Damien Duff signs for Shamrock Rovers

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Ex- Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff has completed his switch to Shamrock Rovers on a one year deal, according to BBC Sport.

The 36-year-old finished a season with Australian outfit Melbourne City in April where he made 15 appearances and added one goal to Melbourne City's total,as they finished 5th in the A-League and then managed to make the semi-finals of the Finals Series.

Duff is currently injured but is hoping to be resuming training by the end of the month and be raring to go for the Dublin outfit. 


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A very excited Damien Duff

Speaking to the club's website, Duff stated: "I'm very excited to have signed for the club.

"It's great to have it all finalised and now I'm just really looking forward to getting back on the pitch.

"I've always said that I wanted to come back and play in Ireland. Not only do I get the chance to do that, but I get to do it at the biggest club in the country.

"I am as excited about this move as I have been about any in my career."

Duff's Irish debut?

Surprisingly, this is Duff's first professional outing for an Irish side, as he was picked up as a trainee by Blackburn Rovers in 1996 and made his debut just two years later at the age of 18.

Duff has also played for Chelsea, Newcastle and Fulham in his career, with the standout moment of his time in England coming with Chelsea as he aided them to two league titles during his time at the Bridge.

With 100 caps for Republic of Ireland, the Dubliner brings a wealth of experience to a side who have not won the league since 2011. 

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