John Lester, North End, is one of the most successful junior soccer players in the country, during his time at Sheriff, in the AUL, he enjoyed a trophy-laden 6 years with the club winning 25 trophies.
As a 16yo he signed with Everton, he began well and regularly played for the reserve team but in his 2nd season, he broke his leg and missed the remainder of the year. His time on Merseyside was never the same after the injury and he returned home to Dublin and signed for Pete Mahon’s Bohemians, making his League of Ireland debut as a substitute against Galway United on 31 August 2001.
During his League of Ireland career, he spent time at Bohemians, Monaghan United, Waterford United, Limerick, Galway United, St Patrick’s Athletic, Longford Town, and Drogheda United.
He has been a huge addition to North End having joined the Wexford town club at the start of the season.
Peter Doyle and Nicky Murphy spoke to John recently.