Conor Clifford Signs

Limerick FC are delighted to announce that Conor Clifford has penned a deal with the club this Tuesday.

Conor – a 26-year-old midfielder – was last season with Dundalk having previously spent his career in England where he started with Chelsea.

Manager Tommy Barrett said: “We are delighted to have Conor on board. He is a good signing. We have a light squad and when a player of Conor’s ability becomes available it is great to be able to have him. Hopefully he can kick-start his career again from here.

“He is a good midfielder. He is technically very good and energetic, and we believe he can chip in with some goals as well. We’re looking forward to working with him. He will come into contention straight away.”

Conor will wear squad No12.

Career: Clifford spent time in schoolboys’ football with Cherry Orchard and Crumlin United in his native Dublin before making the move to English Premier League club Chelsea, as a member of their Academy, in 2007. There, he captained the youth team as they won the FA Youth Cup in 2010.

Clifford had a number of short loan spells – at Plymouth Argyle, Notts County, Yeovil Town, Portsmouth and Crawley Town – before leaving making a permanent switch to Leicester City where he had a short stint.

He signed for Southend United in August 2013 and had two years there before, following a loan at Barnet, he went to Boreham Wood in 2015.

In January last year he signed for then SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions Dundalk and made 17 league appearances (10 starts) as they finished runners-up.

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018