Shamrock Rovers midfielder, Ronan Finn has committed his future to the Tallaght club by signing a new deal which will see him contracted to the club until the end of the 2014 season.

The 24-year-old was contracted until the end of this season, having signed for the Hoops ahead of the 2011 campaign. But today (Thursday), he put pen to paper on a further two year deal.

Finn has made 62 competitive starts for the Hoops in his 14-month period with the club so far, and is believed to be an integral part of manager Stephen Kenny’s plans for the future.

The midfielder said: "I'm delighted to have re-signed. When Stephen said it to me the other day I was chuffed, so now to have it all done and dusted is great. I’m now just looking forward to enjoying the rest of the season at the club knowing that the next couple of years are tied down.

"Security is a big issue in football, especially in this league where two-year contracts aren’t as common as they used to be. So to sign a two-year extension on top of this year is great.

"Playing for Shamrock Rovers is an honour, so to know I’ll be doing it for another two years is great. When you come here you realise how big the club is and once you’ve played here, you don’t want to leave."

Commenting on the re-signing, Kenny said: "I am delighted that Ronan has extended his contract here. He is an integral part of the future of Shamrock Rovers and I’ve been very impressed by him since I joined the club.

"Actually one of the things that has impressed me most since I become manager of Shamrock Rovers is Ronan Finn and the talent he possesses.

"It is unique to have a central midfield player who can dribble at pace off either foot. There haven’t been many players like that in a central midfield position in the league. It’s very exciting and as he gets stronger, he’ll get better."