Newly promoted Portmarnock have confirmed two more eye catching acquisitions ahead of their Senior Sunday assault.
Having brought in the likes of Ray Whelehan to add some more top flight know how to their squad, the team, who have won three promotions on the trot and impressed with cup runs in recent years, have sprinkled some star dust on what is already an attractive footballing team.
Both Conor Powell and Sam O’Connor sign and bring with them impressive resumes.
Powell has played for the likes of Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, Longford Town, Sligo Rovers and even SK Vard Haugesund.
Indeed the defender wore the captains arm band at Longford, played for Ireland Under-23’s, won two League medals and the FAI Senior Cup.
The new Portmarnock player also had a stint at Colchester United and certainly is an exciting addition for the LSL top flight never mind the Portmarnock set up.
O’Connor has also been across the water having played as a youth at Hull City before being released in 2015.
The attacker returned home and played for Athlone and Drogheda United, where he won promotion to the LOI top flight via the playoffs under former St Francis and Malahide United manager Pete Mahon.
A spell in the AUL with Baldoyle Grange United followed before moving north to sign for Aaron Callaghan at Carrick Rangers in January 2017.
O’Connor now returns to the amateur game and will line out in the LSL top flight with Portmarnock next season.