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Rovers tie Finn down for two more years

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Ronan Finn has agreed a two-year contract extension with the Airtricity League champions.

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STEPHEN KENNY HAS warned the rest of the Airtricity League that they’re yet to see the best of Shamrock Rovers playmaker Ronan Finn

Finn, 24, signed off on a two-year contract extension this afternoon which will see him remain with the Tallaght club until the end of the 2014 season.

The former UCD starlet joined Rovers in 2011 following the demise of Sporting Fingal and quickly reignited interest among clubs in England and Scotland with his assured performances in the heart of the Hoops midfield.

Finn has continued to shine this season, chipping in league goals against Shelbourne and Bray, and Kenny is confident that he can grow into one of the league’s top stars.

“I am delighted that Ronan has extended his contract here,” the manager told the club website. “He is an integral part of the future of Shamrock Rovers and I’ve been very impressed by him since I joined the club.

It is unique to have a central midfield player who can dribble at pace off either foot. There haven’t been many players like that in a central midfield position in the league. It’s very exciting and as he gets stronger, he’ll get better.

I think his full potential has yet to be realised, he can go on to be the most influential player in the league with the talent that he has. Ronan’s application is first class and he has huge desire to improve. It is great news for our club that he is going to remain here.

“Playing for Shamrock Rovers is an honour,” Finn said, “so to know I’ll be doing it for another two years is great. When you come here you realise how big the club is and once you’ve played here, you don’t want to leave.”

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