Ballinamallard United sign ex-Republic of Ireland youth defender Ryan O'Reilly

Ryan O'Reilly in action for Stoke City's Under-21s in 2013
Ryan O'Reily has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level

Ballinamallard United have signed former Republic of Ireland youth international defender Ryan O'Reilly.

The 22-year-old spent four years at Stoke City, which included captaining the club's under-18 team, before moving to Wrexham on loan.

O'Reilly has now elected to return home to Ireland and continue his studies at IT Sligo.

The defender has been training with Gavin Dykes' Ballinamallard squad for a number of weeks.

O'Reilly could make his debut against Ards on Saturday, subject to international clearance.

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