Saturday 23 September 2017

St Pat's add former Liverpool prospect to their squad ahead of 2017 season

13 July 2015; Alex O'Hanlon, Liverpool XI, in action against Jack Watson, UCD. Friendly, UCD v Liverpool XI, Belfield Bowl, UCD, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
13 July 2015; Alex O'Hanlon, Liverpool XI, in action against Jack Watson, UCD. Friendly, UCD v Liverpool XI, Belfield Bowl, UCD, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Aidan Fitzmaurice

Aidan Fitzmaurice

St Patrick’s Athletic have added former Liverpool prospect Alex O’Hanlon to their squad as yet another new signing ahead of the 2017 season.

The Saints had been slow to act in the transfer market with only two new additions until now, but manager Liam Buckley has added to his panel by bringing in O’Hanlon, along with keeper Barry Murphy (Shamrock Rovers) and striker Kurtis Byrne (Bohemians) - Murphy back for a second spell at Richmond Park.

"I'm delighted to add the three lads to our squad as we continue our preparations for the new season,” Buckley told stpatsfc.com.

"We've retained a large amount of our squad from last season and coupled with our new signings and talented players from our underage sides, we're looking forward to the year ahead.

“Barry will be a great signing for the club. We know Barry well from his time with us previously and it's great to have him back. He's a terrific keeper and will be a great addition to our group.

"Kurtis Byrne is technically one of the best players in the league so to add him to our squad is a huge plus. He is another player our supporters will know well as he has a reputation of scoring some superb goals over the past few seasons and we hope that he can continue that trend with us.

"Finally Alex is a hugely talented player and I'm delighted to welcome him to the club. Alex has an excellent left foot and will be a signing that our supporters can look forward to seeing in the colours of St Pat's. He has experience from being involved in the Liverpool set-up for five years and has played at underage level for Ireland so we're looking forward to see him feature throughout the 2017 season."

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