Sligo Rovers sign striker Aidan Keena

Sligo Rovers have signed striker Aidan Keena for the new League of Ireland season.

The 22-year-ol, a native of Mullingar, joins from Scottish side Falkirk on a one-season deal.

He has spent the bulk of his career to date in Scotland, playing previously with Hearts, Dunfermline and Queen’s Park.

He started out at St Patrick’s Athletic under current Rovers boss Liam Buckley – and made his senior debut at Inchicore in 2017 at the age of 17, before moving to SPL side Hearts later that summer.

Keena is a former Republic of Ireland under-21 international and scored five goals in half a season with Falkirk.

His arrival comes as two Rovers players head in the opposite direction, with Johnny Kenny and John Mahon recently signing for Celtic and St Johnstone respectively.


Keena told “I’m here to score goals, that’s why the club brought me in so I’ll try to score as many as I can and play well and try to get as high up in the table as we can.

“The lads are in pre-season but I like to think I’m fit enough now. I’m halfway through the season. I will look to hit the ground running. I did have a couple of other options in Ireland but they didn’t have European football with them. That was a difference.”