Saturday 21 September 2019

'I might have annoyed a few people leaving': Ronan Finn on joining Shamrock Rovers from Dundalk

Dundalk's Ronan Finn and Brian Gartland. Photo: Sportsfile
Dundalk's Ronan Finn and Brian Gartland. Photo: Sportsfile

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Ronan Finn says he was lured back to Shamrock Rovers from league champions Dundalk by the potential which the Hoops can offer.

Finn ended a very successful spell with Dundalk yesterday when he informed the Co Louth club that he would not be signing a new deal and would instead return to his previous club, Rovers, on a three-year deal.

Finn has been awarded the captain's armband by Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley.

Finn admits he may have "annoyed" people by leaving the champions but he insists he made the right move.

"It’s going to be a very exciting period for the club. They’ve made smashing signings and, with the lads already here, they have a great group," says Finn, the third major departure from Dundalk, after Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan.

"I know Stephen McPhail personally, he’s a great fella, and I know that he wouldn’t put his hand to something if it didn’t have great potential. As a footballer, I want to be part of that. I’m at a great age now, I’ve had success at Dundalk, I’m coming back as a better player and I’m looking forward to showing fans. I might have annoyed a few people leaving but I’ve had success leaving and I’m going to be successful coming back here."

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