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Daryl Kavanagh hopes for LOI return from non-league


Daryl Kavanagh

Daryl Kavanagh

Daryl Kavanagh

STRIKER Daryl Kavanagh says he still has ambitions of playing League of Ireland football even though he has temporarily dropped down to the non-league scene.

The 28-year-old has played in the top-flight for St Patrick's Athletic, Shamrock Rovers, Cork City and Sligo Rovers in the last four seasons, but he was released by Pats at the end of last season, following a spell on loan to Sligo, and is still a free agent.

Kavanagh impressed in a tournament for out-of-contract players in Norway last month but was still short of offers fro league clubs so he has for now rejoined his hometown club Carrick United.

"I definitely feel I could play at League of Ireland level as I have a lot to offer but there are no offers on the table now and there's not much more I can do, all I can do it wait for an offer," says Kavanagh.

"So I am back with Carrick United, I wanted to be able to train and stay in shape and they have been very good to me. But I would love another crack at it in the League of Ireland," he adss, admitting his surprise that offers have not come in.

"I played in that tournament in Norway and it went really well, I thought I had done well, but nothing really came of it.

"I am doing all the right things, I am staying in shape and keeping sharp. I can't force a club or a manager to sign me but I know I could do well if I had the chance," added Kavanagh.

Meanwhile, Ipswich Town have confirmed the capture of Ireland U21 cap Dylan Connolly from Shelbourne.