Ronan Finn has signed a new contract at Shamrock Rovers which will see him stay with the club until the end of the 2014 season.
Finn was already on a two year contract after signing prior to the 2011 season, but the 23-year-old midfielder put pen to paper on his new contract today (Thursday) to commit two more years to the Hoops.
Speaking to shamrockrovers.ie, Ronan expressed his delight about extending his stay at Tallaght Stadium.
“Security is a big issue in football, especially in this league where two year contracts aren’t as common as they used to be. So to sign a two year extension on top of this year is great.
“Playing for Shamrock Rovers is an honour, so to know I’ll be doing it for another two years is great. When you come here you realise how big the club is and once you’ve played here, you don’t want to leave.”
Also speaking to shamrockrovers.ie, manager Stephen Kenny is also delighted that the former Sport Fingal and UCD player signed his new contract and sees him as an integral part of the future of the club.
“I am delighted that Ronan has extended his contract here. He is an integral part of the future of Shamrock Rovers and I’ve been very impressed by him since I joined the club.
“Actually one of the things that has impressed me most since I become manager of Shamrock Rovers is Ronan Finn and the talent he possesses.
“It is unique to have a central midfield player who can dribble at pace off either foot. There haven’t been many players like that in a central midfield position in the league. It’s very exciting and as he gets stronger, he’ll get better.
“I think his full potential has yet to be realised, he can go on to be the most influential player in the league with the talent that he has. Ronan’s application is first class and he has huge desire to improve. It is great news for our club that he is going to remain here.”
Alan Finn is a Sligo based reporter who joined the Extratime crew in 2012. If there is a match on in The Showgrounds, it is likely you will find him there.