Newly promoted Drogheda United have signed Dinny Corcoran from Bohemians ahead of the 2021 SSE Airtricity League season.
Corcoran signs for his second spell at United Park, having previously played for Drogheda in 2011 under Mick Cooke. The striker then had his first of two spells at Bohemians either side of half a season with UCD in 2013.
Following his second spell with Bohemians, which included 16 goals in the league and league cup in 2014, Corcoran made the move to Sligo.
The 2015 season saw Corcoran finish as Sligo’s top goalscorer, netting 12 times as the Bit O’Red finished ninth in the Premier Division.
"I’ve fond memories of the club back in 2011, I enjoyed it. It’s a good club, I’m delighted to be back and I’m raring to get going," said Corcoran.
"When I spoke to Tim [Clancy], he explained what he expected from me, what he expects from the team and his plans and outlines for the season.
"Obviously, I played with Tim, I know him well, that helps, so there were a few things. I’m just delighted to get it done now," Corcoran said, explaining why he made the move back to United Park.
"On a personal level, just to stay fit. I broke my leg last year and missed the guts of two years, so I mean, staying fit is the main thing. Then as a team we want to achieve something.
"First year back in the top tier, we don’t want to be down there scrapping relegation. I think Tim has assembled a decent squad for this season."
Meanwhile, goalkeeper David Odumosu has signed a new deal with the County Louth club.
The 19-year-old joined Drogheda from Dundalk ahead of the 2020 season after previously playing for the Lilywhites underage sides.
Odumosu made his league debut on the opening night of the season away to Cobh and would go on to play in all 18 league games, keeping six clean sheets.
"My reason for signing back was just how much I enjoyed last season and given the opportunity to play in the Premier Division, it’s something you can’t turn down," said Odumosu.
The shot-stopper was also named Drogheda United Fans’ Young Player of the Year and was this week named as one of three nominees for the SSE Airtricity League / SWAI Goalkeeper of the Year Award alongside Shamrock Rovers' Alan Mannus and Sligo Rovers' Ed McGinty.
"It meant a lot, very proud to be mentioned. Two really good keepers from the Premier Division and to be in the discussion is definitely a great feeling."