Ladies and Gentlemen, the big signing that the club have clearly been dying to tell us about for the past 48 hours has now been released on COWS. 32 year old Sean O’Hanlon has signed for Stockport following his departure from Carlisle. Only last season O’Hanlon was captaining the league 2 side and his presence at the back for County will be much needed in the coming season.
O’Hanlon, who is originally from Merseyside,was at Carlisle for 2 seasons, playing 64 times and scoring in 6 of these games. Proving he was a steadfast in the Carlisle defence and not a stranger to a goal or two. It speaks volumes that Sean has been given the captaincy months before pre season has even started.
Fans should rightly be pleased with this signing and for those of you wondering about his height, you needn’t worry as he’s above the 6ft requirement that Neil Young seems to have set as a criteria for joining our club (6ft 2). And whilst at the age of 32, some may feel that he’s in the process of winding down his career, this is probably outweighed by the fact that O’Hanlon has been an established football league and Scottish premiership player for the past 10 years. Keep these signings coming Young!