I can guarantee there is nothing strange about it. Transfer rules are extremely strict and only under particular conditions can a player move club.He was listed as a Doneraile player for the Cork Minors this year.
If Doneraile have fielded a minor team this year I'd wonder how he's been allowed transfer to Mallow?
I'm not having a go at the lad btw. The best of luck to him.
You may have read the comments all week on the senior football forum from someone who obviously came out the wrong side of these transfer rules.