(UPDATED) AFC Bournemouth: Howe set to swoop for teenage striker O'Hanlon

Bournemouth Echo: BOSS: Eddie Howe BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES are set to complete the signing of highly-rated teenage striker Josh O’Hanlon from League of Ireland outfit Longford Town.

The 18-year-old Dubliner impressed boss Eddie Howe and his staff during a recent trial at Dean Court with the two clubs this week having agreed a fee.

O’Hanlon, who has also finalised terms on a three-and-a-half year deal, is due to arrive in Dorset on Tuesday to watch Cherries’ Championship clash with Huddersfield.

He netted seven times in 30 appearances for Longford as they finished runners-up to Athlone Town in Division One of the League of Ireland.

O’Hanlon also netted twice in a trial game for Manchester United and had been tracked by Crystal Palace, Burnley, Reading and Peterborough.

A statement on the Longford Town website read: “Longford Town FC wish to announce that they have concluded an agreement with AFC Bournemouth to transfer Josh O’Hanlon for an undisclosed fee.

“All at Longford Town FC would like to thank Josh for his time at the club and the wonderful goals he scored. We also take this opportunity to wish Josh the best of luck with his future career.”

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7:43am Sat 25 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

Scarf, check. Hat, check. CHERRIES fleece, check. Flask, check.

Tickets CHECK CHECK CHECK

Here we go.

UTCIAD
Scarf, check. Hat, check. CHERRIES fleece, check. Flask, check. Tickets CHECK CHECK CHECK Here we go. UTCIAD afcbtintin

7:45am Sat 25 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

Hat, check. Scarf, check. CHERRIES fleece, check. Flask, check.

Tickets, CHECK CHECK CHECK.

Here we go

UTCIAD
Hat, check. Scarf, check. CHERRIES fleece, check. Flask, check. Tickets, CHECK CHECK CHECK. Here we go UTCIAD afcbtintin

7:46am Sat 25 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

Don't know that got here twice - sorry
Don't know that got here twice - sorry afcbtintin

7:50am Sat 25 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Who?
Who? Mike Oxbig

8:00am Sat 25 Jan 14

merrycherry says...

Longford boss Tony Cousins says "He is six-foot-one, he has pace and strength and is very good on the ball. He has the attributes that a lot of clubs are looking for."
Longford boss Tony Cousins says "He is six-foot-one, he has pace and strength and is very good on the ball. He has the attributes that a lot of clubs are looking for." merrycherry

8:08am Sat 25 Jan 14

Oakdale12 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Who?
LONGFORD TOWN youngster Josh O'Hanlon is being targeted by a number of cross-channel clubs including Manchester United, who were impressed when the teenager scored two goals in a trial game.
His form for Longford caught the attention of British clubs and once the season ended, offers came in to take the 18-year-old on trial. He impressed at League One side Peterborough United and then spent time at Manchester United, while in the coming days O'Hanlon will head off for trials with Premier League side Crystal Palace and Championship high-fliers Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Who?[/p][/quote]LONGFORD TOWN youngster Josh O'Hanlon is being targeted by a number of cross-channel clubs including Manchester United, who were impressed when the teenager scored two goals in a trial game. His form for Longford caught the attention of British clubs and once the season ended, offers came in to take the 18-year-old on trial. He impressed at League One side Peterborough United and then spent time at Manchester United, while in the coming days O'Hanlon will head off for trials with Premier League side Crystal Palace and Championship high-fliers Burnley. Oakdale12

8:16am Sat 25 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Oakdale12 wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Who?
LONGFORD TOWN youngster Josh O'Hanlon is being targeted by a number of cross-channel clubs including Manchester United, who were impressed when the teenager scored two goals in a trial game.
His form for Longford caught the attention of British clubs and once the season ended, offers came in to take the 18-year-old on trial. He impressed at League One side Peterborough United and then spent time at Manchester United, while in the coming days O'Hanlon will head off for trials with Premier League side Crystal Palace and Championship high-fliers Burnley.
Hmmm. I wonder if his agent wrote that....
[quote][p][bold]Oakdale12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Who?[/p][/quote]LONGFORD TOWN youngster Josh O'Hanlon is being targeted by a number of cross-channel clubs including Manchester United, who were impressed when the teenager scored two goals in a trial game. His form for Longford caught the attention of British clubs and once the season ended, offers came in to take the 18-year-old on trial. He impressed at League One side Peterborough United and then spent time at Manchester United, while in the coming days O'Hanlon will head off for trials with Premier League side Crystal Palace and Championship high-fliers Burnley.[/p][/quote]Hmmm. I wonder if his agent wrote that.... Mike Oxbig

8:16am Sat 25 Jan 14

wintonCheryl says...

