David O’Leary joins Cobh Ramblers from Avondale United

Mon, Feb 15 2021
David O'Leary in action for Limerick back in 2012.

David O'Leary in action for Limerick back in 2012. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Former Cork City and Limerick FC midfielder David O’Leary has joined Cobh Ramblers for the 2021 League of Ireland season. 

The midfielder was most recently with Avondale United in the Munster Senior League Premier Division. At the Dale he played a key role in the side’s 2019 FAI Intermediate Cup success over Leinster Senior League kingpins Crumlin United. 

O’Leary originally played for College Corinthians academy before signing for Limerick FC. He spent four years on Shannonside, and picked up a First Division medal as Limerick were promoted to the top tier in 2012. Two years later O’Leary moved to Cork City and helped them to a runners-up spot in the Premier Division. He also played for Galway United and Shelbourne before signing for Avondale United in the Munster Senior League Premier Division. 

“I’m delighted to be here,” he told the club’s media team, “When Stuart Ashton got onto me a few weeks back, it was nice knowing that there would be football ahead. I’ve played at League of Ireland level before so it’s good to get back to it.

“I started off as a box to box midfielder but I’ve play a bit more of a deeper role now. Whatever Stu asks me to do I’m happy to do that. The club has been on the border of getting to play-offs in recent years and if I can contribute to going that one step further then it will be a good year.”

The Ramblers will kick off their First Division campaign on the 26th of March against Cork City at Turner’s Cross. 

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