Galway United have announced the return of Colin Kelly to Eamonn Deacy Park after the striker spent last season with Bohemians under-19 side.
Kelly, who joined Galway United at under-17 level in 2018, made his senior debut for the Tribesmen in the same season after impressing for his underage side, scoring 30 goals.
The youngster became the club’s 20th signing for the forthcoming 2021 season. Kelly expressed his delight in signing for United.
“I’m delighted to be back at my hometown club. John has been a big influence in bringing me back," Kelly told the club's website.
“Looking at the results and performances last season, and the football that we’ve been playing, it’s great to see the club doing so well and going in the right direction.
“Every player wants to be full time, so to get that opportunity with your hometown is something you can’t really turn down. John is probably one of the best managers in the league and he played where I play, so I feel I can learn a lot from him.
“Getting this club back to the highest level is obviously the aim for next season, I’m really excited to be back at the club.”
Galway United manager John Caulfield was delighted to secure the signing of Kelly, a player who has strong potential.
"Colin has a lot of potential, I’m delighted to bring another local player back to the club,” Caulfield told the club's website.
“He’s a young player that is in college locally, we feel he can juggle his studies with full time football and really push on.
“We see enormous promise in Colin, we’re hoping he can come in and really improve in the environment we’ll create at the club next year.
“Colin has a really good eye for goal and now it’s time for him to make the transition into senior football.”None
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