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Dundalk's Derry exodus continues while Kavanagh jumps ship from Rovers

Defender Cameron Dummigan has followed Michael Duffy, Patrick McEleney and Will Patching to the Ryan McBride Brandywell.

Cameron Dummigan has signed a two-year contract.
Cameron Dummigan has signed a two-year contract.
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Updated Dec 7th 2021, 4:06 PM

DERRY CITY HAVE continued to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2022 campaign with the signing of defender Cameron Dummigan from Dundalk.

And the Candystripes have also nabbed exciting attacker Brandon Kavanagh from Shamrock Rovers on a three-year contract as they aim to challenge for the Premier Division title next year.

The 21-year old spent last season on loan with Bray Wanderers in the First Division and Derry head coach Ruaidhri Higgins was pleased to get his man.

“Brandon is a player I’ve admired since he burst onto the scene at Shamrock Rovers a few years ago,” he said. “He is a very gifted footballer with huge potential. At only 21 years of age it will be exciting to see how he develops in the coming years at Derry City.”

Dummighan, meanwhile, has penned a two-year deal and is the fourth player to leave Oriel Park for the Ryan McBride Brandywell in recent weeks, following the signings of local pair Michael Duffy and Patrick McEleney as well as midfielder Will Patching.

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As well as securing European football for next season, the Candystripes are also expected to mount a title challenge in what will be Higgins’ first full season in charge since leaving his position as opposition analyst for the senior men’s Republic of Ireland team.

“I’m delighted to welcome a player of Cameron’s quality and versatility to the club. It is very rare that a player is equally effective in a number of positions, but that’s certainly what he brings us,” Higgins said.

“He has a wealth of experience behind him and is still only 25 years old so I would like to think he’s joining the club with his best years ahead of him.”

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