Hartlepool United can today confirm the departure of Gavan Holohan as the attacker joins Grimsby on a permanent deal. The Irish midfielder has been instrumental in Pools’ progress from mid-table in the National League to secure in the Football League, and he leaves with the thanks of everyone at the club.
Holohan joined the club in February 2019 after leaving Waterford, receiving international clearance in March and scoring his first Pools goal against Aldershot in April 2019. In all, Holohan has played 108 times for Hartlepool and scored 23 goals, including two goals in 12 appearances this season.
Ever present last season along with Nicky Featherstone and Mark Shelton, and it was that midfield trio that helped Pools achieve promotion from the National League. Holohan also won individual honours with Pools, including National League Player of the Month in April 2021 and Goal of the Month in League Two for August 2021.
Including caretaker manager Tony Sweeney, Holohan played under four managers. He was signed by Craig Hignett and then had a successful spell under Dave Challinor before his departure. His most recent manager Graeme Lee added his thoughts:
'Would like to thank Gav for everything he has given to the club, some great moments the club and fans will always remember. He’s been given a opportunity he wanted and we would like to wish him all the best at Grimsby and for the future.'
Everyone at Hartlepool United would like to thank Gav for all his time and efforts during his spell at Hartlepool United.