Athlone Town AFC manager Aaron Callaghan has added Meath man Aaron Williams to his squad ahead of the 2018 League of Ireland season.
Williams, who is from Summerhill and previously played for the local team Parkceltic Summerhill FC, was on the scoresheet in Athlone’s pre-season friendly with Shamrock Rovers last week, a game that finished in a 3-3 draw.
He joins fellow Aaron, Aaron Brilly from neighbouring town Kilcock at the midlanders as they look to compete in the top half of the first division table over the coming months.
Both men attended Scoil Dara Kilcock, a school that has produced several League of Ireland players including Shane Barrett, Ciaran Kilduff and Shane Fitzgerald.
Keep an eye out on all my social media platforms over the coming months to follow the pairs fortunes.
Kilcock man Aaron Brilly continued his fine start to the season with his new club Home Farm FC by netting the 3rd goal in their excellent 4- 1 vicotry away to Drumcondra/Stella Maris in the 1st round of the Charlie Cahill Cup in the LSL on Friday night.
Brilly’s goal was a cracker and capped a fantastic individual and team performance against one of the Leinster Senior Leagues top teams.
Home Farm have enjoyed a fine start to the season and only a few weeks ago they caused something of a shock by knocking the LSL champions St Mochtas out of the FAI intermediate All Ireland cup, also on a 4-1 scoreline.
Brilly was a nominee for Extra Time Sport sports person of the year in 2016.
Aaron Brilly has tonight signed on for another season at League of Ireland Division One side Cabinteely FC.
Brilly, who captained the South Dublin side for the majority of last season, will now prepare for his 3rd campaign and look to build on his already record number of appearances at Cabo.
The Kilcock native has progressed steadily during his two years, helping his side finish one position better off in season two in comparison to their maiden year in the League of Ireland, where they finished bottom of the pile.
Brilly went on to represent his country midway through 2016, becoming a permanent fixture for Ireland’s University and College’s team.
Six players from Kilcock Celtics’ league winning u17 premier team were invited down to train with Longford Town in the last couple of weeks and left with their reputations enhanced after impressing manager Wayne Groves.
Kilcock man Brendan Rooney, who is part of Groves’ coaching staff, brought the lads down to give them a chance to train with the Airtricity Premier League clubs’ u19 team and the six, Fionn Talbot, Dylan Bradley, Josh Sherlock, Adam O’Connell, Lee Loughnane and Remi Kareen didn’t let him down. Rooney said; “I am on the coaching staff, Wayne Groves is the manager, he is ex St.Kevins . I took them down to train and give them a chance and Wayne told them during the week that he would like to keep them training, with a view to signing in the future”.
It would come as no surprise to see some of these lads strutting their stuff at the top-level of Irish football in the next few years, following in the footsteps of fellow Kilcock men Aaron Brilly (Cabinteely FC) and Ciaran Kilduff (Dundalk). Id addition to this Brian McNamara is currently banging them in for American side Nashville FC.