Michael O'Connor


Player Profile

Age: 22 years, 7 months

Place of Birth:

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Forward


Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Dec 2020 Present Shelbourne
Sep 2020 Dec 2020 Ross County
Jul 2020 Sep 2020 Waterford
Jan 2020 Jun 2020 Waterford  (Loan)
Jul 2019 Oct 2019 Waterford  (Loan)
Jul 2018 Present Linfield
Feb 2018 Jul 2018 Finn Harps  (Loan)
Jan 2017 Jul 2018 Shamrock Rovers U19
Jan 2017 Jul 2018 Shamrock Rovers
Sep 2014 Nov 2016 Dundalk


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Feb 2019 Republic of Ireland U21

Michael spent some time with Bristol City before returning home to join Dundalk's U19 side in September 2014. He was included in Stephen Kenny's senior side for their 2015 pre-season preparations and later signed a professional deal with the club for the 2015 season. He made his senior debut in an EA Cup tie against Shelbourne on 7 April 2015 and was an unused substitute in the 2015 EA Cup final against Galway United, which the Tribesmen won on penalties. He also played in the 2015 Leinster Senior Cup final when Dundalk beat Shamrock Rovers 3-1.

Michael's league debut came the following season against Bohemians at Dalymount Park on 29 April 2016 and he scored his first league goal in a 5-2 defeat away to St Patrick's Athletic in the second last game of the season. He made 3 league appearances that year and score a total of four goals, three of which came in cup competitions. Michael also appeared in Dundalk's Champions League qualifier against Legia Warsaw.

In January 2017 Michael left Dundalk to sign for Stephen Bradley at Shamrock Rovers.

In January 2018, Michael moved on loan to Finn Harps from Shamrock Rovers.

In January 2020, Michael went to Waterford on loan from his parent club Linfield before returning there in June with football halted on the island due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Michael then signed permanently for Waterford in July 2020. Michael then moved to Ross County in August 2020. Michael "resigned from the club" in November 2020 without having played a game.

In December 2020, Michael signed for Shelbourne ahead of the 2021 First Division season.

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