Galway United have signed their first new player for 2019 with Sligo midfielder Mark Hannon.
The 20 year old began his career as a central midfielder for the Sligo Rovers, where he spent four seasons on the U-19 team.
After that he got a chance to move up when Dave Robertson gave him a first team debut.
Last year Hannon moved to a new home with the Finn Harps where he made seven appearances for Ollie Horgan’s side, scoring against Drogheda United.
Hannon became the first new signing for Galway United going into 2019 and Alan Murphy was keen to work with the midfielder once again.
“I’ve know Mark for several years through the Connacht Schools squads. At that early stage, I knew Mark was a talent,” said Murphy.
“He’s a left footed player that’s very composed on the ball. He can play in several positions and is an absolute competitor and winner.”
“He’s going to be exciting to bring in and he’s a real leader at only 20, he’s a very good communicator and he’ll demand high standards from the players around him.”
“Mark really wants this. It’s a real ambition for him to nail down his place in the League of Ireland. He’s prepared to do what he needs to play.”
“He’s exactly the type of player we need. We want good people and hungry people that we can call our own and now Mark Hannon is going to get his chance and in my eyes he’s very capable and in an excellent position to take that chance.”