Season can’t come soon enough for O’Carroll

Hull FC new boy Eamon O’Carroll says he is settling in well at the Humberside club and is looking forward to the new season.

O’Carroll, 24, signed a three-year contract with Hull in September after opting to leave Wigan Warriors, where he began his career some six years ago. 

He told the club’s official website: “It can be tough coming to a new club but rugby lads are rugby lads and you soon get up to speed.” 

O’Carroll suffered a career threatening sternum injury whilst playing for Warriors and was sidelined for 15 months but says he is putting the injury behind him. 

His debut for the Black and Whites could come against local rivals Hull KR in a pre-season friendly scheduled for Sunday January 22. 

The former Irish international is relishing the challenge adding: “The derby match is something I’m really looking forward to. I’ve experienced derbies between Wigan and St Helens before, but all the lads have been telling me about just how big a Hull derby is.”

“For that to hopefully be my debut for Hull will be very special, particularly playing in front of our fans at the KC.”

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