Macclesfield Town are pleased to welcome highly rated 22 year old central defender Fiacre Kelleher to the Moss Rose, after the former Republic of Ireland under 19 international agreed to join the club on a season long loan deal from Oxford United.
Kelleher started his career at Irish side Avondale, before he was snapped up by Scottish giants Celtic in the summer of 2012.
Two years later, he made his debut for his country as he starred in the Ireland’s Under 19 victory over the Netherlands.
Such was Fiacre’s growing reputation, he would go on to wear the famous emerald green shirt nine times – scoring once against Sweden in August 2014.
After winning the Scottish Youth Cup, a loan move to Peterhead ensued and it was here that the youngster was able to experience first team football for the first time.
Despite some phenomenal performances at the Balmoor Stadium, Fiacre would leave the Scottish game in June 2017 - as he made the move south of the border to Oxford United.
Two months later, he would sign on loan for National League side Solihull Moors and it was here that he would link up with Mark Yates for the first time.
Fiacre helped The Moors secure their fifth tier status last season, with a string of impressive performances which were characterised by defiance and conviction.
In total Fiacre made 38 appearances for Solihull, weighing in with two priceless goals.
The 22 year old describes himself as a fairly vociferous player, who has a great aerial presence and is commanding within the back line.
Everybody at Macclesfield Town would like to welcome Fiacre to the club and we wish him every success during his time with us.
We will be speaking to Fiacre about his move to the Moss Rose on Monday when the squad return for pre-season training – so keep checking back!