Cork City sign Daryl Kavanagh after frustrating season at Shamrock Rovers

Cork City have announced former Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic striker Daryl Kavanagh as their first signing of the off-season, bringing the Waterford native to the club on a two year deal.

Kavanagh found a new lease of life in 2010 at St. Pat’s after leaving rehab for alcohol, drug and gambling treatment but his move to Rovers in 2011 never reached the same heights as he struggled for game time under the ill-fated regime of Stephen Kenny.

The former Newcastle United, Coventry City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa trialist is looking forward to his time on Leeside and telling, “I am delighted to have signed for the club.

Cork City has always been a massive club and I think the club is getting back to where it used to be. Having spoken to Tommy (Dunne, the club’s manager), I know that his aim is to get the club back to the top and that is my aim too.”

Commenting on the signing, Cork City manager Tommy Dunne said: “I am familiar with Daryl, as he has played against us a number of times over the past couple of years with Waterford, St. Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers. He is a very good player and caused us many problems when playing against us.”

“He is coming to Cork City at a very good age. He is a very creative striker, with a good work rate. I am hoping that he will settle in Cork and become a fixture in our team over next number of years.”


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