Michael O’Connor said the request to become captain of Ross County at the age of 21 “paid off” as he overcame his gambling addiction and quit gambling to win a move to Ross County.
He is a striker, now 22 years old. He acknowledged his activities off the pitch. according to him,: “kept me from going to Burnley” in 2017.
But last week he fulfilled his ambition of a move to a higher league by signing a two-year contract with the Dingwall club.
“I became captain at 21, I hung my head for a few months and I was brought here, I manage to quit gambling” said O’Connor.
I’ve forgotten that. The past is in the past. This is a new chapter for me. O’Connor grew up from a gambling past.
In the past, O’Connor was very fond of gambling. He has played almost all types of gambling. Starting from soccer gambling to gambling pkv semavam poker qq and so on. But now he has successfully quit gambling of any kinds.
After starting his career with local club Dundalk, with Shamrock Rovers where O’Connor started making top-flight appearances and, although his dream switch to English football failed, he found the scoring touch after moving to the Northern Irish Premier League, scoring 10 goals in 34. match for Linfield.
However, betting on horse racing has an impact. He admits that off the pitch, I am everywhere. He returned south to Waterford. Initially on loan before becoming permanent in July.
I said to the manager ‘Can I be club captain? He explained. “Because you have a responsibility – you can’t do things off the pitch that will affect the club and affect the team.
This paid off and Waterford is now five games away from Europe, which is huge for the club. I wish I could be a part of it, but you know bigger things for me.
O’Connor, who has scored three goals in his last five games for the side now third in Ireland’s top flight, is confident that he will not return to his old gambling habit.
“That’s the rest you get as a footballer, where you think about doing something. And I turn that into a positive, “said the striker, who underwent trials with Hibernian in November.
I know what benefits lowering your head can have for someone, and it gives me an opportunity that I will take with both hands.
What a humble person.
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