Margate have signed defender Tommy Cooney. 

The 21-year-old Irish left-back started his career at Athlone Town and Longford in Ireland, before having trials with Glasgow Celtic and being scouted by Manchester City.

 After a scholarship with the Adidas Academy, Cooney joined the Brentford development squad in October 2014, as well as playing semi-pro football with Ryman League Division One North side Tilbury and Ryman Division One South outfit side East Grinstead Town towards the end of the 2014/15 season.

 But following a move from London to Leeds, he joined Scarborough Athletic and then Brighouse Town.

He joined Boston United in January 2016 and promptly made his debut against Hednesford Town two days later.

He spent time earlier this season with Morecambe`s under-23 side.

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