OFFICIAL: Jimmy Keohane signs for Cork City

Cork City have completed the signing of Jimmy Keohane ahead of the 2017 season.

Midfielder Keohane, 25, joins the 2016 FAI Cup winners from Sligo Rovers, where he spent the 2016 season, making 31 league appearances.

"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," Keohane told the club's official website. 

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"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.”

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The former Exeter City man says that he was impressed with the Leesiders last season and is looking forward to challenging for titles at Turner's Cross.

"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," added Keohane, who began his career at Wexford Youths. 

"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."

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Cork manager John Caulfield said that he is "absolutely delighted" to land Keohane and described him as a "top quality midfielder".

"He is another player who will fit in perfectly into our group," said Caulfield. "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."

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