Shamrock Rovers F.C. is delighted to announce the signing of Rory Gaffney.
Speaking about capturing the signature of the striker, head coach Stephen Bradley said:
“I’m really happy to get Rory in. It’s something myself and Stephen McPhail have been working on and thankfully we managed to get it done. Rory obviously knows about the League from having played in it and watched it from afar over the years.
He had another year on his contract left so when I spoke to him he was very interested. He knew a lot about our group so when we spoke he was very keen to get it done.
Rory is a player I know really well having played with him a few years back at Limerick. I think he fits the way we play and fits as a person as well, so he ticks all the right boxes for us. Rory will score goals for us, there’s no doubt about that.
I’ve played with him so I know what he’s like and what his movements are like. He suits the way we play and he has all the attributes to score goals for us.
If you look all over the squad there’s really strong competition and I think Rory along with Aaron, Graham and Dean gives us good options up the top end of the pitch.”
On signing for the Hoops Rory Gaffney said:
I want to challenge for leagues and cups and there’s European football as well in the summer, that’ll be a new experience for me and I can’t wait for it. I haven’t really scored goals in the last twelve months but I’m confident that in this team, the way they play and with the midfield and attacking players they have, they’ll definitely create chances. So it’s up to me to put them away.”
Rory Gaffney Profile:
Gaffney (30) began his career with First Division Mervue United in 2009 before Pat Scully brought him to Limerick in the summer of 2011.
The Shannonsiders were promoted as champions the following season. Gaffney hit 14 goals for Limerick in the 2014 Premier Division which earned the Tuam-born striker a move to Cambridge United at the end of the year.
Gaffney joined Bristol Rovers on loan in the 2015/16 season before making the move permanent; his eight league goals in the second half of the campaign helping Rovers win promotion to League One.
Gaffney joined Salford City on a three year contract in June 2018. He scored 12 goals in 33 starts and 14 sub league appearances for Salford, having been on loan to fellow League Two club Walsall since September.