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Monday 25 September 2017

Schlingermann puts faith in Horgan's drogs

Robbie Horgan
Robbie Horgan
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

DROGHEDA UNITED manager Robbie Horgan has secured the services of goalkeeper Michéal Schlingermann for the 2014 campaign, WRITES DANIEL McDONNELL.

Schlingermann had been linked with a move to join Mick Cooke in Athlone, but Horgan has tied him down for another year.

"I had a fantastic season in Drogheda in 2013 and it feels right to continue my career here," said the 22-year-old former Mayo minor netminder.

"I am really happy with the professional set-up that Robbie is putting in place. Dermot O'Neill is known throughout the league as one of the top goalkeeping coaches and I feel privileged that I will be mentored by him next season."

Meanwhile, Limerick FC have snapped up centre-half Michael Leahy from UCD. The 24-year-old leaves Belfield after five seasons learning his trade.

"I'm over the moon," said Limerick boss Stuart Taylor. "Michael is someone who has been of interest to me. It has just been unfortunate that he was injured at the start of the season, but he came back in towards the latter part and I was impressed by him.

"I had seen him the season before and he always came across to me as being a player that was very comfortable on the ball, really composed on it and had a good choice of passes and a good knowledge about the game.

"Over and above that, he's a leader as well. He has got those leadership qualities and it's something that I'm looking to bring to the football club. I'm really happy with the signing."

Irish Independent

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