Gary Boylan signs for Galway United

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Galway United have signed 24-year-old Gary Boylan after a year playing Gaelic football with Belmullet.

The defender came through Sligo Rovers’ academy system and spent five seasons at the Showgrounds, making over 100 appearances in the Premier Division.

The Mayo man went on to sign for John Caulfield at Cork City, but a knee injury prevented him from making as many appearances as he would have liked.

Speaking to, Gary Boylan said that he has been keeping a close eye on Galway United’s progress since John Caulfield took over.

“I’ve worked with him previously at Cork City and I know he’s a serial winner, there’s no doubt in my mind, he’ll bring success to the club in the future,” he said.

“It’s a big club, I’ve played here before, there’s a really good fan base in Galway and it’s a nice place to play. John brings a huge intensity to training and games and that’s something I want to be a part of.

“I know the ambitions John has for the club and where he wants to bring it, so hopefully next year we can bring success to the club.”

Galway United have been busy extending contracts and making signings which include Mikie Rowe and David Hurley.

Hurley moved to Eamonn Deacy Park after making over 80 appearances for Cobh Ramblers in the past four seasons.

The midfielder said he was ‘really looking forward’ to playing under manager John Caulfield.