Transfer deadline day was just thirty minutes old when Aiden McGeady became the first mover with a late night switch.
The out of favour Sunderland winger moved up a division to sign a loan deal with Championship side Charlton, with Lee Bowyer staying up to get the deal done after McGeady travelled down south on Thursday night.
“He someone that can make something out of nothing,” said Bowyer, whose side sit one place above the relegation zone.
A loan move for Troy Parrott would have taken top billing but Spurs need to keep the Irishman at the club until his 18th birthday next week so he ticks the box of homegrown player down the tracks which is significant with Premier League quotas in mind.
Parrott’s ex-Irish U17 team-mate Callum Thompson has come home to Bohemians on a loan deal from Wolves in order to gain first-team football. Thompson will be at Dalymount Park until July.
Former Irish U21 internationals Bradley Garmston and Canice Carroll were on the move. Garmston left Gillingham so he could sign a deal with Grimsby and Carroll exited Brentford for Stevenage.
Irish defender Ryan Delaney has joined Bolton Wanderers on a permanent deal from Rochdale.
Veteran defender Alan Sheehan terminated his contract at Luton, where he was club captain, so he could be free to join a new employer.
LOI clubs tend to wait to see how the UK window pans out before making final moves but Waterford were able to sign Irish U21 international Tyreke Wilson after his exit from Man City. They have also signed Scot Matty Smith from Dundee United.
Cork’s Neale Fenn has signed Irish defender Joe Redmond on loan from Birmingham and delved into the non-league to give former Premier League academy players Reyon Dillon and Henry Ochieng a fresh start.
Derry have signed Ivorian Moussa Bakayoko, while Belgian Danny Lupano has signed on loan from Hull until the summer.