TALENTED midfielder Cian Coleman has re-joined Cork City for 2020 season.
Coleman impressed with St Pat's this season, after stints with Cobh Ramblers and Limerick.
The 22-year-old is Neale Fenn's first signing of the off-season, with Joel Coustrain, Eoghan Stokes, Colm Horgan and double winner Karl Sheppard, who moved to promoted Shels, among the departees.
Coleman captained the City U19 side that defeated HJK Helsinki in the UEFA Youth League before coming up short against Italian giants AS Roma. He left for regular first-team action but was always high-regarded at the Cross.
“I’m delighted," he said. "I spent a few years away to try and get first them football but I’m back now and I’m delighted and I’m ready to go."
Fenn explained: "He’s a young player that I’ve admired since my time at Longford when he played against us for Limerick. I’m delighted that we managed to sign him.
"He’s going to bring energy in midfield, physicality and he’s got quality as well. I’m sure that the fans know him, he’s been here before as a youngster so it’s great for the club that we could get him back.”