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Rory Donnelly

BornFebruary 18, 1992

Ruaridhri "Rory" Donnelly is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for Premier League club Swansea City as a striker. Donnelly made his Cliftonville debut on 7 September 2010. He went on to make 33 league and cup appearances in the 2010-11 season, scoring 7 league goals. The 2011-12 season started well for Donnelly. In October 2011 he scored a hat-trick in a 6-2 win over Linfield in the County Antrim Shield. In November 2011 he scored four goals in a league match against Ballymena United in a 7-3 win to catch the eye of an unnamed Championship club. He scored 13 goals in his first 18 league games of the 2011-12 season to attract interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. Donnelly made his final appearance for Cliftonville on 17 December 2011, in a 2-1 home defeat against Coleraine. He had scored a total of 22 goals in 54 league and cup appearances. In December 2011, Swansea City offered £100,000 for Donnelly, before Everton bid considerably more. He made his dEbut for Swansea in a League Cup fixture against Crawley Town on 25 September 2012
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