Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Aaron Bolger, while also confirming that Sean Kennedy has signed his first professional contract with the club.
Bolger began his career at Shamrock Rovers before moving to Cardiff City and he joins on the back of a loan spell with Longford Town. Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, the 21-year-old said: “I am delighted to sign. I have worked with Colin in the Irish underage system, so he knows me very well and I know him well too. Coming in and working under him was important for me. From playing against Cork City, when I was first coming through at Shamrock Rovers, I know how big a club it is. I am really looking forward to getting going, getting back to enjoying my football and trying to help get the lads to get back where they belong.”
“The standard at training this week has been great. There is a good core of young players there, with a few more experienced lads as well. It’s a good group, they have been spot on with me since I came in and training has been really good.”
Kennedy joined City at underage level in the summer of 2019 after leaving Sunderland, and the Kerry native said he is looking forward to working with City boss Colin Healy again, having worked with him at academy level previously: “I am really pleased. I’ve worked hard for the last two years, and the club have backed me now and got me in on a professional contract. I know Colin very well from working with him in the academy; he’s a very good manager with huge experience. I know a lot of the lads in the squad already, which is a help. I just want to come in, work hard and try to get a few games under my belt.”
Welcoming the news, Colin Healy commented: “I worked with Aaron before with the Irish Under 19s and we all saw, when he came through at Shamrock Rovers, that he is a very, very good player. He was fantastic with the (Irish) 19s when I was there. He’s very good on the ball, but also very good off the ball as well. He will add more quality to the group and we are very pleased to have him here.
“Sean is another very good player. He is a quick, attacking player and has done very well in the academy. He was concentrating on his Leaving Cert but, now that is done, he is coming in to train full time with the group and it is a good opportunity for him. He is a player with a lot of ability and we hope he has a good future ahead of him.”