Galway United unveil signing of highly-rated midfielder Jack O'Connor

Thu, Dec 12 2019

Jack O'Connor after signing today for Galway United Credit: Galway United FC

Galway United have unveiled the signing of highly-rated attacking midfielder Jack O’Connor from Connacht rivals Sligo Rovers.

The 18-year-old links up with the Tribesmen after impressing Galway manager Alan Murphy with the Connacht schools’ side earlier this year.

The Mayo native earned a call-up to the Irish school’s side off the back of an impressive showing with Murphy’s young guns – as they eventually won the interprovincial crown.

The Mayo native joined the Bit O’Red at under-17 level, where he suitably impressed at the Showgrounds – before earning a move to Éamonn Deacy Park.

The promising midfielder has committed to the Tribesmen for the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season and will also sign for the club’s under-19 team.

“Jack has been on my radar for a number of years,” Murphy told his club’s media team. “He was involved in the Connacht Schools setup and he was also capped as an Irish international schoolboy.

“He’s a really technical player that I would’ve loved to have brought in last season for the year of development, to add to the players that we fostered over the last year.

“He’s one for the future, he’ll come straight in and train with the first team squad and try to make that step up and he’ll also be included as an under-19s player. The future is bright for Jack.”