Darren Dennehy joins his brother Billy at Limerick FC

Article by @andrewdempsey921.

Dispelling myths over a once perceived transfer crisis at the Markets Field, new Limerick FC boss Tommy Barrett has acted quickly in building a squad capable of competing in the Premier Division with the capture of former Cork City central defender Darren Dennehy on a one-year deal.

Joining up with his brother Billy, who is a two-time Premier Division winner with Shamrock Rovers, Darren, who is 29 years of age, will certainly add a bit of experience to a side that is already stacked with it through the likes of Mark O’Sullivan, Freddy Hall and Shaun Kelly just to name a few who have all signed on in recent weeks with the Munster club.

Once an Everton trainee before joining Cardiff City, Dennehy has certainly been around the block having had spells with Hereford United before their unfortunate demise whilst also enjoying a spell at Gillingham before the Kerry native joined up with Barnet FC in 2010, departing the League Two strugglers in June of 2012.

Remaining as a free agent until he joined Cork City in January 2013, Dennehy spent three years at Turners Cross before he switched allegiances to St Patrick’s Athletic ahead of the start of the 2016 season where he made 30 appearances for Liam Buckley’s men during his two-year stint in Inchicore.

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A former Irish underage International with appearances at both Under 19 and Under 21 level, the central defender is the 18th man to be confirmed as a part of Tommy Barret’s inaugural season in charge at senior level.

In other recent transfer news, Dennehy’s former club Cork City have, after much speculation, announced the signing of the 20-year-old Irish Under 21 International Danny Kane from Huddersfield Town in the English Premiership as the former Cherry Orchard underage star has decided to return home to the League of Ireland in the search of First-Team football.

As well as this, Sligo Rovers have also announced the signing of former St Mirren striker Lewis Morrison, whilst Finn Harps have confirmed the return of defender Keith Cowan after the Letterkenny schoolteacher missed all of last seasons relegation with a serious knee injury he suffered at the end of the 2016 season in a 1-1 home draw versus St Patricks Athletic at Finn Park.