10 December 2015
By Bryan Smyth
The midfielder spent four years with his hometown club up to the end of the 2014 season, playing over one hundred and thirty league games, and returns following a spell with Cambridge United.
The 24-year-old has signed a two-year contract and speaking to CorkCityFC.ie he said: “I’m really happy to be back. I just want to crack on now and get back to playing, which is what I love to do. The fact that the squad is getting stronger was one of the key factors in me signing; we are looking to win some silverware next season.”
“I kept up to date with the team last season, but I didn’t see many games. We all want to go one better than last season. I would rather just focus on pre-season and take it game by game; I don’t want to be getting carried away, but we definitely have an eye on silverware.”
City boss John Caulfield said he felt the signing of the midfielder showed the intent of his side for next season: “It’s fantastic news; I’m sure the supporters will be thrilled. We want to be a stronger team next year and Gearóid coming back to us is great news. Looking back at last season, I think we missed Gearóid; we struggled in the middle of the park on occasions this year. The beauty with Gearóid is that he knows us; he knows me and he knows the club. He has a passion for the club and he knows what needs to be done.”
“I am pleased that the squad is coming together. Since the cup final it has been solid going, hoping that I can build a stronger team for next season, which I believe we will have. I think people can see the type of player at the club is changing and the age profile of the team is changing; we will be a more dynamic team next year. I think this signing will be a lift and will show our intent for next season.”