Drogheda United have today completed the signing of 2013 league winner with St. Patrick’s Athletic, Daryl Kavanagh.
The 28-year-old left the Saints in July of 2014, in search of first team football. He then joined Sligo Rovers, where he made just two appearances for the club, before picking up a calf injury against Bray Wanderers.
This injury would end his season and Kavanagh was released by mutual agreement to facilitate his rehab, closer to his home in Tipperary.
In January of this year Kavanagh travelled, as part of the PFAI team, to Norway to take part in the FIFPro winter tournament for out of contract footballers. He had participated in this tournament once before, in 2011, where he was named Player of the Tournament.
The PFAI team lost to Sweden in the final of this year’s tournament but Kavanagh, did have offers from Scandinavian clubs.
However, he returned to Ireland and signed for his hometown club Carrick United, to stay in shape while he waited for an offer to come in from a League of Ireland club.
That offer came from Drogheda United and Kavanagh has now signed for the Louth club, who he came on as a substitute for in Friday night’s Jim Malone Cup defeat to neighbours Dundalk.
Gerard Grimes, Pundit Arena