Galway United has announced two exciting new signings this weekend, with the addition of defender Oisin O’Reilly, and the versatile Edward McCarthy.
O’Reilly is a high-intensity centre-back, who is coming to Eamonn Deacy Park from Athlone Town.
He is the latest of a number of highly impressive defenders who have been on trial for the Tribesmen during the pre-season period.
Speaking to the club media team, he said that he’s “very excited” to get the season going at such a big club, and is aiming to see United make the Premiere Division.
“As a club, we definitely should be aiming for promotion, it’s a tough league this year but with the lads that we have in that changing room, we should be pushing for promotion.”
“For myself, I just want to get settled, get games under my belt, and hopefully have a good place in the team. I play a lot of positions; I wear my heart on my sleeve and have a lot of energy.”
Edward McCarty is a highly adaptable player, who has played as a midfielder, winger and full-back for Treaty United, where he made 21 appearances.
The 20 year old comes to Galway United following a short spell at Limerick junior side Regional United.
Following an impressive trial with United in pre-season, McCarthy was delighted to sign for John Caulfield’s side.
“I am looking forward to the start of the season, it was ideal for me to join the full-time setup. I will enjoy the step up to League of Ireland again and hopefully we can do well”
“I will work hard and give 110% every game, hopefully we can get the reward of promotion at the end of the season.”