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Kavanagh Signs For Hearts

30th August 2019

Irish striker Cian Kavanagh has penned a three-year contract at Tynecastle after signing from St. Patrick's Athletic.

The forward will join John Rankin's side for the upcoming season and could make his debut in this evening's under-18 match against Hamilton at the Oriam.

The Irishman came through the youth system at Dublin-based St Pat's and has been included in their senior squad this year.

He previously scored twice in a 4-0 win against Cork City for St Pat's in the 2018 National under-15 Cup Final.

Speaking to heartsfc.co.uk this morning, Cian said: "It’s such a big club, the coaches are good and so are the facilities.
 
"I went on trial once, and after that they asked if I wanted to sign. I went on trial a second time and then they put an offer in to my club.
 
"I’m a striker, I play up front so obviously I like to score goals. My ambitions are to break into the first team and score as many goals as I can."

Cian, 16, will also join the Balerno Performance School, combining professional football with his studies.
 
"I’ll be studying English and Physical Education. I’m in four days a week. On Monday and Tuesday I’ll train with the under-18s.
 
"But mostly, I’m looking forward to getting on the pitch and scoring goals."