Galway United has announced the signing of Conor Kearns.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper has completed a move to the Tribesmen after spells with UCD and St. Patrick's Athletic.

The commanding netminder made his first team breakthrough with UCD in 2018 and he helped the Students to win the First Division title.

Kearns continued to be a regular for UCD in the Premier Division in 2019, and his reputation as one of the most promising goalkeepers in the country earned him a call up to Stephen Kenny's Irish under-21 squad.

Kearns made the move to St. Patrick's Athletic in 2020, but he found it difficult to dislodge Saints Player of the Year Brendan Clarke in a shortened league campaign.

Despite enduring a frustrating 2020 campaign, Kearns insists he learned a lot while at the Inchicore outfit and he's excited about the prospect of linking up with John Caulfield's squad in the coming weeks.