Keegan joins Waterford as former Spurs youth McEvoy departs

Former Tottenham youth Kenny McEvoy has left Waterford FC in order to pursue a full-time job, while the club have also confirmed the signing of former Doncaster Rovers midfielder Paul Keegan.

McEvoy, 22, says that he could not turn down the job he was offered and indicated his intention to help his family “settle for the first time in four years.”

“I would like to thank the management team for being so understanding with my decision to leave the club. I was given an opportunity I couldn’t pass up on which means my family could settle for the first time in four years,” McEvoy told the official Waterford website.

“The help and support shown to me during my time at Waterford by all the staff has been great and I really hope that the lads go on to win the league.

“Waterford will always be my home town and I wish the club every success in the future.”

While McEvoy is exiting the First Division outfit, Keegan is arriving and the 33-year-old revealed his excitement after the move was officially announced.

“I’m looking forward to being back in Ireland, playing games and helping to contribute to the team continuing to win games and ultimately the league title,” said the former Drogheda United and Bohemians star.

“The challenge of Waterford excites me, Waterford are in a great position at the minute, sitting top of the table and looking to add a few players to make sure they keep winning games and keep doing well.”

Keegan is the club’s latest signing following the loan acquisition of Shamrock Rovers defender Sean Heaney.


Meanwhile, Finn Harps have added French striker Ibrahim Keita to their squad as the Donegal outfit continue their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier Division

The 21-year-old made his debut for Harps in Friday’s 2-1 win over Bohemians and brings with him experience of playing in England, Slovakia and Greece.

“We’re pleased to get Ibrahim into the squad,” Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan told Extratime. “Hopefully he can adapt quickly to the League of Ireland Premier Division. He has played at a decent level and has that experience of being with professional clubs.”

The addition of Keita comes shortly after the departure of on-loan forward Ciaran O’Connor, who joined Bohemians.

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