What looks to be Firhouse Clovers final signing of the season may not be as high profile as their first few, but it’s certainly as intriguing.
The Tallaght club have brought in the likes of Ryan Coombes and Rory O’Connor among others earlier this summer, but have now brought in a defender from China of all places.
Right back Dylan O’Rourke is the latest through the IT Tallaght gates after appearing for Shenyang Northeastern University in China.
Amateur football boasts players who played across the water, competed in the League of Ireland and indeed have college experience in America, but O’Rourke looks set to be the first to have Chinese previous.
The defender is something of an unknown quantity, but talk coming out of Firhouse is that he has impressed in training and could make an impact on the league next season.