Pike Rovers bolster squad with further big name signing

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Pike Rovers bolster squad with further big name signing

Kieran Hanlon has rejoined Pike Rovers for next season

LIMERICK junior soccer side Pike Rovers have boosted their squad further ahead of the new season with the signing of former League of Ireland striker Kieran 'Red' Hanlon.

Exciting striker Hanlon joins Pike from another local junior soccer side, Ballynanty Rovers. Hanlon had featured for Limerick FC in the SSE Airtricity League in recent seasons.

The signing of Hanlon is a second big name addition to the Pike Rovers squad announced in recent days.

The Crossagalla side had previously announced the signing of Ireland junior international Danny O'Neill.

Defender O'Neill joins the Hoops from local junior soccer side, Geraldines, where he also played his schoolboy football.

The Ireland junior international had previously played with Janesboro where he enjoyed multiple Premier League successes and also won an Oscar Traynor Trophy title.

The experienced Robbie Williams and Brian O'Callaghan are set to begin their second season together in charge of Pike Rovers.

The Limerick District League confirmed last month that soccer will return for the 2020/21 season on Tuesday August 18, with friendly games to be allowed from July 18.

The news came as the government eased restrictions on sport, with soccer in Limerick originally pencilled in to return in October.