Finn Harps have moved to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of Ryan Shanley on loan from Hibernian. 

The striker joined Hibs at Under-15 level, progressing through their academy system before making his professional debut in a 3-0 victory over St Mirren back in September.

The move sees Shanley link up with former academy teammate Kosovar Sadiki who joined the club in 2020 and recently re-signed for the upcoming season.

Shanley said: "When the opportunity came up to come to Harps I was in touch with Kos to see what he thought. He told me he thought it'd be a good move for me, to come in and play at a good level with a good group.

"I'm delighted to be here. The boys have been great welcoming me in and I’m looking forward to the first game against Bohs. The main thing for me is to get minutes on the pitch, try to score as many goals as I can and do my best to help the team and get points on the board."

Meanwhile Waterford FC have announced the signing of defender Kyle Ferguson.

The 21-year-old centre-back is the latest player to sign up for the Blues for the 2021 campaign having previously lined out for Swedish side Ytterhogdals IK. 

Speaking to, Ferguson said: "Training has been good, good standard. It's been tougher because it’s pre-season but by the time the games come around we’ll be really fit and ready to go. 

"Kevin and Mike have so much experience, having played the game at the highest level and you can only learn from people like that. All they ask for is 100% in training so it’s good."

In the First Division, Cork City have signed striker Jack Walsh from Avondale United. 

City boss Colin Healy welcomed the latest addition to his squad, saying: "Jack has been in training with us for a few weeks and he has done very well. He has good experience; he has trained very well and he did well in the friendly against St. Pat's recently.  It is a great opportunity for him and I know it is one he is keen to take."