Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Gary Boylan.
The versatile 22-year-old joins the club after making over 100 appearances for Sligo Rovers and, speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, he said: “I am delighted to be signing for such a big club; Cork City is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, clubs in the country, so I can’t wait to get going. I have been in for a few weeks and can see how professional things are. Everyone wants to work hard and win trophies, and that is where I want to be myself, I am really happy to be here.”
“I’m really close to a full return to play, just a couple of weeks away, so I should be ready soon. The first thought is to get fully fit and back to full match sharpness; once I get fit, I can set my own targets then. I think, at this club, you are expected to compete at the top, for leagues and cups, so I am hoping for a very good season.”
City boss John Caulfield welcomed confirmation of Boylan’s signing, saying: “Gary has been in with us for a while and has been working with our medical department and our Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kevin Tattan. He has been working incredibly hard and he is about a week off full training now. He is in superb condition and is bursting to get going. He is a tremendous player and did really well with Sligo in a number of different positions, he is very versatile, and he is a smashing young fella with a great attitude.”
“He is 22 and has great experience of this league for his age. Obviously, he got an injury last year and missed most of the season, but his health and his fitness is in a great place now and we are looking forward to seeing him in action. He has mixed in really well with the lads and they can see that he is bursting to get involved. He will add real competition for places into the team and he will have a big role to play for us this year.”
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