Shamrock Rovers playmaker Jack Byrne looks poised to continue his club career at APOEL Nicosia under the man who handed him his Republic of Ireland debut. 

Byrne has travelled to Cyprus to hold talks with the club, who are currently managed by Mick McCarthy. 

The 24-year-old's contract with the SSE Airticity League champions expired at the end of the season and the Hoops have seen their subsequent efforts to tie Byrne to a new contract rebuffed. 

APOEL currently languish in ninth position in the Cypriot First Division, with the league's most successful club turning to McCarthy in November after dismissing Marinos Ozonidis. 

Byrne has won the PFA Ireland Player of the Year accolade in each of his two seasons since arriving at Tallaght Stadium from Kilmarnock in 2018, with his performances earning him a first Ireland cap in a 3-1 win over Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium in September 2019.