30 Nov DB Sports Tours Sign Cork City’s Holohan
It can be confirmed that DB Sports Tours have signed Cork City’s Gavan Holohan. Holohan, who has previously played in England for clubs such as Hull City and Alfreton Town FC, recently moved to Cork City following a stint with Drogheda United.
Holohan (23) joined the Leesiders in November after an impressive 2014 campaign, which saw them unluckily pipped to the title by Dundalk in the final game. Holohan, who played as a central midfielder is known for his versatility, wherein he can also play as a number 10, right behind the striker as the creative hub of a side.
Holohan began his football journey in Kilkenny, starring for Evergreen Football Club, wherein he lifted the famous Kennedy Cup Shield. A move to Dublin followed where he played for Cherry Orchard, one of Ireland’s most well known boy’s football clubs.
Holohan deservedly got a move to England in 2008 to play for Hull City. He soon moved up the ranks through the youth squads to eventually make the senior squad under the tutelage of Nigel Pearson.
While playing in England Holohan’s international career prospered, playing for Ireland on a number of occasions at under-16, under-17, and under-19 level. While playing for Ireland his high point perhaps came at under-17 level when he was part of the squad which qualified for the European Championships in Turkey.
After a stint with Conference Side Alfreton Town Holohan moved to League of Ireland side Drogheda United in August 2013. The 2013/14 campaign was a hugely successful one for Holohan, finishing the campaign with 10 goals and being named the club’s player of the year for 2014. The club also ended as the FAI Cup Runners up in 2013.
Having signed for Cork City late last year Holohan spoke enthusiastically about the move: “It didn’t take much persuasion for me to come to a club like Cork City, especially after the season they have had.”
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