Aaron O'Driscoll: 'As soon as I met with Damien and with the staff he’s brought in, I knew I wanted to come to Shels'

Wed, Jan 12 2022

Aaron O'Driscoll in action for Longford Town during the 2021 season. Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Shelbourne have announced the signing of Aaron O’Driscoll from English League Two side Mansfield Town.

The 22 year old spent the 2021 season on loan at Longford Town where he picked up the club’s Player of the Year award as the side were relegated from the Premier Division.

“I’m delighted to finally get this over the line.,” O’Driscoll said, speaking to the club’s website.

“As soon as I met with Damien and with the staff he’s brought in, I knew I wanted to come to Shels. I can’t wait for the season to start and to play in front of the fans at Tolka Park.”

The defender played his youth football with Cherry Orchard before signing for Manchester City’s academy in 2014.

He signed for Southampton two year later before joining Mansfield Town in 2020 where he would make three League Two appearances before retuning to Ireland for his loan spell with De Town.

“We are very happy that Aaron has chosen us over a host of other clubs,” manager Damien Duff told the club’s media team.

“He is coming off the back of a great season where he has gained many admirers. He fits the profile perfectly that we want in a Shelbourne centre back. He loves defending and is also a very technical footballer.”

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