Cork City have announced the signings of Pat Sullivan and Dave Mooney.

The two join the club from Longford Town where they both played under new City boss Alan Mathews, and he said that he was pleased to have both players on board.

‘I’m very pleased to have the two lads signed up. Dave was obviously the top scorer in the league last season and this is the second time I’ve signed him.

'He’s one of the best strikers in the league and will prove a good asset to the squad. Pat can play anywhere in the back four or in midfield and brings great quality to the squad.’

Mooney, the eircom League’s top scorer last season, has signed a three-year deal with the club and he said that he was very happy to have signed for the Rebel Army.

‘Obviously I’m delighted to have signed. I promised Alan back in December that if I was staying in Ireland, that I would sign for him so it’s good to be teaming up with him again.

'I’ve also been speaking to Denis Behan and Sean Kelly who I know from the U-23 squad and they have had nothing but good things to say about it down here.

'It was an easy decision to come here and play with players like Colin Healy, Joe Gamble and now George who has come back as well.

'The chance to play in the Setanta Sports Cup and in Europe were both big attractions for me coming down here.

'Everybody will be looking to win things, that’s the main objective and I’d say we’re well up there with the favourites to land some silverware this season.'

For Pat Sullivan signing a two-year deal with City represents his second taste of full-time football, having previously had a spell at Drogheda United, and the versatile defender is keen for success with the club.

‘I’m delighted to be here, there is an excellent squad here and there will be a lot of competition for places.

'Looking back at last season, Drogheda had too easy a run of it, so obviously we want to be up there challenging them this year. It will be good to get back to full time football, and I hope to play as much as possible and to win something with the lads.

'Hopefully we can get a good start in the Setanta Sports Cup and be well set up both for the second half of that and for the start of the league campaign.'