“Casey has a point to prove” as Bohs sign young defender 

Dan Casey Bohs FC
Dan Casey

Bohemians summer signing spree continued today with the capture of defender Dan Casey.

The 19-year-old, who can play at right-back or centre-back, signs after four years with Sunderland and impressed in the club’s friendly against FC United of

Manchester on Saturday.
A graduate of St Joseph’s Boys AFC, he has represented Ireland at international level up to and including Under-19 level.

Bohemians manager Keith Long said: “I’ve known Dan since he was with St Joseph’s. He was a very sought-after player before going over to Sunderland.”

“I’m delighted to sign him. He’s a big, powerful lad. He’s a player who I believe will be a good addition to the squad.”

“We’ve got someone coming home who is hungry to succeed and who wants to play. He’s had four years as a young pro at Sunderland and has played at Under-23 level there. Now he wants first-team football.”

“I think we’ve got someone who feels he’s got a bit of a point to prove and I believe he will do that at Dalymount.”

It is intended that Casey will, subject to international clearance, go straight into the first-team squad for Bohemians trip to play Finn Harps in Ballybofey on Friday.

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