Former Douglas underage star completes move to Preston North End

Former Douglas underage star completes move to Preston North End
Douglas Community school's Cathal Heffernan heads clear from St Francis College, Rochestown's Harry Nevin. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

TALENTED Cork teenager Harry Nevin has completed his switch to Preston North End.

It was revealed in February that the 16-year-old would move from Cork City to link up with Leesiders Alan Browne and Adam O'Reilly, as well as former star striker Seanie Maguire.

Nevin, a talented Douglas GAA player as well who starred for the Cork U14 hurlers in the 2018 Tony Forristal competition, netted on his Republic of Ireland U16 debut in January.

Nevin with his Player of the Tournament trophy following the FAI Post Primary Schools Futsal Finals in 2017. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Nevin with his Player of the Tournament trophy following the FAI Post Primary Schools Futsal Finals in 2017. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

He would have been a candidate to feature on Donal Óg Cusack's Cork minor hurling panel this year but opted to pursue his options on the soccer front. 

His athletic excellence with Leevale also has him on the radar of US colleges while he stood out as an exceptional Gaelic footballer as well. Nevin drove Douglas to a Féile crown two years ago and would have been a key man for St Francis Rochestown College in multiple sports in the coming years.

Matthew Murphy and Harry Nevin, Scoil Phadraig, with Sciath na Scol trophies. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Matthew Murphy and Harry Nevin, Scoil Phadraig, with Sciath na Scol trophies. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

He started his soccer career with Douglas Hall before signing with Cork City.

One of the Preston owners, Trevor Hemmings, has been in negotiations since the start of the year to purchase Cork City from fan-ownership under Foras.

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