Former Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has penned a deal to join Cypriot side APOEL FC until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Byrne will link up with Mick McCarthy – the man who handed him his international debut against Bulgaria in September 2019 – after the former Ireland boss took the reins at the GSP Stadium in November. 

The 24-year-old's contract with the SSE Airtricity League champions expired after the Hoops' FAI Cup final defeat to Dundalk in December and the club were unsuccessful in their attempts to tie him to a new contract. 

Byrne resurrected his career at Tallaght Stadium after arriving from Scottish side Kilmarnock in 2018, with his stellar performances earning him the PFA Ireland Player of the Year accolade in each of his two seasons at Rovers. 

A statement on the official APOEL website read: "We welcome Jack Byrne to APOEL and hope he celebrate titles and European successes with the blue and yellow."

The Nicosia-based side are Cyprus's most successful club are currently languishing in 11th place in the country's top flight on the back of a three-match losing run.