane Daly-Butz and Stephen Christopher have all gone on to play League of Ireland football.

Having gained experience at senior level, in 2014 he signed for Ramblers’ under-19 side under Stephen Bermingham and spent one season at St Colman’s Park.

Upon completing his Leaving Cert, Dylan moved to Wales, studying and playing football for Cardiff MU first.

He spent one season there before moving to Dinas Powys FC, a Welsh League Division One side, which are currently in the third tier of Welsh football.

After completing his studies in Wales, Walsh returned to Cork and linked up with Ramblers recently in pre-season, impressing Stuart Ashton and the coaching staff.

Dylan becomes the 14th member of this season’s first team squad. The 23-year-old said; “I’m delighted to have signed back again for the club.

“I have great memories here from my time at Ramblers with the under-19s a few years ago. Pre-season has been very sharp, and all the squad are raring to go. We can’t wait to get started.”