O'Hanlon signs on for second season at Manchester Thunder

Michael Scott

BESSBROOK'S Caroline O’Hanlon has signed a contract at Manchester Thunder for a second season.

The Northern Ireland captain will stay in the Black and Yellow dress for the 2019 campaign.

Centre O’Hanlon, 34, was the real engine room of Thunder’s centre court last season and was a key player in seeing the club reach the play-offs.

O’Hanlon told the team's website: “I’m really delighted to sign for Thunder again this season.

“Last season didn’t quite last as long as we would have liked, so I’m hoping we can go all the way this year and I can’t wait to get going.

“Hopefully see you all at Belle Vue.”

She is the third signing to be announced by Thunder, following the return of Laura Malcolm and Ellie Cardwell from Severn Stars.

Manchester Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas said: “Having someone with Caroline’s experience back on board for the 2019 season is very important.

“She trains hard and is a key member of the team and her desire to win the Superleague in the Black and Yellow dress is great to see.”

O'Hanlon, of course, is one of Armagh's greatest lady footballers and her attentions, for now, will be on Carrickcruppen's Buttercrane Senior Championship final against Lurgan's Clann Eireann.

The final takes place this Sunday at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh with throw-in at 4pm - for a full preview read this week's Newry Democrat, on sale now.

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