Source: Nick Potts

Corkman Eoghan O'Connell leaves Celtic after six years and signs for League One side Bury

The 21-year-old had been on loan at Walsall for the second half of last season.
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EOGHAN O’CONNELL has signed a three-year deal with League One side Bury, bringing an end to his time with Glasgow Celtic.

The 21-year-old Cork native spent the last six years with the Scottish giants and made 13 appearances in all competitions for the senior side.

He made his debut in a league clash with Ross County in 2014 and when a loan deal to Oldham lasted only two games because of injury, he had a short-term stint with Cork City last year.

He seemed to catch the eye of new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who afforded him several starts during pre-season and in the early part of the 2016/2017 season.

But as Rodgers began to tinker with his preferred starting lineup, O’Connell found minutes hard to come by. There was a substitute appearance in the 7-0 hammering suffered at the Camp Nou against Barcelona before he was sent on loan to Walsall in January.

 

They were front-runners to make the deal permanent this summer but O’Connell has elected to move to their League One rivals instead.

O’Connell’s older brother Andy is also a footballer and was last with Scottish Championship side Ayr United but parted ways with them in January.

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