Former Limerick striker Rory Gaffney joins Walsall on loan from Salford City

Sun, Sep 01 2019

Rory Gaffney in action for Limerick at the UCD Bowl Credit: Tom Beary (ETPhotos)

Former Limerick striker Rory Gaffney has joined Walsall on loan from free-spending Salford City for the rest of the 2019/20 campaign.

Gaffney joins the Saddlers having played for Salford three times already this season, scoring on two occasions for the newly promoted side in the league.

The 29 year old forward joins the recently relegated League One side off the back of a promotion winning season last year with Salford.

While at the Peninsula Stadium, Gaffney scored 14 times in 50 appearances for the Ammies, who are have been bankrolled by the Class of 92 in recent years.

Gaffney, before making the move over to the UK, played with Mervue United for three years before joining Limerick in 2011.

The Tuam native spent a further three and a half years at the Superblues before joining Cambridge United in January 2015.

He has since gone on to play for Bristol Rovers amongst others. Speaking to his clubs media team, Gaffney admits his delight upon joining Walsall; “I’m absolutely delighted to join the club for the season,” said Gaffney.

“It happened pretty quickly over the last few days but when I got the chance to join, I was more than happy to do so. 

“I spoke to the manager on Friday and I know all about him and about the staff that are here as well, like Marcus and Brian, so he didn’t really have to say that much to convince me to come here.

“I know some of the lads who are here as well, like James Clarke and Stuart Sinclair, so I was really happy to take the opportunity to come here.

“It’s the first time in my career that I am re-signing for a manager, so I know exactly what is expected of me, I know all about the training and what is expected of us as players.

“Having played with James and Sinco, I know straight away what they are like as players so it’s easier to come into a group that I know a few faces in.”