Galway United have signed midfielder David Hurley from First Division rivals Cobh Ramblers.
The 22-year-old spent the last four seasons at St Colman’s Park, where he made over 80 appearances for the Rams.
The midfielder played a key role in the Cobh team which reached the final of the 2018 EA Sports Cup and finished sixth in the 2020 First Division.
The former UCC student represented Ireland at Irish colleges and universities level and in 2019 he travelled to Naples to play in the World University Games
Galway United manager John Caulfield is delighted with the new signing, telling the club’s media team, “Dave is a player whose career I have followed closely for a long time.
“He’s got a beautiful left foot. Dave would’ve been one of the standout performers in the First Division last season.”
“I’m thrilled with him. He’s a high energy, deceptive, box to box midfielder, that can control a game and he’s a lovely passer of the ball. I think our supporters will be delighted when they see him in action.”
“Dave is another player at 22 that is committing to training every day, which will hopefully make him a much better player and develop his potential. I’m really excited to work with him.”
“Dave is just right for us and he can see the potential, the planning and the project that we’re trying to put in place here. For me as a manager, it’s about making sure that we can sign players that make us better.”
“I want us to have a really exciting team next year, with high energy, lots of pace, scoring lots of goals, and playing exciting football. Dave will be a welcome addition.”
The midfielder also spoke about his excitement for linking up with Caulfield, who is a football legend on Leeside.
“I’m really looking forward to playing under John,” Hurley said.
“Being from Cork myself, obviously I know what he’s achieved with Cork City, and hopefully he can replicate that success with Galway United in the future.”
“It’s a dream to go into full time football, especially now that I’m finished college. It suited me perfectly and now I can give football my full attention.”
Hurley is Caulfield’s second signing ahead of next year’s First Division campaign with Padraic Cunningham signing for United last weekend.None
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