Premier League Leicester City sign defender Darragh O'Connor from Wexford

Fri, Aug 30 2019

O'Connor impressed on trial with the Foxes during the summer. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Wexford have announced that defender Darragh O’Connor has completed a move to English Premier League side Leicester City.

The 20-year-old joined the First Division club at the beginning of the season from Shamrock Rovers and has gone on to make 20 appearances in total for Brian O’Sullivan’s side.

Clonroche native O’Connor went on trial with the Foxes’ under-23 side over the summer and impressed enough to earn a deal with the club’s academy side.

"Full credit goes to Sully (O'Sullivan) and Breener (assistant manager David Breen) for signing me as a young 19-year-old at the start of the season,” O’Connor told Wexford’s official website.

“The training sessions here have been top notch. Thanks to the boys on the pitch too, training week in week out, pushing each other.

“And to the club itself, we're probably one of the only few teams in the country that have its own training facilities and clubhouse.

“It's a massive plus for us to have here and fantastic for a county like Wexford. It's been really good here and I'll always credit Wexford FC for it."

O’Sullivan added: "I really wish him well, he was a player who got better every week, his commitment and behaviour was always first class and it's a great opportunity for him"