Galway United goalkeeper Kevin Horgan signs new deal for 2021

Fri, Nov 27 2020
Galway United goalkeeper Kevin Horgan in action against Cobh Ramblers.

Galway United goalkeeper Kevin Horgan in action against Cobh Ramblers. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Goalkeeper Kevin Horgan has signed a new deal with Galway United that will see him stay at Eamonn Deacy Park for the forthcoming League of Ireland season.

The 23-year-old was United’s number one keeper towards the end of last season as they reached the promotional play-off final before bowing out to promoted Longford Town.

The Galway native came through the club’s academy and returned to the club from Shamrock Rovers two seasons ago.

“John [Caulfield] came in halfway through the season and we went on a fine run, it was great to be a part of that,” Horgan told the club’s website.

“I want to play a big role in Galway United doing well and hopefully getting back to the Premier Division again.”

“As well as having made really positive signings and re-signings already, moving to full time football is huge.

“It’s something I wanted to do again. I’m excited to get back involved and it will be a huge help to us next year.

“We will have competition in every position on the pitch. Players will be snapping at your heels to get into the team, that’s what you want.

WIt needs to be competitive, and that will bring the best out in the squad.”

Manager Caulfield expressed his delight in re-signing Horgan for the 2021 League of Ireland season.

“Since I’ve come in, Kevin has started most of the games and been a hugely important player for us,” he said.

“Kevin is a brilliant shot-stopper, he’s got a great attitude and it’s vitally important for us to retain our best local players.

“We’re really looking for him to kick on now and command that number one spot next season. We’re delighted to have him, because he’s a fantastic professional with a real drive to succeed with Galway United.”

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