Dundalk have signed Daryl Horgan from Cork City as they continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the news season.

The Ireland under-21 international had been linked with a move to England with Barnsley believed to be interested by he has opted to join last season's Airtricity Premier Division runners-up.

"It's the right deal for me and I am just happy to be here," Horgan said. 

"The club had a great year last year and played some of the best football in the league so I had no hesitation in signing. It’s a great club to be at. I am pleased to be here and I just can’t wait to get started."

The midfielder revealed that manager Stephen Kenny was the major factor in his switch however he was quick to point out that the style of football suits him.

"Stephen Kenny was no doubt the deciding factor in the move. I met with him and when he spoke to me I was highly impressed with what he had to say and I knew he wanted me. It wasn't just that but the style of play that Dundalk played last year under Stephen was something that really appealed to me. It fits my game.

"You just have to look at what the club achieved last year and that spoke volumes to me. It’s a good place to be."

"There’s a lot of competitions and a lot of games to be played and we want to win as much as possible. I'm looking forward to next year. I hope I can get into the starting XI, that’s the main aim but I can’t wait for the season to start."