Johnny Kenny has published a note for Sligo Rovers following confirmation of his transfer to Celtic this evening.
It reads: “After six years at the club I have grown up loving, it has come to an end. This has been such a tough decision and message to write because I love playing for my hometown club and I love being at home.
!But I think now is the time to test myself at another level. I want to say thanks to every academy manager at the club who has helped me. You’ve have been amazing, there is just too many to name.
“To all the people who keep this club running on a daily basis, I want to say thank you for everything since I walked in at that gate at the age of 13.
“To the gaffer Liam Buckley and John Russell – without their trust in me I would be nowhere near where I am today. I can’t speak highly enough of them and what they’ve done for me.
“Finally, to play for the club I love in front of you special fan. It was incredible. I got goosebumps every time my name went around the Showgrounds.
“It was a special feeling to play and score in front of all of you .
“So I want to say a massive thanks for taking to me and the support you’ve given me and I’m sorry I didn’t give you the send-off you deserved. I am now and forever a supporter of Rovers and I can’t wait to watch and support from across the water.
“This club has a special place in my heart. Thank you.”