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Barrett Agrees New Deal

First Team News
// 1 Dec 2016

Dundalk FC can confirm that Paddy Barrett has agreed a new contract with the club.

The 23 year-old, will now head into his third season at the club having signed from Galway United at the end of the 2014 campaign.

The centre-half, who spent time at Waterford United, has had a good season for the club after agreeing an extension prior to the end of the 2015 season – he has featured in 31 matches in 2016 and netted 6 times to help the side to a third straight league title and played in all six UEFA Champions League ties in the summer.

Speaking to dundalkfc.com after signing the deal Barrett is looking forward to the ‘bright future’ at the football club and says the European success that Dundalk have enjoyed this season was a major factor in his choice to remain at Oriel Park.

“I am delighted to re-sign at the club. Stephen Kenny came to me a while back looking to sign me back and I always wanted to stay here. It’s a great club and the success that we had in 2016 was great. We want to repeat that over the next few years. The future for Dundalk is bright.

“I want to be a part of that.” Barrett added.

“I get on great with all the lads and everyone around Dundalk. It has been good to me. I was always going to sign back here. I am looking forward to next year.”

“I had good success in Europe with the club. I played in the Champions League during the summer and we want to go do the same next year. We want to reach the level we have been at again. “

“To have the opportunity again in the Champions League was a major part of my decision to stay. The BATE Borisov was my best night ever football wise and to get a chance to re-live that moment again is special. I want to kick on and have more nights like that. “