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One of the top Irish defenders in the Premier League has been handed a new contract

The 33-year-old Corkman has signed a one-year extension.

Damien Delaney is staying with Crystal Palace.
Damien Delaney is staying with Crystal Palace.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

DAMIEN DELANEY WILL be staying at Selhurst Park until the summer of 2016 at least, with Crystal Palace announcing that the defender has signed a one-year contract extension.

Delaney has been rewarded for his good form at the heart of the Palace defence this season. The 33-year-old Corkonian has made 29 Premier League appearances this season for a club he joined from Ipswich Town in 2012.

“It’s been a privilege to play with and work with the all the people I have over the last 3 years,” said Delaney via Instagram. “Thanks to the supporters also, I look forward to representing CPFC for one more season.”

Since leaving Cork City in 2000, Delaney has also had spells with Leicester City, Hull City and Queens Park Rangers.

The former Cork minor footballer, who scored two goals against Mayo in an All-Ireland semi-final in 1999, has also won nine senior caps with the Republic of Ireland, the most recent of which came in the 2-1 friendly defeat to Turkey last May.

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