Between the Stripes daily transfer update (9/11/17)
Colm Horgan today became the latest high-profile name to join John Caulfield's double-winners Cork City for 2018. Arriving from relegated Galway United, the attacking right-back will challenge fellow new signing Tobi Abebayo Rowling for a starting berth at Turners Cross next season as the "Rebels" bolster their squad for Champions League football in the summer months. Elsewhere, another big name that had been linked with a high-profile move was Derry City's Rory Patterson, however the bruising striker has as of moments ago signed a new deal with the "Candystripes".
In even more positive news for Kenny Shields charges Rory Hale has put pen to paper on a move from Shane Keegan's Galway United, who will surely be facing a mass exodus following the dreaded drop to the second tier. Striker Ronan Murray, who was today named in the players team of the year, continues to be linked with a move to local rivals Sligo Rovers while Cork City has also been muted as a possible destination for the "Tribes" top marksman.
One of the main links regarding Patterson appeared to be a move to newly promoted Waterford FC, who look set to announce the arrival of Bohemians ace Ismail Akinade within the coming days.