Cork City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan from Galway United, and confirmed that Peter Cherrie will move to pastures new.
Ryan, 21, had a spell with Huddersfield before coming home and will look to push the experience Mark McNulty for the No 1 jersey.
"I made the decision to come back to Galway to get game time and play competitive football, and it was the best decision I have made," the Limerick man said.
"I have definitely matured, and game time as a young player is vital. Mark McNulty has been fantastic for Cork City for many years, so I am looking forward to working with him. I will push him, he will push me and hopefully we will get the best out of each other."
Boss John Caulfield welcomed Ryan aboard while also paying tribute to the departing Cherrie.
"Tadgh is very athletic and very good in his box; he’s young but he has a full season under his belt and we have had a good look at him. We feel that, working alongside Mark and under Phil Harrington, he can do well.
"He has a great attitude, he wants to go to the highest level he can and he will be great competition for Mark."
"Peter has been fantastic for us, but he wants to be the regular number one and he has a few offers elsewhere. He’s a tremendous guy and we wish him well for the future."
#Bohs are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Niall Corbet, defenders James Finnerty and Michael Barker, and midfielder Daniel Mandroiu.— Bohemian FC 🔴⚫ (@bfcdublin) December 1, 2018
As well as the new arrivals, defender Paddy Kirk and striker Ryan Swan have re-signed for 2019. 📝https://t.co/IAURaG7zl7 👈🏼 pic.twitter.com/Kcq04NCPLB
Bohs manager Keith Long has brought in four new faces to Dalymount Park, including Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Daniel Mandroiu.
Goalkeeper Niall Corbet, defenders James Finnerty and Michael Barker, and Dubliner Mandroiu have all come aboard, while Paddy Kirk and Ryan Swan have both re-signed for next season.
Laois man Corbet, 24, joins after a season with Waterford and will compete with James Talbot for the No 1 jersey in the wake of Shane Supple's retirement..
Ex-Aston Villa player Finnerty, 19, comes from Rochdale , while Barker returns to the Gypsies after five years away with UCD, Bray Wanderers and St Patrick’s Athletic.
Waterford have confirmed that Rory Feely has committed to the club for 2019 season. On Friday Shane Duggan and Cory Galvin also re-signed for another year.
Galway United manager Alan Murphy has penned a fresh deal to stay at at Eamonn Deacy Park.
Murphy's impressive work at youth level led to him taking over from Shane Keegan in July.
"It's a very proud moment for me to take over Galway United for the coming season," he said.
"This is my club. Next year will be done very much on my terms.There will be commitment, passion and there will be no stone left unturned in putting a team on the pitch that will give all that and more."