Mark O’Mahony

Mark O’Mahony

Country: Ireland

Date of birth: 14/01/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Ireland

Height: —

Youth career: Cork City

Current club: Cork City

Squad number: 27

Current national team: Ireland U-18

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Andrea Belotti


– pace 

– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– heading 

– link-up play 

– athleticism 

– bravery 

– work rate 


– still has a margin to improve his technique at ball control and first touch

Style of play:

– target man/complete forward

– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– very good pace, agility, and coordination for a player of his size

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– unselfish in the final third/in addition to his goalscoring ability, he is also a team-player who was capable of creating chances and assisting goals for teammates

– clinical finisher capable on both feet

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his strength and awareness

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation/always alert to capitalize on defensive mistakes

– often moves deep into midfield and draws defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates/good ability to connect with midfield

– very good ability to protect and hold up the ball for team-mates with his back to goal

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– indirect set-piece threat

– active and tenacious in pressing

– high determination and winning mentality

O’Mahony forces the mistake of a goalkeeper with his pressing and scores a simple goal.
O’Mahony with a great off the ball movement – he outpaces his opponents on the counter and scores with a clinical finish.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 27 April 2022):

League of Ireland Premier Division 2022 (ongoing): 3 games/0 goals (Cork City)


Mark O’Mahony is a product of Cork City youth academy. He made his first-team debut on 5 March 2022 in a league fixture against Longford Town. He is one of the leaders of an extremely interesting generation of Irish players born in 2005 which includes, among others Kevin Zefi, Rocco Vata, James McManus, Justin Ferizaj, Franco Umeh-Chibueze, Adam Murphy, Cathal Heffernan, Darius Lipsiuc, and Sam Curtis.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Country-scale star with top European club ambition.




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