Dundalk have given fans an early Christmas present with the news that Daryl Horgan has signed with the club after weeks of negotiations.
It had been well-documented that the Lilywhites were keen on the Cork City winger with manager Stephen Kenny in particular being a big fan of the 21-year-old.
They have beaten out interest from Shamrock Rovers and Championship outfit Barnsley to secure the services of one of Irish football’s hottest prospects.
He joins an ever growing band of Galway men at Oriel Park and it was in his home county where he started his career with Salthill Devon.
From there he moved on to Sligo Rovers, having impressed then-manager Paul Cook while playing against the Bit o’ Red in a trial game for Finn Harps.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international enjoyed a loan spell at Cork City during which he scored seven times to fire the Leesiders to the First Division title and went on to sign a permanent two year deal with them, during which tmie he made 58 appearances.
Horgan had a standout campaign at Turner’s Cross last season, making 30 appearances and scoring six times, catching the attention of a number of clubs.
Following the signings of Sean Gannon and David McMillan, he is the third new face to make the move to The Town for 2014.