- Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 @ 16:39
Saints Confirm 4 Signings For 2018
St Patrick's Athletic are pleased to announce the re-signings of Ian Bermingham, Conan Byrne and Graham Kelly and the addition of Ryan Brennan ahead of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season.
Club captain Bermingham (28) has signed up for his ninth season with the Saints having amassed over 300 appearances for the club and notching 13 goals, while winger Byrne (32) will be hoping to add to the 69 goals scored for the club in his last five years at Pat's.
Midfielder Graham Kelly (26) has signed up for his third consecutive season in Inchicore having scored 9 goals in 75 appearances.
Speaking to stpatsfc.com about the re-signings, Saints' manager Liam Buckley expressed his delight at securing the signatures of the trio for 2018.
"I'm delighted to have the lads in our squad for the coming season. Between the three of them, they have made over 600 appearances for the club so having that level of experience with us again next season is crucial.
"Ian has been a tremendous servant to the club which is incredible considering he is still only 28. His passion for the club was evident on so many occasions last season when captaining the side, and for a defender, he popped up with some crucial goals for us when it mattered.
"I've worked with Conan Byrne for many years now and again he is another 'fans' favourite' so I know everyone will be happy to see him back in Inchicore. Conan has scored goals in every season that I have worked with him, and scored his 100th goal in the league last year so I am delighted to have him back for next season.
"Graham Kelly really stepped up last season and became a leader, scoring some important goals, playing for us in different positions when required and driving the team on. I know that he can again push on in 2018 and will be an important member of our squad."
Ryan Brennan (26) joins the Saints having previously played for Drogheda United, Monaghan United, Shamrock Rovers and most recently Bray Wanderers where he scored 7 league goals from 29 appearances last season.
Commenting on signing the Drogheda native, Buckley expressed his happiness at getting the chance to work with the former Seagulls midfielder.
"Ryan is a very talented player and will add real quality to our team. He has amassed a lot of appearances in the league with his previous clubs and had a good season last year with Bray, so we believe his experience and talent can help us push on and improve in 2018."