- Thursday January 20th, 2022 @ 13:00
O'Reilly Joins On Loan
We are very happy to confirm the loan signing of Adam O'Reilly from Preston North End.
The Cork man made his professional debut for Preston in December 2018 at the age of 17 and has also had loan spells at Hyde United, Stalybridge Celtic, Bamber Bridge and most recently in the League of Ireland with Waterford.
O'Reilly (20) is an Ireland underage international and trained with his new St Pat's teammates on Thursday morning, he could make his first appearance for the club in tomorrow's opening pre-season game against Bohemians.
The midfielder can't wait to get going:
"I'm delighted to have joined such a massive club. I've got some experience in the league already (with Waterford) and played against St Pat's. The team did so well last year, winning the cup and finishing second in the league, so I'm really excited to be here.
I think my spell at Waterford had something to do with my loan to St Pat's, I feel I did my best there and St Pat's got in touch with Preston and I couldn't really say no to the offer. I'm a box to box midfielder, I'll be hoping to add some goals and do my best to benefit to the team and the club."
Manager Tim Clancy has been telling us more about his latest signing:
"Adam really impressed at Waterford in his loan spell last season and he is a player who I've been monitoring for quite a while. He'll add a lot to our midfield options and myself and the coaching staff are looking forward to welcoming Adam to the group and working with him. He's exactly the type of player we want at the club."
You can see his first photo's as a Super Saint via the Inpho Sports website, his full interview is available on our Youtube channel.