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O’Dea added to Galway Utd’s first team squad

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Mullagh’s Caoilfhionn O’Dea has been added to Galway United’s first team squad.

Now in his third year at the club, Caoilfhionn has impressed at U17 and U19 level. The central midfielder who also lines out as a right winger had been one of the most consistent players for Galway Utd’s academy sides.

He joined from Newmarket Celtic and immediately blended into Alan Murphy’s U17 outfit. With Murphy now over the first team, he has added O’Dea and Francely Lomboto to the first team on the back of their displays in the academy.

Caoilfhionn was a member of the Kilmurry Ibrickane senior football panel last year but had to depart the squad at the latter end of the championship due to his Galway commitments.

O’Dea’s addition now means there are four Clare men in Galway Utd’s first team squad. He joins Shannon’s Jack Lynch and Ennis duo Joe Collins and Maurice Nugent. Prior to the 2019 season, Nugent was named Vice Captain by Murphy.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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