Cork City has announced the signing of John O' Flynn after the striker agreed a deal to rejoin the Leesiders.

O'Flynn left the club in 2008 after a six-year stay, moving on to play in England for Barnet and then Exeter City, where he made over 100 appearances between 2010 and 2014.

The 31-year-old Cobh native said: “I’m delighted to be back, it’s like the good old days. The lads are flying and there is a good buzz around the place.

“I went to the Limerick game the other night, and you could see the buzz is back.

“The lads played some great football and they ran out comfortable winners. They play good attacking football and I am looking forward to being a part of that.”

Commenting on the signing, City manager John Caulfield said: “It’s brilliant to bring John in. Obviously, we know him well from his last spell at the club, where he won a league title and an FAI Cup. 

"Crucially for us he gives us more options up front which is what we need" - Cork City boss John Caulfield

"He’s been in England for the last six years and about a month ago he expressed an interest in coming back.

“He has a wealth of experience which our younger players can learn from, but crucially for us he gives us more options up front which is what we need.

“He is in the prime of his career and he is in fantastic condition; he’s been training with us for the last few days and he is fit as a fiddle, so he will straight go into the squad for Sunday [against Sligo Rovers].”

Meanwhile, Mark O’Sullivan has agreed an extension of his contract with the club that will run until the end of next season.