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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by mike » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:49 pm

I see Dan Cleary (central defender who was with Birmingham last - but who Rovers didn't offer a contract to recently) and Sam Byrne are due to sign.

I wonder are both loan deals.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by White Horse » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:53 pm

Dan Cleary is out of contract, while Byrne is out of contract in the summer.

Cleary may not have impressed at Rovers but the real question is whether he is a better fourth choice centre half than Chris Shields.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:54 pm

mike wrote:I see Dan Cleary (central defender who was with Birmingham last - but who Rovers didn't offer a contract to recently) and Sam Byrne are due to sign.

I wonder are both loan deals.
Sam Byrne has been well flagged up as a loan deal

Dan Cleary contract with Birmingham was recently cancelled by mutual consent
ON THE MOVE Shamrock Rovers trialist Dan Cleary has Birmingham contract cancelled as Dubliner Dean Ebbe signs for Welsh champs TNS
Cleary's contract was due to run until the summer, while Ebbe had been back withBlubell United after a six-month stint with Inverness Caledonian Thistle
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by mike » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Yeah I just worked that out after posting re Cleary.

Maybe he just didn’t play well in his trial games for Rovers but I’d trust SK as ever. If he is anything as good as the last Cleary to play for us (I think) John, we are in business.
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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:44 pm

White Horse wrote: but the real question is whether he is a better fourth choice centre half than Chris Shields.
Maybe that's a fair question, but I'd like to think more positively - that maybe he will develop to challenge the current 3 centre backs for a starting position.
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Ezeikial » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 pm

The Sam Byrne signing was originally expected early last week. Is there any known reason for the delay?
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by thecaptain » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Probably waiting for his Everton contract to be cancelled, if it's not been already?
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:27 pm

Daniel Cleary now confirmed signing according to Dfc twitter
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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Caoimhin Reilly in the Demo reporting it as a two year deal.

No word on Sam Byrne?

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by mike » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:18 pm

Confirmed on DFC its a two year deal.

James Rogers saying its just International clearance hold up for Sam Byrne, plus meant to another striker also to arrive, both should be in by next Wed deadline.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Wexford White » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:16 pm

mike wrote:Confirmed on DFC its a two year deal.

James Rogers saying its just International clearance hold up for Sam Byrne, plus meant to another striker also to arrive, both should be in by next Wed deadline.
I get all my information from this site and from extratime.ie. Dundalk FC site is very slow with the news.
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Post by Shoco » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Wexford White wrote:
mike wrote:Confirmed on DFC its a two year deal.

James Rogers saying its just International clearance hold up for Sam Byrne, plus meant to another striker also to arrive, both should be in by next Wed deadline.
I get all my information from this site and from extratime.ie. Dundalk FC site is very slow with the news.
It's not confirmed until the club confirm it, regardless of what other sites say.

Other sites can also report rumours and so on, the club won't

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Sneachta » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 pm

Stephen Kenny has gone on record saying hopefully the deal with Sam will be finalised soon

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:34 pm

Sneachta wrote:Stephen Kenny has gone on record saying hopefully the deal with Sam will be finalised soon

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That and more covered in an excellent article by Gavin McLaughlin
DFC | Kenny hoping that Cleary can follow in the footsteps of ex-Crumlin United duo Boyle and Towell
On the eve of new League of Ireland season, Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny speaks about new players, the ‘intense’ campaign ahead and the change of ownership at the club

https://dundalksport.ie/dfc-kenny-hopin ... 2464297b1e
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 pm

El Paso wrote:That was word for word what he said about Clifford last year, wasn’t it?
Clifford didn't work out, but Stephen Kenny's record with signing "rejected" players and helping them turn good is exceptional.
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