LONGFORD TOWN prospect Josh O'Hanlon will fly out to England tomorrow to complete his move to Championship side Bournemouth after the two clubs agreed a fee for the teenager.
O'Hanlon, who joined Longford from St Kevin's Boys at the start of last season, has been on trial with a number of British clubs in recent weeks, including a spell on trial with Manchester United.
Championship teams were also keeping tabs on O'Hanlon, including Reading and Leeds, but Bournemouth have won the race to sign the forward as Longford confirmed they had reached agreement on a fee with the Cherries. O'Hanlon will travel to Bournemouth tomorrow to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical and hopes to put pen to paper on Wednesday.
MCFAUL FINNISHED WITH CHAMPIONS
MIDFIELDER Shane McFaul has left league champions St Patrick's Athletic and signed up for another stint in the Finnish league.
The 26-year-old previously had a spell in Finland with FC Haka, but he then returned to Ireland, helping Pat's win the Premier Division title last season. But now he has opted to move and will line out for FC KooTeePee next season.
MCGLYNN HOOKS UP WITH EX-BOSS
BRAY WANDERERS boss Alan Mathews has returned to his former club Shelbourne for players as ex-Reds man Jamie McGlynn has signed for Bray.
Mathews has been assembling a squad ahead of the 2014 season and, last night, he completed the signing of McGlynn, while former Bray man Graham Kelly has rejoined Wanderers after a spell with Salthill Devon. Goalkeeper Shane Redmond has also signed a new deal with the club.
FAHERTY ANGLES FOR LOCAL TALENT
GALWAY FC's latest signing Vinny Faherty believes they have enough talent to make an impression at League of Ireland level.
Formed late last year as an amalgamation of Salthill Devon and Mervue United, with an input from the remnants of Galway United, Galway FC will take part in the First Division in the coming season. And Faherty feels that, if other Galway-born players follow him to Tommy Dunne's outfit, the side can make an impact. "All you have to do is look around the country to see how many Galway lads are involved with good clubs," said Faherty.