Galway United have confirmed that Donal Higgins has signed a new contract with the club for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.
The 17-year-old midfielder joined United's under-17 team two seasons ago and he excelled under Alan Murphy's watch.
Higgins captained United's under-17's to the semi-final of the league last season and was a key figure, contributing an impressive 12 goal haul from midfield.
Like teammate Colin Kelly, Higgins also helped Connacht Schools to win the Interprovincial title in November.
United manager Alan Murphy gave Higgins his senior debut at 16 against Finn Harps last season and he would go on to make two further appearances against Wexford and Shelbourne.
Murphy says Donal is a talented player that has an exciting future in the game.