Galway United have announced the signing of Stephen Kenny who has become the 21st member of their 2018 Airtricity League First Division squad though it’s well known now that Danny Furlong is also on his way.

Kenny moves to Eamonn Deacy Park after spending two seasons on Shannonside with Limerick FC, making a total of 55 appearances for the Markets Field outfit, scoring 6 goals.

The 24-year-old winger also counts Cork City, Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers among his former clubs.

Kenny will rejoin former teammate Robbie Williams at Eamonn Deacy Park, the pair were mainstays in Limerick’s First Division winning squad in 2016 under Martin Russell.

“When Stephen played against us last season, he caused us awful problems.” said Keegan to Galway United’s official website. “He was excellent against us on the night that Limerick knocked us out of the FAI Cup and had a really good game against us at the Markets Field towards the end of the season.

“He was a standout name for me. He’s very adaptable and could probably play in three or four positions, right across from the wing to the middle of the park. I think his delivery is superb.”

“It’s similar to when I joined Limerick from Cobh,” added Kenny.  “My ambition is to win the league, just like I did that year with Limerick and try and play in every game.

“From listening to Shane throughout the off-season, his ambitions were quite similar to Martin Russell’s when he was trying to entice me to join Limerick, so that was one of the main reasons I decided to join Galway United.”

2018 GALWAY UNITED SQUAD (21): Eoin McCormack, Ryan Connolly, Marc Ludden, Conor Barry, Aaron Conway, Maurice Nugent, Gary Kinneen, Gary Shanahan, Alex Byrne, Conor Melody, Stephen Walsh, Adam Rooney, Ronan Manning, Tadhg Ryan, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Robbie Williams, Conor Layng, Arek Mamala, Connor Gleeson, Alan Murphy, Stephen Kenny.

Galway United begin their SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign against Athlone Town in Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday, 23rd February at 7.45pm.