Mulhall signs for Super Blues

John Keogh

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New Limerick FC signing Chris Mulhall in action for UCD last season
LIMERICK FC have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2016 season with the signing of Chris Mulhall from fellow Division 1 side UCD.

LIMERICK FC have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2016 season with the signing of Chris Mulhall from fellow Division 1 side UCD.

Mulhall has plenty of League of Ireland experience having previously played for Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers.

The 27-year-old has also played under Limerick FC manager Martin Russell at UCD, when they won the First Division title in 2009.

The talented winger said it was a “no-brainer” when he signed his contract with the club on Tuesday.

“I’m very, very excited,” Mulhall told LimerickFC.ie. “When I got the call that Limerick were interested, to work under Martin again and work with him, it was a no-brainer, especially when I saw the players that have signed back.

“I had a good relationship with Martin when we were at UCD. Martin was a massive influence. I had great success under him – I played my best football under him.

“The way I play the game is all through Martin. He has been with me since I was young and has been a big help to me so he was a big part of the decision to come here.

“When I got the call from Limerick, with the way the schedule is I really feel I can improve here. I feel there is more in me.

“Limerick train in the mornings and do the gym afterwards and I think it’s a great chance for me to improve.”

Mulhall, who hails from Portlaoise, was very impressed when he visited the Markets Field on Tuesday and believes that the team can bounce straight back into the Premier Division.

“Personally, I want to have a good pre-season and hit the ground running and try to break into the team because I know it’s going to be very hard with the players that are there,” Mulhall said.

“I know I’m up against it straight away going in.“Then as a group and as a team, we have to look at promotion. We want to win the league.

“We have to go and win the league because as I saw last season if you don’t win the league and you have to go to the playoffs, it’s still very, very hard,” said Mulhall.