Limerick FC have announced that club captain Shane Duggan has signed a new deal with his hometown club, which will see the former Cork City star remain at the Super Blues for the 2017 season.
The 27-year-old midfielder played a key part in Limerick’s impressive SSE Airtricity League First Division title win and was personally rewarded for his contribution by picking up the PFAI First Division Player of the Year award.
Speaking to Limerickfc.ie Duggan stated that he is looking forward to captaining his local side’s return to the Premier Division, under the guidance of Martin Russell.
“Martin and the backroom staff are trying to get players tied down,” said Duggan. “We’ll obviously be looking for a couple of new faces.
“If we bring in a couple of players to bring us to that next level, I don’t see any reason why we can’t be up there challenging for the European spots.” he said.
The midfielder who joined Limerick in late 2013, after spells with Plymouth Argyle, UCD and Cork City, will spend his fourth season with the Shannonsiders.
The Norwood Park native, who played 20 times in 2016, scoring six goals, is very confident going into the 2017 season.
“When you think about it last season, asides from Dundalk and Cork, it was wide open. If we sign a couple of lads to give us that extra bit of experience in the Premier Division and maintain the squad that we had, we can push for Europe. That will be our aim, definitely,” he added.