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Bournemouth loan midfielder Kilkenny to Stoke


Gavin Kilkenny has been involved with the Republic of Ireland's under-21 Euros qualifying campaign

Bournemouth have loaned midfielder Gavin Kilkenny to Stoke City on a season-long basis.

The 22-year-old played 18 games for parent club Cherries last season as they won promotion to the Premier League as runners-up to Fulham.

Former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Kilkenny joined from Dublin-based St Kevin's in 2016, and made 25 appearances in total.

"He's a very good player, he builds the game," Stoke coach Rory Delap said.

"That's something we felt we needed with Joe Allen having left the club and hopefully he'll be a really good addition and help us play the way we want to play."

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