Gary Hamilton has finally got his man.
The Glenavon manager, who seems to hold have faith in the talent available in the amateur pool, has tempted Stephen Donnelly to move North.
The Usher striker will has agreed to join the Irish League side and will wear the blue of Glenavon next season.
Hamilton tried to sign the talented front man this time last season, but the Dubliner elected to trade Usher for his boyhood team Bohemians.
Chances were few and far between for the liverwire attacker in the League of Ireland due to the form of top-scorer Dinny Corcoranand he wasn’t long about returning to the AUL and Premier A.
Donnelly was outstanding upon his return to the amateur ranks and helped Celtic break the dominance of Sheriff in the Junior top flight.
The 44 goal front man, who finished a soccer scholarship in the USA, not only top scored in the division, but picked up the Player of the Year award and returns to pro football in sensational form.
Donnelly isn’t the only amateur striker to have been signed by former front man Donnelly.
Greg Moorehouse moved from Crumlin to the Irish League side two Summers ago and impressed up North.
Moorehouse, who is now on the books of Sligo, came close to signing for Coventry City after scoring 16 goals for The Blues in his first and sole campaign at the club.
In terms of Premier A champions Usher they will now have two talismanic players replace as the equally influential Jordan Buckley teamed up with Shelbourne earlier this week.
The move also represents the fourth from amateur to pro football so far this Summer as Craig Walsh and Sean Harding signed for Bray Wanderers from Crumlin early last week.
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