Promising Bohs defender is joining Shane Duffy at Brighton
Following the path taken by the likes of Daryl Horgan and Kevin Long.
While many football fans in Ireland were tracking the flight plans for Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane, Brighton were signing a promising young defender from Bohemians.
Chris Hughton's Premier League outfit have signed up 19-year-old Bohs player Warren O'Hora for an undisclosed fee.
The news was confirmed earlier today, and it was revealed O'Hora was signed up until 2020 and would initially play with Brighton's U23 side.
✍🏻 Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland under-19 international Warren O’Hora from @bfcdublin.#BHAFC 🔵⚪️
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The teenager has captained Bohs' U17 and U19 teams and has been capped for Ireland U19s too. He broke into the Airticity League side's first team last season and has impressed many of his coaches.
Brighton U23 coach Simon Rusk commented, "Warren impressed during a couple of training sessions before Christmas.
"He’s had some good experience playing in Ireland’s Premier Division last season, and he’ll certainly add to the competition we already have in central defence. We’re delighted to welcome him to the club and are keen to contribute towards his continued development as a footballer."
O'Hora, who made 11 league appearances for Bohs in 2017, is a graduate of an FAI/ETB course that he recently partook in Cabra. Other graduates include Horgan and Long.
O'Hora will be hoping to settle in with the U23s and get a few opportunities to train with the senior side before the season is out. Any time spent learning from the likes of defenders Lewis Dunk and Ireland international Shane Duffy will surely benefit him.