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League of Ireland legend Jason Byrne signs for U.C.D for 2016

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League of Ireland legend and ex Ireland international Jason Byrne has signed with First Division side U.C.D for the 2016 season.

He signs for the Dublin side after leaving Bohemian Football club with 9 goals in 34 appearances in two seasons.

The big question on everyone’s mind is can Byrne beat the League of Ireland goal scoring record of 235 goals set by Brendan Bradley to which Byrne in an interview with UCD’s Media team said that ‘the record is not as important as getting UCD up to the Premier Division and that he hopes his goals can do that’.

Manager Collie O’Neill is delighted with his new signing and is hoping that he will be able to strike a great partnership with Ryan Swan.

“Jason impressed me when I met him before Christmas, the whole conversation was about football, he just loves his football and loves to score goals.

We almost signed him during the summer transfer last season but for one reason or another we just couldn’t complete the transfer. He has great presence in the dressing room, he’s a top quality pro and I’m drooling with the thoughts with maybe seeing a sorcerer and the apprentice partnership in Byrne and Swan.”

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