Saturday 10 December 2016

Shamrock Rovers sign former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Paul Corry

Published 11/11/2016 | 15:32

Paul Corry
Paul Corry

Shamrock Rovers have tied up a deal to sign ex-UCD and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Paul Corry.

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The Dubliner has been training with the Hoops over the last couple of months in order to build his way back towards full fitness after the long term knee injury that ruined his stint at League One side Northampton.

It's understood that he put pen to paper earlier this week as Rovers accelerate their plans to strengthen their playing staff over the winter in order to challenge Dundalk and Cork next term.

Corry started his senior career at UCD before moving to England where he broke into the team at Sheffield Wednesday but then suffered from a change of management and injury problems. The 25-year-old also had loan spells at Tranmere and Carlisle.

Stand-in Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has been driving recruitment in Tallaght and they last week appointed Stephen McPhail as Sporting Director.

Rovers are expected to formally announce a number of additions to their playing staff in the coming weeks. Galway playmaker Ryan Connolly and Dundalk duo Gary Rogers and Darren Meenan are on their radar along with Bohemians' Roberto Lopes.

Earlier today, Cork City announced the capture of Sligo Rovers' midfielder Jimmy Keohane. He spent the 2016 campaign with Sligo having returned home from England where he had a long spell with Exeter. John Caulfield is pleased to have signed the 25-year-old.

 "He is a top quality midfielder; he has lots of pace, lots of energy, he’s very good on the ball and he can score goals too. He is another player who will fit in perfectly into our group," said Caulfield.

“He’s a brilliant guy, he played nearly every game for Sligo last year and he is in the prime of his career, so he will be a great signing for us."

Keohane said: "A lot of people have told me how big this club is and what a great club it is to play for. When I found out that there was interest, it was something that I really wanted to be part of. My dad is from Cork and I have a lot of family in Cork, so it was nice to sign for City.”

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