Power and Rowe Sign for the Blues

Paddy Barrett and Waterford United have parted company by mutual consent.

Paddy Barrett and Waterford United have parted company by mutual consent.

Players coming and going continued at Waterford United last week as the club announced two new arrivals following the departure of four players from the first team squad.

Defenders Thomas Whitty and Paddy Barrett, striker Paul Quilty and midfielder Philip Drohan left the club by mutual consent while Waterford United announced the arrival of Daryl Power and Mikie Rowe.

Daryl Power joins the Blues from Wexford Youths and at just 18 years of age is another player with great potential going forward. Despite his young age Daryl has already been involved with the Wexford Youths first team for the past two seasons and was recently capped for the Republic of Ireland at U18 level against Wales in Waterford; and was on the score sheet in the abandoned game hosted by Tramore AFC.

Daryl and his family are originally from the Lisduggan area of Waterford but moved to Wexford at a young age where he played for North End United before joining the Wexford Youths.

“We are delighted to welcome Daryl to Waterford United FC. Daryl can either play as an out and out striker or behind the main striker,” first team manager Tommy Griffin said as he welcomed Daryl to the club. “He is a very good creative player with an eye for a goal and his talent was recognised with a call up to the Irish U18s this season in which he performed well. Daryl is another young lad with a lot of potential that we want to develop. We have had great success in nurturing young talent and we think Daryl is another player that can really make great progress.”

Paul Quilty was another player to leave Waterford United.

Paul Quilty was another player to leave Waterford United.

Mikie Rowe, joins the Blues from Campile United. He is just 18 years of age and has been well noted for his goal scoring exploits both for his club Campile United and the Wexford Inter League Youth team with whom he won the FAI Youth Inter League title with in 2013; the Wexford team were defeated in this year’s final by Galway. Mikie has an outstanding goal scoring record locally and is really looking forward to testing himself in the League of Ireland.

“We are delighted to welcome Mikie on board and we believe he has a huge amount of potential,” first team manager Tommy Griffin said as he welcomed Mikie to the club. “Mikie has trained with us and he is rearing to go. He has a terrific attitude and will work hard for us and we are delighted to have him on board.”

“Over the last three seasons our youth development policy has been right up there with the best in the country. Our recruitment and development of young players has been to the core of the club and will be going forward.”

Both Daryl and Mikie have joined the club in preparation of this season’s Under-19 league, but are both also available for Tommy Griffin’s first team.

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