Kevin O'Connor

Cork City - Defender

Player Profile

Date of Birth: 07 May 1995

Place of Birth: Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 2"

Club History

Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jul 2017 Present Preston North End
Nov 2015 Republic of Ireland U21
Apr 2015 Jul 2017 Cork City
Jan 2013 Oct 2014 Waterford FC

Kevin was a member of the Waterford United U19 squad for the 2012/2013 season and in January 2013 he was promoted to the senior squad by boss Paul O'Brien. He made his league debut at home to Finn Harps on the opening night of the 2013 season and scored his first league goal in the 5-0 drubbing of Salthill Devon on 4 October. He made an impressive 22 league appearances in his debut season and followed that up with another 22 league appearances in 2014.

At the end of 2014 Kevin left the Blues and in April 2015 he joined Cork City under manager John Caulfield. He made his league bow for City against Sligo Rovers at Turner's Cross on 8 May and just a couple of months later in July 2015, Kevin signed a new contract with City to keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season. He made 21 league appearances in 2015, scoring once in a 3-1 win against St Pats, as Cork finished runners-up to Dundalk. Kevin also played in the 2015 FAI Cup Final but Dundalk defeated Cork 1-0 after extratime. He made 28 league appearances in 2016 and won an FAI Cup winners medal as City beat Dundalk 1-0. Kevin then re-signed with Cork for the 2017 season.