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Shelbourne winger Dylan Connolly joins Mick McCarthy's ever-growing Irish contingent

The Ireland U21 international has moved to Ipswich Town on an 18-month deal after impressing their manager during a trial.

Connolly (right) in action for Shels.
Connolly (right) in action for Shels.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

IPSWICH TOWN HAVE confirmed the arrival of Ireland U21 winger Dylan Connolly on an 18-month deal.

The 19-year-old Meath native joins the Championship promotion hopefuls, currently fourth in the table, from SSE Airtricity League First Division clubs Shelbourne — where he scored 12 goals in 27 games.

Connolly also had a trial with Bolton Wanderers recently but his move to the Tractor Boys was announced by Mick McCarthy today.

“I’m delighted we have Dylan with us now,” said McCarthy.

He’s blistering quick, plays on the right and he’s got a fair bit of ability. He’s got a goal in him as well.

“He’s being playing as well and he’s here with a view to being in the first-team. He will play in the U21s next week if everything is okay and we will go from there.”

Dylan Connolly and Adam Orn Arnarsson Playing for Ireland's U19s last year. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Connolly becomes the latest addition to Ipswich’s Irish contingent, which already features the likes of Daryl Murphy, Stephen Hunt, Noel Hunt, David McGoldrick, Jay Tabb and Paddy Kenny.

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