First Division Galway United have secured the services of centre-back Cian Murphy for 2020.
The 23-year-old joined the Tribesmen from Cork based club St. Mary’s AFC last season and went on to make 22 appearances and grabbed a goal in wins over Longford Town and Athlone Town.
Murphy becomes the latest defensive signing for the Tribesmen who have already signed highly-rated American defender Joshua Smith from Finn Harps.
Galway boss Alan Murphy is keen to keep the young defender’s development moving forward.
“I’m really happy to get Cian signed up for 2020, he was a product of our development season last year,” Murphy explained to the Galway media department.
“Cian came into the club and played his first season of League of Ireland football, he featured in over 20 games which is pretty unheard of for a debutant and performed well.
“Last year he was living in Cork, but now he’s relocating to Galway, he’ll set himself up here so he can really buy into what we’re doing, he’s looking to push on with his career.
“Cian is a really good guy to work with in terms of his professionalism, he’s a hard worker that also has that level of ambition for both himself and the club going forward.
“He fits very well into the squad, Cian has the characteristics that we’re looking for, he’s a really talented player that we hope to develop over the coming years.”