Galway United sign Mikie Rowe

Wed, Nov 25 2020
Mikie Rowe is unveiled at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Mikie Rowe is unveiled at Eamonn Deacy Park. Credit:

Galway United have announced the signing of Mikie Rowe after the Wexford native returned home from the United States. The attacker spent five years in the USA and played two seasons for ULS League One side Tormenta FC.

Rowe expressed his delight in signing for Galway United. “After almost five and a half years playing football in America, I felt the time was right to come home and try to make a name for myself here,” he told the club’s website.

“After speaking to John, I had no doubts; this is the place I wanted to be. John’s vision of where he wants the club to go and the vision I have for myself are very much in line, so it was a no-brainer to sign.”

The former Waterford United player continued: “One of my traits is I’m versatile, I like playing as a striker, maybe a number 10 or on either wing, but that’s up to John, I like to play anywhere across the front four. I enjoy playing with freedom and mobility.”

“I’m at an age and stage in my career now where I want to take the pressure on my back and be involved in getting this club back to the Premier Division. Looking around at the stadium and the facilities, this is not a First Division club. Galway United should be in the Premier Division and that’s where we all want to go, and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

Galway United manager John Caulfield has shown real intent so far in this transfer window. Rowe becomes United’s eight signing for their 2021 squad. 

“Mikie gives us so many attacking options. He’s a player I can see playing as an attacking midfielder, a winger and a striker. He has that quality. He has electric pace and he’ll give our attack a real dynamism,” Caulfield said.

“I can remember when he came through at Waterford; there was a real excitement about him. He went to the United States for five years and played professionally, and now he’s coming back to us at the perfect age, hungry to make his mark and continue his development.

“Mikie is another player that absolutely fits what we’re looking for at the club. He’s growing into his potential and I’m looking forward to working with him next season.”

The club has also confirmed the departure of three players. Conor Melody, Enda Curran and Timmy Molloy have all left the Tribesmen.

“With the structures we’re moving to next season, it will not suit everyone’s circumstances, so some of the lads will be moving on for different reasons. We wish them well,” Caulfield told the club’s website.


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