Cork City announce signing of Kieran Sadlier

Cork City have announced the signing of Kieran Sadlier from Sligo Rovers.

The midfielder was signed for an undisclosed fee and has signed an eighteen month deal with the Leesiders.

Sadlier has scored 18 goals from midfield in 53 appearances for Sligo Rovers.

Kieran Sadlier said this to the Sligo Rovers website: “It’s an exciting move for me with Cork’s prospects in the league and European football, but I am sad to leave Sligo Rovers.

“Sligo gave me a chance when I really needed to play football after coming here from England. Since I have walked in the door everyone has been so welcoming and treated me so well. I’ve made good friends here, the people at the club look after you and I’ve really enjoyed being here.

“I made my debut against Shamrock a year and a half ago. I got sent off and it’s ironic that my last game was against them on Sunday. I feel I’ve come full circle and it was special to leave on such a note. The atmosphere was the best since I’ve been here and it was a proud day for everyone and for me to say goodbye in that manner.

“I’ll miss all of the players because we are all very close. We eat together, live together and even the new players like Rhys, Seamus and Benny have become part of that. It’s what we have as a group and bonds us together.

“I’m at a point in my career when I want to win trophies and be successful. When I sat down and thought about the interest in me from other clubs, I felt I had to come to this decision. The committee and the manager could have made it difficult but they haven’t stood in my way and the manager called me again to wish me well and I’m really grateful for their support.

“I’ll look forward to coming back to Sligo when I play games here next season. It’s a place I’ll always have good recollections of and I wish everyone here the very best going forward because from the players to the manager, supporters and everyone; they deserve it because they give you their all.”

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