12 November 2016
By David O’Sullivan
Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Jimmy Keohane.. The midfielder joins the club having spent the 2016 season with Sligo Rovers, where he made 31 league appearances.
Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, Keohane said: “It’s great to sign, I am really looking forward to getting started. A lot of people have told me how big this club is and what a great club it is to play for. When I found out that there was interest, it was something that I really wanted to be part of. My dad is from Cork and I have a lot of family in Cork, so it was nice to sign for City.”
“Every time I played against Cork City with Sligo, it was always a tough game, because they have shown a lot of consistency over the last couple of years. They are closing the gap on Dundalk, which you can see by the fact that City won the cup and beat them in four out of the five games they played them this year.”
“I am just looking to get into the team; I know it will be competitive but I hope to get into the side and add something to the team. We have to look to achieve that consistency again and to challenge for titles.”
Cork City boss John Caulfield said he feels the 25-year-old is a quality addition to his squad, commenting: “I am absolutely delighted to sign Jimmy. He is a top quality midfielder; he has lots of pace, lots of energy, he’s very good on the ball and he can score goals too. He is another player who will fit in perfectly into our group.”
“He’s a brilliant guy, he played nearly every game for Sligo last year and he is in the prime of his career, so he will be a great signing for us. He has experience in England and experience of our league. He wants to win trophies and he can see the progression here at the club. He is looking forward to playing for us and he is another quality signing. We have to be wise in who we bring in; we need hungry, talented players and certainly Jimmy is one of them.”