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OFFICIAL: Galway United sign Gavan Holohan

OFFICIAL: Galway United sign Gavan Holohan

David Maher, Sportsfile

The midfielder is moving west after bringing an end to a frustrating two years at Cork City and Shane Keegan believes he can become a mainstay

Galway United have continued to build ahead of the 2017 season with the signing of former Cork City midfielder Gavan Holohan.

The Kilkenny native, who also counts Hull City and Drogheda United among his former clubs, is hoping to become "a main figure" at Eamonn Deacy Park as he looks to secure regular first-team football.

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"I was hoping when I signed for Cork City that it would be the bigger platform that I needed. It didn’t pan out that way, although it was an enjoyable two years and we won the FAI Cup in my last year," Holohan told the official Galway United website. 

"On a personal level, I didn’t play as much as I would have liked and I didn’t progress as much as I wanted to. Signing for Galway United, the thinking was to come to a club that’s going in the right direction and has a lot of potential. My aim now is to nail down a starting place and become a main figure here."

Holohan follows Ronan Murray, David Cawley and Lee Grace as a new face at United and manager Shane Keegan believes that he has what it takes to "be a real driving force" at the club. 

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"From speaking to him, I’d say he really enjoyed his time at Cork City, I don’t think he’d change that for anything. At the same time, he went from being a regular week in, week out with Drogheda United, to maybe not featuring quite as often as he might have liked at Cork City," said Keegan. 

"This is an opportunity for him now to come back in and try to make himself an absolute mainstay in a team and be a real driving force. I think that was a big part of his reason for signing for us."