- Wednesday November 22nd, 2023 @ 14:05
Cian Kavanagh Returns To The Saints
St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to welcome Cian Kavanagh back to the club.
The 20-year-old striker returns to Richmond Park after spending the last 18 months with Derry City.
Cian initially joined St Pat's in 2017 and played for our U15s and U17s, winning a U15 league and cup double in 2018, before moving to Scottish Premier League side Hearts in August 2019, he also had a spell with Cowdenbeath in Scotland before joining Waterford in February 2021.
The Republic of Ireland underage international spent a season-and-a-half at the RSC before moving to Derry City in the 2022 July transfer window.
He was part of their FAI Cup winning squad in 2022.
Cian made 27 LOI Premier Division appearances last season (2023) and played four UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers against KuPs and Tobol, scoring twice.
Kavanagh is delighted to be back in Inchicore
"I'm excited to the back, I've been at St Pat's before and I know what the club is about, I'm really looking forward to it and can't wait to get started.
I had a couple of good years here in the Academy at 15s and 17s and scored some goals so hopefully I can do the same at senior level.
I've had good conversations with Jon Daly, he was the Assistant Manager at Hearts when I was there in the U20s and Sean O'Connor coached me in the Pat's Academy too, so I can't wait to get on the training pitch and hopefully it will be a good season."
Watch Cian's full interview on our YouTube channel.
Manager Jon Daly has been telling us more about his latest capture:
"I'm delighted to get Cian in, it's an area of the pitch we're looking to strengthen, we lost Eoin Doyle towards the end of last season and Conor Carty has retuned to Bolton after his loan, so we're very happy to add Cian to our attacking options along with Tommy Lonergan and Mason Melia.
Cian fits the profile we are after, he's a young, hungry player, who wants to be successful.
He's someone I've had my eyes on since his days at Waterford where he was excellent, and in his time at Derry, he always impacted the games in a positive way and we are looking forward to getting him in and working with him."