Highly-rated Donal Higgins extends Galway stay for another year

Fri, Oct 18 2019

Galway United have announced that Irish U19 international Donal Higgins has signed a contract extension with the club.

Higgins first joined the club in 2017 at U-17 level and made his senior debut in 2018 against Finn Harps.

The midfielder stayed with Galway in 2019 and went on to make 19 appearances, scoring once in a 4-0 win over Wexford in March.

The contract extension with Galway is another positive on Higgins list of accomplishments over the last thirteen months.

Over the past thirteen months, Higgins has debuted for Galway, the FAI schools side and both the Irish U18 and U19 sides.

Higgins Irish under-19 debut came at the Showgrounds in Sligo on Monday against Denmark.

The 18-year-old has also completed his leaving cert and won the Interpros with Connacht in that thirteen month time period.

“I’m delighted to sign for another year at the club. I’m really looking forward to what next season has to offer.

“Last year, there were a lot of positives and things to build on, we’re hoping to bring them into the 2020 season now,” Higgins told Galway’s media team after signing his new contract.

Galway manager Alan Murphy also explained why it was important to get Higgins signed for 2020.

“We’re really looking forward to next season now with Donal being a central part of what we’re trying to achieve.

“Football will be number one for Donal in 2020, he’s really focused and he really wants to progress and do well.

“In 2019, Donal has been a schoolboy international, he’s been an Irish under-18 international with Andy Reid’s side and now he’s won an under-19 cap against Denmark, which is very exciting for him, his family and the club. We’re very pleased that Donal sees his future here.”