- Sunday July 2nd, 2017 @ 20:45
SIGNINGS: Killian Brennan And Owen Garvan Join The Saints
We are delighted to announce the signings of Killian Brennan and Owen Garvan.
Killian returns to Richmond Park having most recently played for Drogheda United while Owen joins the club having left English League 2 club Colchester United in April.
Midfielder Garvan has played for Ireland at all age groups up to U21 and was also in Giovanni Trapattoni's first ever Ireland senior squad.
He has made over 300 senior appearances in the UK for Ipswich in The Championship between 2005 and 2010 and Crystal Palace in The Championship and Premier League between 2010 and 2015, before loan spells at Millwall and Bolton.
The 29 year old played 50 games for Colchester and has been training with St Pat's for the last two weeks.
Killian Brennan is no stranger to Inchicore.
He played for the club between 2013 and 2015, winning the SSE Airtricity League (2013), the FAI Cup (2014) and the League Cup (2015) during a very successful spell at the club.
Manager Liam Buckley spoke to StPatsFC.Com, shorting after confirming the signings on Sunday.
"I'd like to welcome Killian and Owen to St Pat's and I'm really happy to have them on board for the rest of the season."
"I know Killian well having managed him during his previous spell at the club, when we had a lot of success on the pitch. He is one of the best midfielders in the country and I feel he still has a lot to offer. He has an excellent left foot and is also a leader on the pitch."
"Killian understands the way we want to play and what it means to play for St Pat's, hopefully he'll put in some good performances for us to help us move up the table."
Buckley says Owen Garvan's experience at the highest level was one of the reasons for his signing.
"I became aware that Owen was coming home to Dublin a little while ago and I'm delighted to get his signing over the line too."
"He has played at the top level in England in a very competitive Championship and will add a lot to us on and off the pitch."
"He's been in training with us for the last couple of weeks and has been building his fitness and training well. He knows the lads know and they know him, as well as Killian, so they'll settle into the group very quickly."
"Owen has decided to move home to Dublin and we are delighted to have him."
"Both are good passers of the ball but will also battle and fight for the cause, which is important to how we want to play."
"We'll look at getting them some minutes in the Hearts friendly on Wednesday if we can and they'll be available for the Cork game next Sunday too."
We'll catch up with Killian and Owen early this week.