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Cork native secures move to League One side after five years at Celtic

Fiacre Kelleher has joined Oxford United.

The Cork native spent five years at Celtic.
The Cork native spent five years at Celtic.
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IRELAND UNDERAGE INTERNATIONAL Fiacre Kelleher has moved to League One side Oxford United as he goes in search of regular first team football.

The 21-year-old defender has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, with the option of a further year, and leaves Celtic after five years with the Scottish champions.

Kelleher, who represented Ireland at U19 level, didn’t make a senior appearance for Celtic but spent last season on loan at Peterhead United where he played 25 times.

“I’m really pleased to be joining,” the Cork native said after completing his move to the Kassam Stadium.

“It’s a fantastic club and they have done really well over the last few years. At this stage in my career I want to test myself, be part of the first team and play regularly. Now I’m looking forward to joining up with the lads in pre-season.”

Oxford finished eighth in League One last term but are preparing for the departure of manager Michael Appleton who has been heavily linked with the assistant manager’s job at Leicester City.

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