Paudie leaves Limerick for Leeds United

After two season’s playing in the League of Ireland with Limerick FC, defender Paudie O’Connor has joined English Championship side Leeds United on a two and a half year deal.

O’Connor 19, was an ever-present member of Limerick’s promotion winning team last season under manager Martin Russell.

He came through the ranks at the club, having also played for the club’s U-19’s. it just proves what can be achieved coming though your local League of Ireland club.

Paudie announced his move to Leeds United with a message on his Twitter account.

Here’s his message;

“Would like to thank everyone at Limerick FC for the last 3 and a half years. Been an amazing time there and always loved representing the jersey and I’m very grateful to Martin and the club for the opportunity to play senior football. Also like to thank the fans for the support they’ve given me and the lads over the years. It’s greatly appreciated. Wishing ye all the very best of luck for the season ahead.

Paudie.