Shamrock Rovers continue building their 2019 squad with the signing of highly sought-after midfielder Aaron McEneff.
McEneff joins a squad that has been bolstered by a number of recent re-signings alongside players contracted through the 2019 season; Aaron Bolger, Aaron Greene, Alan Mannus, Brandon Kavanagh, Brandon Miele, Dan Carr, Dean Dillon, Dean Williams, Dylan Watts, Ethan Boyle, Gavin Bazunu, Greg Bolger, Joel Coustrain, Joey O’Brien, Kevin Horgan, Lee Grace, Roberto Lopes, Ronan Finn, Sam Bone, Sean Boyd, Sean Callan, Sean Kavanagh and Trevor Clarke.
Speaking about the capture of McEneff’s signature, the Hoops’ Head Coach Stephen Bradley said:
“Aaron does a bit of everything. He scored a lot of goals this year. He can start the game and he can play higher up, he’s a bit of an all-rounder. He brings great energy and legs to our midfield.
He’s a great striker of the ball and he scores goals from all areas of the pitch, I think he’s shown that since he’s been in the league. He’s done that on a consistent basis so hopefully he can continue that with us next season. When he gets forward he scores goals and that’s one thing the fans like.
When you get a chance to sign someone of Aaron’s quality you don’t turn it down. You can never be happy with what you have as a team and a squad. You want players to fight for their place and Aaron coming in just adds to that because he’s a top player.
Aaron had options elsewhere but he’s made this decision and we’re delighted that he sees his football here, that he wants to come and play for us. I can’t wait to get started and get working with him.”
Aaron McEneff said:
“I’m very happy signing for Shamrock Rovers; obviously it’s a massive club. I’m delighted to get things done and I’m looking forward to the new season. Tallaght Stadium is my favourite place to play; whenever I was at Derry I loved coming down to play here because the pitch is always good, the facilities are brilliant and I loved coming down here because it gave me an excitement to go out and play a game of football. I’ve loved playing down here and I’m sure I am going to love playing for the home team.”
Player Profile: Aaron McEneff
Aaron (23) joined his hometown club Derry City midway through the 2015 season. The midfielder scored 25 goals in 95 league appearances for the Candystripes, ten of those in this year’s campaign. Capped at Under 21, Under 19, and Under 17 level with Northern Ireland, he began his youth career at Institute and Tottenham Hotspur.