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Cork City's signing spree continues as they snap up Galway United defender

Colm Horgan is the latest signing for John Caulfield’s side.

DEFENDER COLM HORGAN has become the latest signing for league and cup winning champions Cork City as he has made the move from Galway United.

Karl Sheppard and Colm  Horgan Colm Horgan in action for Galway United against Cork City in July. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The Galway native has been a regular at Eamonn Deacy Park over the last four seasons and has signed a two-year contract with the Turner’s Cross outfit.

He’s not the first member of his family set to feature for Cork City with his older brother Daryl previously lining out for the club before he joined Dundalk and then moved to his current club Preston North End.

Daryl Horgan Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

“I am absolutely delighted,” Horgan told

“I am coming down to join the champions of Ireland and I just want to get going. The season may have only just ended, but I am already looking forward to next year.

“The intensity and the work-rate of the team has impressed me, the way they play on the front foot. The players they have are players with unbelievable individual ability, but they also work really well as a unit.

“We have to go for the league again. John wanted me to come down because I am hungry. I am coming down to Cork to win trophies; whatever competition we play in, I want to win. I also want to progress as far as we can in Europe.”

Manager Caulfield believes the addition of Horgan can help solve a problem area for his squad.

“Colm has been with Galway for the last number of years and he can play right across the back four. He is versatile, tenacious and he is a great crosser of the ball.

“He has a tremendous attitude; we had Daryl here before, he had a great attitude and Colm is the same. Again, he is another player we are bringing in that we feel is coming into his prime.

John Caulfield celebrates with The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup John Caulfield after last Sunday's FAI Cup final win. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

“Since Johnny Dunleavy got injured, Steven Beattie was our only option at right back and we had to play Jimmy and Conor there, so having Colm and Tobi in gives us options because we were a bit light in that area.

“Colm is coming down here determined to break into the team; we want to bring guys in who will keep us up there challenging for trophies and European football. He wants to win trophies, we want to win trophies and he is a great fit for us.”

It continues a good week’s work for Caulfield’s side after Barry McNamee joined from Derry City and Tobi Adebayo-Rowling was signed from Sligo Rovers.

Cork City did lose midfielder Greg Bolger to Shamrock Rovers but Alan Bennett and Karl Sheppard both committed to the club as they signed new contracts.

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