Thursday 17 January 2019

O'Malley moves out to the Garden

MAYO footballer Austin O'Malley is set to transfer his allegiances to Wicklow after securing a transfer from St Vincent's to the St Patrick's club in the Garden County.

O'Malley, who has been playing for Vincent's for the past three seasons, requested an intercounty club transfer which was signed by St Vincent's yesterday and is understood to have been in contact with Wicklow senior management about declaring for Mick O'Dwyer's team once the documents have been cleared with Leinster Council.


The Louisburgh native won an Evening Herald Dublin SFC title with UCD in 2006 and works as a teacher in St Benildus College. He was part of the St Vincent's side

O'Malley actually lined out for Mayo this year in their FBD League victory over Leitrim in late January but is set to become the second player from the county to move away after Billy Joe Padden's decision to declare for Armagh.

He is set to become O'Dwyer's latest 'foreign' recruit after Carlow native, Thomas Walsh, crossed the border to line out for Wicklow before switching back again prior to the beginning of last season.

As Laois manager, the Waterville native was in charge when Kerry native Billy Sheehan and Shane Cooke from Dublin came in while 'outsiders', Brian Murphy, Brian Lacey and Karl O'Dwyer all played under O'Dwyer during his tenure in Kildare.

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