Drogheda United have announced that Carl Walshe is to extend his stay with the Boynesiders.
Walshe signed for Drogheda last November from Shelbourne and played 34 times for the Claret and Blue in all competitions, scoring twice.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to be back,’ Walshe said after putting pen to paper on Thursday morning. ‘I can’t wait to get started and once I heard Johnny McDonnell had signed, I didn’t have to think twice about it.”
The 22 year-old joined Portsmouth in 2009 before being released three years later and spent half of 2013 with Shelbourne as they were relegated but the Dubliner is eager to build on a promising debut season with the Drogs in the Premier Division.
“My number one aim is to improve on my performances from last season. I played most of the games having only missed two or three due to work commitments and I want to build on that. I want to make a difference for the side.”
Walshe is no stranger to new Drogs manager Johnny McDonnell having worked with him at Shels and he believes that McDonnell is the right man to take Drogheda forward.
“I was only with Shels for the final ten games of the season but the impression that I got was that his attention to detail was outstanding.
“He’s very tactically aware, before a game we would run through set plays for an hour to make sure nothing was missed. I also found him to be very honest and up front with players and I think it’s a very exciting time for the club to have him as manager.”
This is the sixth signing for Drogheda this term as Walshe joins Mick Daly, Alan Byrne, Michéal Schlingermann, Cathal Brady and Mark Hughes.
Craig Colgan, Pundit Arena