In February 2010 Norwich
City Under-16 player Michael Clunan agreed to join the club's
academy as a full-time scholar in the summer of 2010. This occured
in July 2010
Clunan joined City's academy in 2002 as an eight year old. A
midfielder, he is described as an intelligent player with good
technical ability and a very good passing range.
He missed some of the 2010/11 season after he severly gashed
his thigh in the academy's Under-18 clash with Huddersfield on
28th August 2010
Michael was retained at the end of the 2011/12 season to play
in the Under 21 development squad.
Released by the Canaries in the summer of 2013, Clunan joined
non-league Boston United, making his debut on 17th September 2013
against Oxford City. After making two appearances for Boston,
Clunan joined Conference North rivals Histon on 10th October 2013.
He moved to Conference North rival Lowestoft for the 2014/15
Clunan joined Dereham at the end of August 2014. He helped them
to a seventh place finish in the Ryman League Division One North
before joining hometown club Kings Lynn Town on 1st June 2015. Michael
is another good signing for us and he will give me another good
option in the midfield areas, said Lynn manager Gary Setchell.He
is a great passer of the ball and is also very good at bringing
others in to play. Despite this signing Im still looking to
bring in another centre half and, of course, a centre forward.
Clunan captained Kings Lynn to promotion to the National League (North) in 2018/19 after finishing second in the Southern League and winning the play-offs against Warrington Town (Northern League) on 11th May 2019.
On 17th June 2020 it was confirmed that Lynn were winners of the National League South, on a points per game basis due to the premature ending of the season because of Covid-19, and would be promoted into the National League.