Shamrock Rovers have captured the signing of defender Sean Kavanagh from Fulham and fought off Derry City to do so.
Damien Duff tipped the club off to the availability and abilities of the defender.
“I’m delighted to be here,” the 24-year-old told the club website.
“It’s the biggest club in Ireland so as soon as it comes knocking it’s hard to say no.
“Stephen McPhail and Stephen Bradley rang me and it came about quite quickly over the weekend to get it done for today. I was really close to signing for Derry, I was just waiting for my deal to get sorted at Fulham.
“But Rovers came knocking and I’m a Dublin boy. It’s tough to turn down Rovers.”