Limerick FC sign former Man Utd schoolboy

A former schoolboy player at Man Utd is one of three new signings announced by Limerick FC in recent days.

A former schoolboy player at Man Utd is one of three new signings announced by Limerick FC in recent days.

Danny Galbraith, a Scottish winger who spent three years on Man Utd’s books, was announced as Limerick’s latest signing on Monday. Galbraith started out with Hearts but signed with Utd when he was 16 and was part of the side that reached an FA Youth Cup final.

However, he returned to Scotland in 2009 and spent four years with Hibernian where he made over 50 appearances. He was released by the club earlier this year after struggling with a groin injury. He hadn’t played with the club since January of last year.

The 22-year-old is looking forward to his move to Limerick.

“I’ve heard about the passion of the supporters here,” he told the official Limerick FC website. “And I’m looking forward to playing in front of them at Thomond Park, which will give everyone around the club a great lift.”

Limerick FC manager Stuart Taylor sees Galbraith as an important addition. “Danny is a fantastic signing for the football club,” said Taylor, “and shows the ambition of the club that we’ve signed a player of Danny’s pedigree.”

Limerick also announced the signing of striker Craig Curran on a loan deal from Rochdale while Robbie Williams, who made over 200 appearances in the lower leagues in England - mostly with Barnsley and Huddersfield - has also signed for the coming season.

Meanwhile, RTÉ have chosen Limerick’s home fixture with Cork City as the first live Airtricity League game to be televised during the 2013 campaign.

The Munster derby will be played at Thomond Park and has been moved to Sunday, March 10 in order to facilitate live TV coverage.