Towell: There's been a lot of interest
Dundalk star Richie Towell has revealed that clubs at a "good level" have contacted him directly with a view to securing his services.
The out-of-contract FAI Cup final hero is entitled to talk to prospective employers and is torn between staying with the double winners and pursuing a fresh start in England.
In an interview with Newstalk last night, the Dubliner confirmed that cross-channel suitors have made contact with him as well as his representatives.
"There's been a lot of interest. I've had a few calls and my agents have had a few as well," said the 24-year-old, who had previously said that he would only have his head turned by a move to the upper echelons of English football. "It's a good level, but I don't want to say too much more about it for the moment.
"To come down after the high of last weekend, it's only sinking in now that I have to get back to reality and back to business. I'll have to wait and see.
"My first baby is here soon and it's not just about me any more. The baby and my girlfriend are my number one and we're in the process of buying a house as well so there's a lot happening in my life but it's all for the good."
Meanwhile, relegated Drogheda United have confirmed the appointment of Pete Mahon as their new manager on a permanent basis.
John Gill has come in as his number two with ex-Irish international Mark Kinsella, who was in charge during the final weeks of this season, staying on the staff as first-team coach.
Elsewhere, Bohemians have tied down Dean Delany, Derek Pender, Daniel Byrne, Derek Prendergast, Stephen Best, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Keith Buckley, Paddy Kavanagh, Roberto Lopes and Jake Kelly for 2016.