Cork City FC sign of Kevin O’Connor

24 April 2015
By Bryan Smyth

The Wexford native joins the club having previously played for Waterford United, making 22 first team appearances for them in each of the last two seasons.

The left back told that he is looking forward to the challenge of trying to nail down a place in the team: “There’s a great team and a great bunch of lads here. It will be tough to break into the team, but I will put my head down and work hard and hopefully I can get somewhere. My first target is to try and break into the squad; if I can do that, I can try to get into the starting eleven, and if I do that, then try to hold down a position and push on from there.”

“It’s a great opportunity for me; it is a big club. The move from the First Division to the Premier Division is a big step, but I am looking forward to the challenge. The club is pushing for the league as well, so that is a bonus and hopefully we can go one better than last year!”

City boss John Caulfield said he believes that the 19 year old will be a big asset to his squad, saying: “I’m delighted to have Kevin on board. He’s a smashing lad; strong, quick, left-footed and gives us huge options on the left side. When you look at the balance of our team, we only have Billy and Ross who are predominantly left-sided, so Kevin offers us more.”

“He’s a young boy, still learning the game, but he has played two seasons with Waterford in the First Division and has a lot of games under his belt. He’s been in training with us for a couple of weeks; he has done really well and I think the fans will be excited when they see him in action.”

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