Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Wally Downes’ first signing for the Dons, in January 2019, winger Connolly starred for his hometown club Bohemians after being spotted playing for local team Johnstown.
In 2014, after spells with Home Farm and Shelbourne, he joined Ipswich Town, returning to Ireland two years later. Impressive displays for Bray Wanderers attracted the interest of Dundalk, who signed him in summer 2017. With Dundalk he won the SSE Airtricity League title and the FAI Cup and made 51 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals including the winner away to Levadia Tallinn in the UEFA Europa League. He was capped by Ireland at U17 and U21 levels.