Buckley Delighted With New Signings

  • Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 17:10

St Patrick's Athletic manager Liam Buckley has expressed his delight at adding his recent new additions to his Saints' squad as he prepares ahead of the 2016 SSE Airtricity League season.

To date, Buckley has added Keith Treacy (Drogheda United), Graham Kelly (Bray Wanderers), Mark Timlin (Derry City) and Dinny Corcoran (Sligo Rovers) to his ranks, while long serving defender Ian Bermingham has agreed to sign-up for what will be his seventh season playing in Inchicore.

Commenting on the new additions, Buckley outlined his delight at getting the deals done early into the close season.

i>"I'm delighted to have added the lads at this stage of things in the winter," Buckley told stpatsfc.com.

"If you look at the three players we announced last week, they're all really young and exciting talents who we feel will add to the group.

Keith Treacy is a top player who has international caps to his name so we're looking forward to seeing him line out in Richmond Park next season."

"Mark Timlin and Graham Kelly are two talented players who like to get forward and attack so we think they can really prosper at St Pat's, while Dinny Corcoran is a player who I have worked with before and will strengthen our side in the forward position.

He's performed excellently in the last few seasons with Bohemians and Sligo. Overall, I'm really happy to have the lads join and we welcome them to St Patrick's Athletic FC."

Commenting on the re-signing of left back Bermingham, Buckley admitted he was delighted to secure the Ballyfermot man's signature.

"Ian is one of the top defenders in the league. He has been an important part of our team for a number of years and in my time at the club."

"Given Ian's experience in the league and having made over 200 appearances for the club, I'm delighted to have him in our defence next season."

Buckley is hopeful of adding to his ranks over the coming days and weeks after the FAI yesterday confirmed the starting date of the SSE Airtricity League 2016 season will begin on Friday, March 4.

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