Ciarán O'Donnell Signs

Ciarán O'Donnell Signs widnesvikings.co.uk

3rd November 2017

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce the signing of eleven young players into the Club’s Academy. With ten of these talented young players graduating from the Vikings’ Scholarship programme, this is the latest success for the Club’s youth system, which is rated as Outstanding by the RFL. 

The Vikings Media Team are taking a closer look at each player, and today it is the turn of Ciarán O'Donnell.  

Age: 16
Position: Hooker
Community Club(s): Halton Farnworth Hornets
School: Wade Deacon

Ryan O’Brien, Youth Performance Manager at Widnes Vikings, said: “Ciarán has been a part of the Club from the age of 10, firstly with the Development Squad and then our Scholarship programme.

During this time, he suffered a number of serious injuries that kept him out of action for extended periods. However, he has demonstrated an unshakeable resilience throughout the tough times and always impressed when presented with the opportunity.

"I know that the lessons Ciarán has learnt from overcoming his setbacks will serve him well as he embarks on his next chapter in the Academy."

Take a look at Ciarán’s highlights from 2017 above. 

 

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Ciarán O'Donnell Signs widnesvikings.co.uk