Kerry make first signing of summer transfer window

Kos will wear the number 5 jersey.

Kos will wear the number 5 jersey. Credit: Kerry FC

Etan Kos becomes the first signing of the summer for Billy Dennehy’s men who are currently enjoying their maiden season in the League of Ireland. 

Kos, has signed for the Kingdom side after the completion of his studies in UCD. During his time in college, he played for UCD where he won the Harding Cup in 2019. 

The Californian native arrived in Ireland in 2019 and during his time with UCD played Leinster Senior League, FAI Intermediate Cup and the CUFL.

Previous to that, Kos played for Strikers FC and Pateadores in Huntington Beach and had a spell in Sweden before moving to the southwest of Ireland. 

Kos becomes the second American to sign for Kerry Football Club, with Boston’s Alex Ainscough signing for the club before the season got underway.

The American adds depth to the Kerry defence as he is versatile to play either centre back or left back. Kos will wear the number five jersey. 

On the move, the 22-year old told the club media’s team, “It’s no secret that something special is going on here at Kerry FC, and being part of the inaugural season is a great honour. 

From the first moment I arrived it was apparent just how important this is to everyone in the club, and is something that I am proud to be a part of. I look forward to playing at Mounthawk Park, and representing Kerry FC. Up the Kingdom!”

First Team Manager Billy Dennehy said “Ethan is an American lad who expressed a real interest in coming to us here in Kerry FC. He has a lot of experience playing in different leagues and was in Sweden most recently.

But like that, he came into training here and has fitted in really well. He is a player that understands the model we have in relation to being an amateur club and his attitude outside of training time is vital to match preparation and individual work. 

Ethan is a player that will be fully immersed in trying to further develop his career and he is delighted to be here in Kerry to help maximise that opportunity. He will be a great addition to the club going forward."

Next up for Kerry is a Munster Derby against Limerick side Treaty United at home on Friday night.