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Daryl Horgan Move Likely To Spark Breaking Of League Of Ireland Transfer Record

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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The rumoured move of Daryl Horgan from Dundalk to Preston is likely to result in the League of Ireland transfer record being broken.

The Irish Sun reported today that Horgan will more than likely follow Andy Boyle - who is thought to have agreed a move to the Championship team - in joining Simon Grayson's side.

Dundalk have already begun the process of seeking a replacement for Horgan.


Bray's Dylan Connolly is the man the League of Ireland champions want. Bray are already thought to have turned down an initial offer of €20,000 for the 21-year-old and told Dundalk that a fee in excess of €100,000 plus add-ons would be required to prise him away.

Connolly joined Bray in January of this year after being released by Ipswich. Connolly had joined Mick McCarthy's Championship side a year earlier from Shelbourne.

Adding fuel to speculation is Stephen McGuinness, the secretary of the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland, telling the Times Ireland that he expects the first ever League of Ireland 'six figure transfer fee' to happen imminently.

There are lots of rumours now that the first domestic six figure transfer fee may happen. And I think it is likely to occur. That would be a sign of things changing, that things are moving within the game.

Dundalk paying six figures for Connolly would break the current transfer record which is the €80,000 Drogheda paid Bray for Eamon Zayed ten years ago.

See Also: Dundalk Duo Daryl Horgan And Andy Boyle Expected To Sign For Championship Side



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