Cillian Morrison has made the switch from UCD to Cork City, signing up until the end of the 2015 season.
The Donegal man has been the Belfield side’s top scorer so far this season with four goals in 12 starts.
The 22-year-old said: “I’m delighted to have signed. I have been talking to John (Caulfield) about what he is trying to do down here and it is a really exciting time for me.
“It’s a great opportunity, but I know it will be difficult to get into the team with the quality that is there at the moment.
“The players have all been great since I arrived and have helped me to settle in, so I am loving it at the moment.
"I was out for a couple of weeks before the break, so I’m trying to get back to the level of fitness I need to be at and my target is to try and get into the team.”
City manager Caulfield said that the signing highlights the intention of the club to build a squad capable of competing for honours.
"I am very pleased Cillian has signed," he said. "He’s got a few goals already this season for UCD. He is another young lad with a lot of pace, a lot of ability and a great attitude, and I think he will be a great addition to our squad.
“Cillian’s signing shows the quality of players that we have in the squad is getting better all the time.
"He has signed for two seasons (the remainder of 2014 and the 2015 season), as we are trying to build a squad over a period of time that will stay up near the top of the table and make sure that Cork City are force over the next few years.”