- Wednesday January 13th, 2010 @ 13:54
ST PATâ€™S SIGN CENTRAL DEFENDER
Having played with Galway United in the Premier Division last season, Shane Guthrie a 25 year old central defender, has joined St Patrick's Athletic for the coming league of Ireland season.
Guthrie started his career playing in the Kerry District League with Tralee Dynamos and The Kingdom Boys, before signing with Cork City in 2003.
At the beginning of a loan spell with Shamrock Rovers in 2006 Guthrie broke his leg and found him-self sidelined from the game for up to five months.
The defender made his comeback with Cobh Ramblers before joining Galway at the start of last season and he has also played for Ireland at U-19 and U-23 level.
â€śI knew John Gill from my time at Cork and also when he was involved with the U-23 squad so I was delighted to get a call from him and Pete about joining Pat'sâ€ť, said Guthrie.
Last season Guthrie enjoyed a pretty good record with Galway United against St Pat's winning the opening game of the season 3-0 at Richmond Park, â€śhopefully I can play a part in turning results like that around but really I'm just looking forward now to getting back to training, securing my place in the team and then helping Pat's to win matchesâ€ť.
A further player signing is likely to be confirmed by manager Pete Mahon at tonights' question and answer session in McDowells (8.30pm).
Information updates will also be provided by the club and by the St Patrick's Athletic Supporters Club and all Saints supporters are welcome to attend.