Cork City FC are delighted to announce that Ruairí Keating has signed a new, long-term contract with the club.
The striker has made 50 league appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals, since joining from Galway United ahead of the 2022 season.
The 27-year-old has notched 8 goals in his 23 league appearances for City since their return to the Premier Division, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he was only too happy to commit his future to the club: “It was an easy decision because the club made it clear from the start that they wanted me to stay. Obviously, it is nice to have interest, it means I must be doing something right, but I just want to keep my head down and keep scoring goals for the team.”
“I like where the club is going. There are a lot of good plans in place to get the club back to where it should be, and I want to be part of that. I’m happy here; I just want to keep scoring goals and kick on.”
“It’s nice, individually, to be scoring goals and putting smiles on faces. That is only going to boost your stock, but I want to get the club back into Europe and be challenging for leagues and cups again. I love the set-up at the football club and where it is going, so hopefully we can all kick on together.”
Liam Buckley, City’s Sporting Director, commented: “We are delighted that Ruairí has signed a long-term contract with the club. He has had a very impressive season so far, and we believe he has the ability to push on and do even better.”
“As a club, we are trying to build for the future and getting Ruairí nailed down is good news in that regard. We are a work in progress, but this is a very positive step.”