Galway United has confirmed that Stephen Walsh is returning to Eamonn Deacy Park in the club’s latest signing announcement.
The 30-year old has made over 200 appearances for United from the time when he first appeared for the club in 2010.
The former Mervue United defender was a staple of the Tribesmen squad that helped bring Galway United to the Premier Division in 2014.
In 2017 he signed on with Longford Town, and later that year also had a brief spell with Athlone.
But the call of Galway proved too strong to resist, and Walsh re-signed with United ahead of the 2018 campaign and would spend a further two seasons playing for his hometown club, including captaining his side in 2019.
This coming season will be his eight wearing the Maroon jersey in the League of Ireland, after playing junior football with Galway Hibernians last year.
Walsh said that he was delighted to be back playing with his hometown club, and that this was not a challenging decision.
“When John contacted me and offered me the chance to play with Galway again it was an easy decision for me to make, and I’m thankful to John and the backroom team for offering me this opportunity.”
“I have had some great times playing with Galway already such as winning promotion with the club in the 2014/15 League of Ireland season and I hope to create many more great memories with the Galway supporters and my teammates under the Friday night lights at Eamonn Deacy Park.”
“However, a huge thank you must go to my boss Sean Cullinane at Marvoy Office Supplies and my family who have been very supportive in my return to full-time football.”
“Here’s to a big year ahead and hopefully we get to see the fans back soon at Eamonn Deacy Park, particularly Paddy Grant who is a lifelong Galway United supporter and friend.”