Former Shelbourne midfielder Adam McDonnell joins Boreham Wood

Wed, Jul 03 2019

Former Shelbourne midfielder Adam McDonnell (pictured middle left) in action for Shels against St Patrick's Athletic Credit: Eoin Smith (ETPhotos)

Former Shelbourne midfielder Adam McDonnell has joined non-league Boreham Wood following a five-year stint at Ipswich Town.

The 22-year-old joins the English non-league side having made nine appearances for the Tractor Boys at Portman Road.

McDonnell was handed his first team debut for Ipswich Town under the stewardship of current Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy.

Since then, the attacking midfielder has spent the majority of his time at Ipswich Town on loan at National League side Aldershot Town, spending two years with the club.

“I’m very excited to have joined Boreham Wood,” McDonnell told Boreham Wood’s media team. 

“After seeing the new stand and new changing rooms and also listening to the plans that the gaffer and chairman have for the future, it feels like a club on the up and I’m looking forward to contributing as much as possible.”

Manager Luke Garrard added; “Adam is a player I’ve liked for a while and when it was made clear to me by his representatives that he was available, I knew I wanted him at Meadow Park.

“He is at a great age to develop, he’s as ambitious as I am, and I think he’ll fit in well with the style of football I want to play and group of players and staff I’m putting in place.”