Shamrock Rovers teenager Cian Barrett extends loan spell with Kerry


Billy Dennehy has retained the services of Cian Barrett for the remainder of the season on loan from Shamrock Rovers Credit: Liam Coughlan (ETPhotos)

First Division new-boys Kerry have confirmed that Cian Barrett will remain on loan with the club until the end of the season.

Barrett, 18, has played 14 times for Billy Dennehy’s side since joining the Kingdom on loan from Shamrock Rovers before the start of the season.

13 of those 14 appearances have been starts, while one outing has come off the bench.

And his commitment for the second half of the campaign will provide the Kingdom a boost.

Kerry have claimed just win this term – a 3-2 win away to Athlone Town – but they have improved throughout the season.

And they will be looking to claim a scalp against league leaders Galway United on Friday night when they visit Eamonn Deacy Park.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.