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Croly brings in pair of aces

TREVOR CROLY has swooped on the domestic transfer market again with two new signings for Shamrock Rovers, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

The Hoops have announced the arrival of UCD man Daniel Ledwith while the club also confirmed the return of goalkeeper Barry Murphy, and Croly has also handed a new deal to former U21 cap Conor Powell.

Murphy started his senior career with Rovers, starring in the 2006 season as the side won promotion back to the Premier Division. He later had spells with Bohemians and St Pat's and has now opted to return to Rovers.

Murphy had a difficult time with the Saints last season, making only 11 league appearances while he also failed to make the team for the FAI Cup final defeat to Derry City.

"I'm delighted to be back at Shamrock Rovers. I spent a couple of years away from the club, but before that I was here for most of my career," said Murphy.

"I worked with Trevor at St Pat's last season and I'm looking forward to working with him again next season. I think Trevor is putting a good squad together and I'm delighted to be part of that."

Ledwith emerged with UCD in the 2011 season and made 28 Premier Division appearances for the Students.

Meanwhile Cork City have re-signed their keeper Mark McNulty on a new deal.