One of the AUL and indeed amateur football’s most exciting attacking talents has earned himself a LOI contract.
Jordan Buckley has traded amateur football and Usher Celtic for the League of Ireland and Shelbourne.
Buckley was inspirational for Usher this season as they broke Sheriff’s Premier A dominance and won the AUL top flight title.
Indeed, the player, who is fond of an eye catching strike, has an eye for a pass and certainly isn’t afraid to take a player on, was so effective the LOI Division 1 side have decided to bring him to the Dublin club.
The details of the contract have yet to be announced, but Buckley will at the very least be at the club for the remainder of the season.
Buckley’s equally impressive attack partner Stephen Donnelly signed for Bohemians this time last year, but returned to Celtic and top scored in the AUL as Usher stopped Sheriff making it seven in a row.
The attacker comes the third amateur player this week to move to the pro ranks. Buckley follows Craig Walsh and Sean Harding into ‘The Greatest League in the World’.
The pair signed for Bray Wanders from Crumlin midweek and both started alongside former Sheriff YC wide man Kevin Lynch against Waterford on Friday.
Buckley, who scored five goals against Kilmore in one May game, has LOI previous having played six times for Cabinteely before leaving the club in May 20015. The attacker now returns to the First Division and could play alongside former Darndale and Kilbarrack attacker James English up front.