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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 5 June, 2020

Cork City announce fourth new signing in three days as they bring in young Pat's striker

Josh O’Hanlon, 22, previously had spells at Longford Town and Bournemouth.

O'Hanlon: in action for Pat's against Cork last season.
O'Hanlon: in action for Pat's against Cork last season.
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CHAMPIONS CORK CITY have continued their off-season recruitment spree by signing Josh O’Hanlon from St Patrick’s Athletic.

The striker, 22, follows Barry McNameeTobi Adebayo-Rowling, and Colm Horgan who all confirmed their move to the Rebels earlier this week.

“Josh has tremendous potential,” City boss John Caulfield said.

“He went to Bournemouth when he was 17, came back on loan to Longford and did really well there. He actually caused us quite a few problems in some games we played against Longford at the time.

“He then moved to St Pat’s for the 2017 season, but it probably didn’t work out as he would have hoped.

He is 22, big, strong, mobile and very quick. He is really looking forward to coming down to Cork and we are looking forward to having him. He has a lot of talent and it is up to us to see can we release that talent. It is a massive challenge for him and he knows that, but he is coming into a fantastic environment with a brilliant bunch of players, so he has everything to play for.

“There is an opportunity for him and we will be pushing him all the way, because we can see his strengths. He is looking for an opportunity and everything is here for him, so he needs to be ready and he needs to take that chance.

“I have confidence in him, I’ve met him a few times and I know he is really looking forward to it.”

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