Athlone Town sign Premier Division defender on loan

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Cian Kelly comes from St. Patrick’s Athletic.

Athlone Town have made another addition to their squad ahead of this Friday’s trip to take on Treaty United.

19-year-old defender Cian Kelly has left St. Pats for the Midlands.

Kelly spent time on loan with Wexford in the second half of 2021 and received first-team opportunities with the Inchicore side in pre-season.

He will bolster the defensive options available to Martin Russell after opening their campaign with a 5-2 home loss to title favorites Waterford.

The Westmeath outfit announced his signing on the club’s Facebook page sharing this about Kelly:

We are delighted to announce the signing of Cian Kelly from St. Patrick’s Athletic on a season-long loan!

The 19-year-old defender joins City after spending the second half of last season on loan with Wexford and was involved with the St. Pats first team in pre-season this year.

Cian progressed through the Saints academy where he captained their U17s and won the U17 domestic league title in 2019 before getting involved with the team’s winning U19 domestic league side. Inchicore in 2020.

The Dubliner also captained Ireland at u15 and u16 level.

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