Galway United have announced the re-signing of Caoilfhionn O’Dea for the forthcoming League of Ireland season. The midfielder impressed for the Tribesmen at academy level earning him a first team contract.
The 20-year-old joined Galway United at under-17 level from Newmarket Celtic in 2018. The Clare native made his first team debut for United in 2019 and is now looking forward to pushing on for the 2021 League of Ireland season.
“I was brought into the first team squad in 2019 after helping the club to reach the under-19 final, it was a big step up, but a great experience for me. I feel like I’m coping well with it and John will help guide me next season as well," O'Dea told the club's website.
“Obviously the hope is to play more next season, but I know I have to be patient and put the work in. Last season I signed just before lockdown, I’m hoping that John will have confidence in me, all he expects is hard work and honesty, and I’ll certainly give him that.
“I’m very excited to sign for the first team again, I learned a lot from John [Caulfield] even in the short time I worked with him last season and I’m eager to keep progressing.”
Galway United manager John Caulfield was pleased to re-sign another academy player for the 2021 season.
"Caoilfhionn is another player who has come through our academy system, he’s from just down the road in Clare," Caulfield told the club's website.
“He’s been playing with our under-19s, he came in training with the first team last season but obviously next year we’re looking for him to kick on.
“Caoilfhionn is a very good passer of the ball and we expect him to improve even more next year, and that he’ll be challenging to get in the squad every week.”None
Did you enjoy this article? If so, please consider becoming a patron of extratime.com for just €4 a month to help us cover running costs.