Shane O’Connor signs for Ramblers

Shane-O-ConnorCobh Ramblers are delighted to announce the signing of defender Shane O’Connor from Limerick FC. O’Connor has previously had spells with Ipswich Town, Cork City and Shamrock Rovers amongst others.

Shane started his career at Cork side Rockmount where he was spotted by Liverpool scouts. A move to the English giants was completed at the age of sixteen and he featured regularly for their u18 side. In 2009 he signed an initial one year deal for Roy Keane’s Ipswich Town and made 12 appearances that year for the Tractor Boys. He remained at the club under new boss Paul Jewell until 2011 when he signed for Port Vale on loan. In February 2012 he returned to Irish football with our near neighbours Cork City. He then moved to Shamrock Rovers during the July transfer window but wasn’t kept on for the 2013 season by Trevor Croly and completed a deal with Northern Irish side Portadown. A transfer to Limerick FC came about in July 2014 where he remained until his recent move to the Rams.

Shane is a very experienced player who will bring plenty of knowledge and talent to this young Ramblers side. We hope to announce more signings in the coming days as Martin Cambridge puts his squad together.

In other news, Ramblers will face holders Douglas Hall away in the quarter-final of the Munster Senior Cup. This is a repeat of last year’s clash which Douglas won 2-0 at Moneygourney. The tie will take place the weekend of January 31st/ February 1st.

Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club is an Irish football club. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the League of Ireland in 1985, hails from Cobh, County Cork and play their home matches at St. Colman's Park. The club's colours are claret and blue.