It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC
It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC wintonCheryl

8:32am Sat 25 Jan 14

North stand badger says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC
even the Ox cant argue with that
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC[/p][/quote]even the Ox cant argue with that North stand badger

8:54am Sat 25 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?
How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .? Nat1234

9:44am Sat 25 Jan 14

Oakdale12 says...

North stand badger wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote:
It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC
even the Ox cant argue with that
He will try !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
3 hours to go.
[quote][p][bold]North stand badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC[/p][/quote]even the Ox cant argue with that[/p][/quote]He will try !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! 3 hours to go. Oakdale12

9:47am Sat 25 Jan 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

Nat1234 wrote:
How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?
. . Its difficult to go from non league to the Championship. . He will be one for the future. . . . WE need a tall striker now. . . . . . . . . . Good luck to the Cherries today. . . . . . . . . . . . THE NATION WILL BE WATCHING
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?[/p][/quote]. . Its difficult to go from non league to the Championship. . He will be one for the future. . . . WE need a tall striker now. . . . . . . . . . Good luck to the Cherries today. . . . . . . . . . . . THE NATION WILL BE WATCHING RED LETTER DAY

9:57am Sat 25 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?
. . Its difficult to go from non league to the Championship. . He will be one for the future. . . . WE need a tall striker now. . . . . . . . . . Good luck to the Cherries today. . . . . . . . . . . . THE NATION WILL BE WATCHING
Agree , let's just hope he's another Charlie Austin . One more cup of coffee then I'm off .... UP THE CHERRIES . stuff Liverpool today , one team I can honestly say I reall do not like is LIVERPOOL . Let's just hope RANTIE can shut me up and get some goals and PITTMAN ,,
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?[/p][/quote]. . Its difficult to go from non league to the Championship. . He will be one for the future. . . . WE need a tall striker now. . . . . . . . . . Good luck to the Cherries today. . . . . . . . . . . . THE NATION WILL BE WATCHING[/p][/quote]Agree , let's just hope he's another Charlie Austin . One more cup of coffee then I'm off .... UP THE CHERRIES . stuff Liverpool today , one team I can honestly say I reall do not like is LIVERPOOL . Let's just hope RANTIE can shut me up and get some goals and PITTMAN ,, Nat1234

9:59am Sat 25 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

A typical Eddie Howe signing, a young player of talent, who can be developed and improved. The team buiding continues.
A typical Eddie Howe signing, a young player of talent, who can be developed and improved. The team buiding continues. Square Old Codger

10:01am Sat 25 Jan 14

devon fan says...

Nat1234 wrote:
How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?
I would imagine he is another one for the future, which does worry me a little the non-league scene is littered at this moment with promising AFCB players who are considered for the future, it would appear we have Stephen Purches as our development squad manager, the only problem appears to be he is a manager without a squad, and very few matches being played, I wish the club would make it clear what their policy is regarding this squad
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: How much was paid , will he go straight in the side , or is he one for the future .?[/p][/quote]I would imagine he is another one for the future, which does worry me a little the non-league scene is littered at this moment with promising AFCB players who are considered for the future, it would appear we have Stephen Purches as our development squad manager, the only problem appears to be he is a manager without a squad, and very few matches being played, I wish the club would make it clear what their policy is regarding this squad devon fan

10:01am Sat 25 Jan 14

threesidedrectangle says...

"Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube.

Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.
"Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube. Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score. threesidedrectangle

10:09am Sat 25 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
A typical Eddie Howe signing, a young player of talent, who can be developed and improved. The team buiding continues.
Totally agree with this post, let's not forget eH has a very keen interest in the youth set up as this is the future
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: A typical Eddie Howe signing, a young player of talent, who can be developed and improved. The team buiding continues.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this post, let's not forget eH has a very keen interest in the youth set up as this is the future cheeriedriteup

10:27am Sat 25 Jan 14

miltonarcher says...

threesidedrectangle wrote:
"Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube.

Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.
7 goals in 30 starts in a rubbish league???
[quote][p][bold]threesidedrectangle[/bold] wrote: "Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube. Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.[/p][/quote]7 goals in 30 starts in a rubbish league??? miltonarcher

10:28am Sat 25 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Who?
Could we all club together PLEASE and buy Oxbag a season thicket to watch ANOTHER TEAM - PREFERABLY IN AFGHANISTAN ?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Who?[/p][/quote]Could we all club together PLEASE and buy Oxbag a season thicket to watch ANOTHER TEAM - PREFERABLY IN AFGHANISTAN ? boyerboy

10:30am Sat 25 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

threesidedrectangle wrote:
"Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube.

Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.
I saw that as well but let's not get carried away the standard of goal keeping wasn't the best, he hasn't got any more than we have bit already but could well be a raw talent waiting to be managed
[quote][p][bold]threesidedrectangle[/bold] wrote: "Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube. Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.[/p][/quote]I saw that as well but let's not get carried away the standard of goal keeping wasn't the best, he hasn't got any more than we have bit already but could well be a raw talent waiting to be managed cheeriedriteup

10:31am Sat 25 Jan 14

WHYNOT says...

what are we going to do with all these strikers, howe only ever plays one up front even at home (apart from burton when we scored four)
what are we going to do with all these strikers, howe only ever plays one up front even at home (apart from burton when we scored four) WHYNOT

10:36am Sat 25 Jan 14

lockandload says...

I believe Eddie excels in this area. Picking young players with talent and a great future.
He will be one for the future but what about now? And don't even mention Rantie
I believe Eddie excels in this area. Picking young players with talent and a great future. He will be one for the future but what about now? And don't even mention Rantie lockandload

10:54am Sat 25 Jan 14

Afcbives says...

We sign who we want when we want utc
We sign who we want when we want utc Afcbives

11:02am Sat 25 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

threesidedrectangle wrote:
"Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube.

Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.
Time to go UTCs
[quote][p][bold]threesidedrectangle[/bold] wrote: "Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube. Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.[/p][/quote]Time to go UTCs cheeriedriteup

12:29pm Sat 25 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

miltonarcher wrote:
threesidedrectangle wrote:
"Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube.

Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.
7 goals in 30 starts in a rubbish league???
Do one Arser, you've got a Yeovil upset to worry about!

Up the Glovers but most o all -
UIP THE MIGHTY CHERRIES!!!

PS Nice work on this signing Eddie.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]threesidedrectangle[/bold] wrote: "Josh O Hanlon - Longford Town FC Rising Star" - Youtube. Looks promising to me. Rantie but taller and able to score.[/p][/quote]7 goals in 30 starts in a rubbish league???[/p][/quote]Do one Arser, you've got a Yeovil upset to worry about! Up the Glovers but most o all - UIP THE MIGHTY CHERRIES!!! PS Nice work on this signing Eddie. TedMacsCherryPants

3:41pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

Sounds a decent signing and will look forward to seeing what the lad can do. Feeling an overwhelming sense of pride in our club at the moment. Came across very well on live tv and played some superb stuff . Always great to get a bit of good national publicity.. Very very proud of our manager and team. Up the cherries!
Sounds a decent signing and will look forward to seeing what the lad can do. Feeling an overwhelming sense of pride in our club at the moment. Came across very well on live tv and played some superb stuff . Always great to get a bit of good national publicity.. Very very proud of our manager and team. Up the cherries! Richard 1976

6:48pm Sat 25 Jan 14

matt68 says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC
O’Hanlon also netted twice in a trial game for Manchester United actions speak louder than words
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: It's gonna be a great day.the suns even out!! Can't wait to get down to DC later.UTC[/p][/quote]O’Hanlon also netted twice in a trial game for Manchester United actions speak louder than words matt68

10:52am Sun 26 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

Yes but is he related to Shark O Hanlon If he is lets give him his own column in the Echo ,could be a great signing Eddie
Yes but is he related to Shark O Hanlon If he is lets give him his own column in the Echo ,could be a great signing Eddie bobsworthforever

5:25pm Sun 26 Jan 14

jquain says...

It's a bit of a concern that he has only scored 7 goals in 30 appearances. If we are to go to the lower leagues shouldn't we be trying to find someone that is knocking in nearer 30 goals in 30 appearances.
It's a bit of a concern that he has only scored 7 goals in 30 appearances. If we are to go to the lower leagues shouldn't we be trying to find someone that is knocking in nearer 30 goals in 30 appearances. jquain

5:59pm Sun 26 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Whilst it is good to see tha Eddie is addressng our striker problem. I do not believe however, that O'Hanlon is going to help us in the - here and now!! He is used to playing at a lower standard than the Championship.
.
We need someone who will start scoring immediatly and not having to wait for him to adjust, we simply don't have that time.

Let's hope O'Hanlon hits the ground running !!!
Whilst it is good to see tha Eddie is addressng our striker problem. I do not believe however, that O'Hanlon is going to help us in the - here and now!! He is used to playing at a lower standard than the Championship. . We need someone who will start scoring immediatly and not having to wait for him to adjust, we simply don't have that time. Let's hope O'Hanlon hits the ground running !!! smhinto

9:39pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Cherryfan says...

So if he impressed Man Utd when he scored two in a trial game why didn't they take him on?
So if he impressed Man Utd when he scored two in a trial game why didn't they take him on? Cherryfan

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