Dundalk man Ciaran O’Connor signs for Glentoran
Dundalk man Ciaran O’Connor has signed for Danske Bank Premiership side Glentoran.
The 23-year-old was most recently with Warrenpoint Town while he also had spells at Dundalk, Finn Harps, Bohemian FC and Derry City.
Speaking after signing for Mick McDermott’s side, O’Connor said: “Firstly I’m delighted to have signed for Glentoran. This move was a no brainer in the end for me. Once they explained the plans they have for the club going forward it was a very easy decision for me in the end and I’m delighted to get the deal over the line. It is also great that I’ll be back in such a professional environment again which really excites me so I can fully focus on football again. It’s an opportunity I didn’t think I was going to get at this stage but thankfully it has happened, and I look forward to getting started.
“I really can’t wait to just start playing. January seems too far away yet it won’t be long coming in so in the meantime I’ll be getting myself fully fit for the next 4 weeks and make sure I’m ready go come January and give everything I can to move this massive club in the right direction. It’s important for a big club like Glentoran that we are challenging for trophies and it’s something I want to do also so hopefully we can do that this season. I’m really hoping for a successful time at a massive club like Glentoran and I look forward to getting started.
“Can I also give a special mention to ex Warrenpoint manager Stephen McDonnell I just want to thank him for everything he has done for me over the last 18 months on and off the field. I wouldn’t be in the great position that I’m in now if it wasn’t for Stephen.”
Ciaran will be eligible to make his debut when the transfer window opens in January.