Craig Walsh is loyal to the ‘Core and has set his sights on Senior 1A promotion after electing against a return to the League of Ireland.
The talented midfielder was one of the stand out performers in the Intermediate bottom tier last season and proved vital as Inchicore Athletic won promotion at the first attempt.
The former Sky’s ‘Football’s Next Star’ participant, who hit a number of eye catching strikes last season after signing from Shelbourne, was so impressive last term he was bleeping on the radar of a number of top amateur clubs.
Indeed, Walsh was wanted by a League of Ireland side, but has decided to stay with the LSL Senior 1A side.
“I decided to stay at Inchicore because I believe the club is going in the right direction off the pitch and on the pitch too,” he told the JSP.
“My family have a long association with Inchicore, my uncle is secretary and played in there in the clubs Premier A days, as well as other family members over the years. David Hyland staying was also a big factor in me signing back. I be hoping to really push on from last season. I’m working hard to get myself right I had lots off offers to sign LSL and one League of Ireland offer but I felt it would be better to stay put.”
Inchicore make the step up to a division that proved one of the most competitive across the country last season and while Walsh is aware wins won’t come easy in the LSL third tier he still set his sights on a second successive promotion.
“I believe we can push on this season and challenge on all fronts. Promotion will be the aim , we kept most from last season bar Stephen Kinch but we’re adding quality in with LOI experience and experienced LSL players too. We will have a few more signings announced soon too. It will a hard league and we will respect all the teams in the division but we won’t fear anyone. We are going all out for promotion.”