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Name
Joe O'Neill
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Midfielder
Sponsor (Home)
Chris Barratt
Sponsor (Away)
Chris Barratt
Joined
10/11/2023
Diamonds Debut
11/11/2023
Current Club
Diamonds
Previous Club(s)
Barwell, Chasetown, Evesham United, Quorn, Romulus, Rugby Town, Sutton Coldfield Town
Leagues & Cups
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division, Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
Age
0

10/11/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are pleased to announce the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Joe O’Neill from fellow Northern Premier League Division One Midlands side Sutton Coldfield Town. Joe began playing senior football with Evesham United, before multiple spells at Barwell, Rugby Town, Quorn, Chasetown and latterly, Sutton Coldfield Town. During the early part of the 2023/24 season, Joe has also appeared for Midland Football League Premier Division side Romulus on a dual-registration basis.

Joe has been training with the Diamonds this past week and Manager Michael Harriman was pleased to bolster numbers in an area of the pitch that he’d been looking to strengthen: “I don’t think it’s been any secret that both ourselves and Chris before us have been looking for another option in the midfield for a while. I’m pleased to bring Joe to the Club, he’s a good technical player, he’s dynamic and can fit into a number of roles and formations depending on how we choose to play. He’s 23 but both Tom and I believe he’s got the potential to get better and better and hopefully he can realise that potential with us over the coming weeks and months.”

Joe is available for selection for this weekend’s tie in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division against Anstey Nomads.

21/06/24: We are really pleased to confirm that Joe O’Neill will be back with us again in 2024/25. One of Michael Harriman’s first signings, Joe hit the ground running, picking up the Player of the Month award in December 2023. He remained one of the first names on the team-sheet between November-April and starred in the Hillier Senior Cup Final win against Kettering Town at Sixfields.

Joe had this to say: “Having spoken to the gaffer over the summer, it was always going to be a no-brainer for me to stay at the Club. Over the last 6 months we’ve built a tight-knit group and the way we finished last season with our league form and cup success will hopefully give us a good platform to build on this year.”

Northern Premier League - Midlands Division

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2023/24Diamonds040261737620
Total-040261737620

Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup

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Total-000220102

Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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2023/24040281938622
Total040281938622

Result

(Hillier Senior Cup Final - Diamonds win 4-2 on penalties)
0 - 0
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2023/24
Sixfields Stadium

Kettering Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 952
Man of the Match: Tarik Dallas
Captain: Ryan Inman
(38)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
John Sylvester Stadium

Walsall Wood v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 487
Captain: Ryan Inman
(37)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Shepshed Dynamo

Match Sponsor: Chiltern Oak Furniture Store
Attendance: 883
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(36)
2 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground

Boldmere St Michaels v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 253
Man of the Match: Jacob Scott
Captain: Ryan Inman
(35)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Anstey Nomads

Attendance: 445
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Mind)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(Semi-Final (re-arranged) - Diamonds win 3-2 on penalties)
2 - 2
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2023/24
Dog & Duck Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Peterborough United U21

(34)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Harborough Town Community Football Ground

Harborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 546
Man of the Match: Tarik Dallas
Captain: Ryan Inman
(33)
1 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Loughborough Dynamo

Match Sponsor: Off the Streets NN CIC
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 397
Man of the Match: Luis Pinto-Leite (chosen by Off the Streets)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(29 (re-arranged))
4 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge City

Match Sponsor: Seventy9 Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Attendance: 269
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(32)
7 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Farley Way Stadium

Quorn v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 312
Captain: Ryan Inman
(31)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Lye Town

Match Sponsor: Seventy9 Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Attendance: 339
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman (chosen by Emmanuel Coën and friends, Romaric & Olivier)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(17 (re-arranged))
0 - 5
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Quorn

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 275
Captain: Ryan Inman
(30)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Pack Meadow

Coleshill Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 247
Man of the Match: Reuben Wyatt
Captain: Ryan Inman
(28)
3 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Leicester Road Stadium

Hinckley LRFC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 252
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(27)
0 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coventry Sphinx

Match Sponsor: Fuelsell
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 455
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Ryan Inman
(13 (re-arranged))
3 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boldmere St Michaels

Match Sponsor: Fuelsell
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 255
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Tim Sams)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(26)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sutton Coldfield Town

Attendance: 323
Man of the Match: Ethan Johnston
Captain: Ryan Inman
(25)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Butlin Road

Rugby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 459
Captain: Ryan Inman
(24)
2 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Oval

Bedworth United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 251
(23)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Gresley Rovers

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Matchball Sponsor: Fuelsell
Attendance: 458
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa (chosen by Gen Kitchen, Labour Candidate)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(22)
3 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Steel Park

Corby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 714
Captain: Ryan Inman
(21)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Harborough Town

Attendance: 416
Man of the Match: John Dean (chosen by Matt Hockridge)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(20)
4 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Guardian Warehousing Arena

Sporting Khalsa v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 210
Captain: Ryan Inman
(19)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Spalding United

Match Sponsor: Family of Bernard Lake
Attendance: 285
Man of the Match: Jarvis Wilson (chosen by Family of Bernard Lake)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(18)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Sports Ground

Lye Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 147
Captain: Ethan Johnston
(15 (re-arranged))
1 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Walsall Wood

Attendance: 230
Man of the Match: Jarvis Wilson
(16)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Dovecote Stadium

Shepshed Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 200
(14)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Callingtons Community Complex

Anstey Nomads v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 397
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Will Jones