Cork City FC are delighted to announce that Ronan Hurley has signed a new contract with the club.
The left-back came through the club’s academy and broke into the first team squad towards the end of the 2018 season. He established himself as a regular in the squad in 2019, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he aims to continue his progress in 2020: “I’m buzzing to sign back. Last year was my first year as a professional, so I will be looking to push on in the coming season. I got some game time under my belt last season, and I want more of that next season.”
“The number of young players coming into the first team shows the quality of the management at underage level, like Colin Healy and Richie Holland at Under 19 level. It also shows the quality of player that is there, and that Neale will give young players a chance.”
“The link-up between Cork City and UCC is great; you never know what will happen in football, so to be able to combine football and my degree gives me something to fall back on. It is great to be able to balance college and training.”
City boss Neale Fenn welcomed the news, saying: “I am delighted to get it over the line. Ronan was a stand-out performer last season and cemented his place in the team. He is hard-working, a good lad and wants to improve, so he is just the kind of player we want at the club.”
“Ronan is a very good player, he is tenacious, he likes to attack, and he is very good on the ball. Like I said when I got the job, we want good, hungry young players to take the team forward, and I am very pleased that we have most of them signed up already. I am really looking forward to working with them in January, getting them going and hopefully kicking on from there.”
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