Cork's Eoghan O'Connell will captain Rochdale in League One this season

Cork's Eoghan O'Connell will captain Rochdale in League One this season
Republic of Ireland's Eoghan O'Connell with Aljaz Krefi of Slovenia. Picture: INPHO/Donall Farmer

CORK soccer player Eoghan O'Connell will captain Rochdale next season.

The 25-year started his career with College Corinthians and Avondale United before he was recruited by Celtic. 

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Picture: Getty Images

He had loan spells with Oldham, Cork City and Walsall, before a permanent move to Bury and more recently Rochdale. 

The classy centre-back is delighted to have been given the key role by another Leesider, Brian Barry-Murphy.

Former Cork City midfielders Jimmy Keohane and Stephen Dooley were in good form for the League One outfit last season, while ex-Ireland international Paul McShane is another familiar face in the squad.

Eoghan's brother Andy is currently impressing for St Michael's in the Cork Senior A Football Championship and is also a fine soccer player. 

Brian's father, the iconic JBM, is still involved in his beloved Barrs, as a selector alongside Brian Hurley with the minor hurlers.

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