Cork City Football Club have signed Darren Dennehy, brother of the club's former winger Billy, who now plays for Shamrock Rovers.

The central defender has been capped up to Under 21 level by the Republic of Ireland, and is the younger brother of former City winger Billy.

Darren, who most recently had a two year spell with Barnet, came through the youth system at Everton, before spending two years at Cardiff City.

The 24-year-old signed for the club this morning, and City manager Tommy Dunne told “Darren is an experienced player and, being from Tralee, is relatively local also.

"We have had his brother Billy here previously, and I have heard a lot of good things about Darren. I have seen him play myself previously with the Irish Under 21’s, and he impressed me.

"He is a good addition to the squad and I believe his signing will strengthen the team, so I am delighted to have him on board.”

Dennehy commented: “I'm delighted to have signed. I'm looking forward to getting into training and getting to know the lads.

"I've heard a lot about the club from Billy. He had a lot of good things to say about it - he loved his time at Cork City and said that I would enjoy playing for the club too.”