Kav's Ready For Saints Return: Daryl Kavanagh To Rejoin St Pat's

  • Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 11:18

Daryl Kavanagh will rejoin league leaders St Patrick’s Athletic on Thursday.

This comes after the 26-year-old ripped up his Cork City contract on Wednesday night with 15 months still to run on it.

But Athlone Town have failed with a cheeky attempt to lure Danny Ventre away from Premier Division champions Sligo Rovers to aid their promotion push.

Kavanagh was desperate to quit Leeside and cancelled his contract before Wednesday night’s transfer deadline so he could have a shot at the title with Saints.

Liam Buckley is only offering the Tipperary man terms until the end of the season but that hasn’t stopped Kavanagh jumping at the offer and trying to impress for a longer deal.

Saints goalkeeper David Ryan has moved the other way and is joining the Rebels.

Kavanagh’s departure will leave Cork boss Tommy Dunne short on cover up front after he released both Denis Behan and Adam Rundle on Tuesday night – but he did not stand in his way.

And another Cork City striker, Danny Furlong, joined Waterford United on loan yesterday even though their financial problems have been well documented of late.

Elsewhere, Roddy Collins’ push for promotion with Athlone led to him to enquire about Ventre, the Bit O’Red’s long-serving title winning captain from last season.

But the Scouse midfielder – who has been restricted to just two league starts this season because of injury – quickly turned down the approach.

But Collins is now keen on Behan following his release.

Waterford signed Furlong on loan from Cork until the end of the season – just days after Blues fans put their hands in their pocket to prevent the club going out of business in the High Court.

The Waterford board claimed there was no extra cash to pay Stephen Henderson in his court battle, but yet seem able to increase their outlay by signing the striker.

A Blues spokesman said: “Danny’s signing is not expected to significantly increase running costs, as recent and on-going player movements will see the playing budget remain at the same level.”

Sligo Rovers youngster Marty Owens joined Finn Harps on loan for the rest of the season.

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