Irish Activity in Summer Transfer Window…09/08/2018

The 2018 UK summer transfer window officially commenced on Monday the 2nd July and concluded at 5pm on Thursday the 9th August. Once again, a significant number of Irish players were released by their clubs. Top of the list of movements was the £4 million pound switch of Greg Cunningham from Preston North End to Cardiff City while recent Ireland debutant Graham Burke moved from Shamrock Rovers to Preston North End. Moving on free transfers were David Meyler from Hull City and John O’Shea from Sunderland, both to Reading. Defender John Egan joined Sheffield United from Brentford on a four year contract for an undisclosed fee. James McClean joined Stoke City from West Bromwich Albion also for an undisclosed fee and on deadline day, Harry Arter made a season long loan switch from AFC Bournemouth to Cardiff City. 

Harry ArterAFC BournemouthCardiff CitySeason Loan
Shola AyoolaStoke CityReleased
Noe BabaMacclesfield TownWaterfordReleased
Adam BartonPartick ThistleDundee UnitedUndisclosed
James BerrettGrimsby TownReleased
Graham BurkeShamrock RoversPreston North End3 year contract
Sam ByrneEvertonDundalkReleased
Niall CanavanRochdalePlymouth ArgyleFree
Canice CarrollOxford UnitedBrentfordUndisclosed
Samir CarruthersSheffield UnitedOxford UnitedSeason Loan
Michael CollinsBradford CityHead Coach
Greg CunninghamPreston North EndCardiff City£4m - 3 Yr Deal
Ronan CurtisDerry CityPortsmouth2 year contract
Conor DavisReadingUCDReleased
Daniel DevinePartick ThistleDunfermline AthleticReleased
Connor DimaioChesterfieldStockport CountyReleased
Colin DoyleBradford CityReleased
Eoin DoylePreston North EndBradford City2 year contract
Aaron DrinanIpswich TownSutton UnitedSeason Loan
Festy EboseleBray WanderersDerby County
John EganBrentfordSheffield United3 year contract
James FinnertyAston VillaRochdale2 year contract
Willo FloodDundee UnitedDunfermline Athletic1 year contract
Shane FlynnBray WanderersLeicester City
Chris ForresterPeterborough UnitedAberdeen3 year contract
Rory GaffneyBristol RoversSalford CityUndisclosed
Darron GibsonUnattachedWigan AthleticShort contract
Stephen GleesonIpswich TownAberdeen2 year contract
Dale GormanStevenageReleased
Jamie GrayStevenageReleased
Paul GreenOldham AthleticCrewe Alexandra1 Year contract
Reece Grego-CoxWokingCrawley Town2 year contract
Ben HeneghanSheffield UnitedBlackpoolSeason Loan
Tommie HobanWatfordAberdeenSeason Loan
Noel HuntWigan AthleticWaterfordReleased
Des HutchinsonBrighton & Hove AlbionWaterfordReleased
Roland IdowuBray WanderersSouthampton
Stephen IrelandStoke CityReleased
Keith KeaneRochdaleReleased
Graham KellyPort ValeReleased
Fiacre KelleherOxford UnitedMacclesfield TownSeason Loan
Sam KellyGrimsby TownHamilton AccedemicalsFree
Seamus KeoghSligo RoversSouthampton
Jack LarkinWaterfordGlasgow Celtic3 year contract
Conor LevingstonWolverhampton WndsReleased
Sean LongLincoln CityCheltenham TownFree
Joe MasonWolverhampton WandColorado Rapids6 Month Loan
Liam McAlindenExeter CityCheltenham Town2 year contract
Aaron McCareyRoss CountyReleased
James McCleanWest Bromwich AlbionStoke CityUndisclosed
Robbie McCourtWest Bromwich AlbionReleased
Donal McDermottSwindon TownReleased
Gerry McDonaghNottingham ForestBarnsleyReleased
Patrick McEleneyOldham AthleticDundalk3 year contract
Sean McGintyTorquay UnitedPartick ThistleUndisclosed
David McGoldrickIpswich TownSheffield United1 year contract
Khius MetzBurnleyReleased
David MeylerHull CityReading2 year contract
Brendan MoloneyNorthampton TownOut of contract
Frank MulhernGuiseleyStockport CountyUndisclosed
Jake MulraneyInverness CTHeart of MidlothianUndisclosed
Anthony O'ConnorAberdeenBradford City3 year contract
Paudie O'ConnorLeeds UnitedBlackpoolSeason Loan
Stephen O'HalloranStockport Countyend of contract
Dara O'SheaWest Bromwich AlbionExeter CitySeason Loan
John O'SheaSunderlandReading1 year contract
John O'SullivanCarlisle UnitedBlackpoolFree
Rian O'SullivanBrighton & Hove AlbionReleased
Evan PierceWest Bromwich AlbionReleased
Jean Yves PoameSunderlandReleased
Joe QuigleyAFC BournemouthMaidstone UnitedReleased
Stephen QuinnReadingReleased
Callum ReillyBuryGillingham2 year contract
Danny RogersAberdeenSt MirrenSeason Loan
Adam RooneyAberdeenSalford CityUndisclosed
Louis RoweBarnsleyReleased
Conor SammonHeartsMotherwellSeason Loan
Ryan ScullyPartick ThistleGreenock MortonReleased
John SheridanCarlisle UnitedManager
Connor SmithYeovil TownBoreham WoodUndisclosed
Anthony StokesApollon SmyrniTractor Sazi (Iran)Free
Ryan SweeneyStoke CityMansfield TownSeason Loan
James TalbotSunderlandReleased
Michael TimlinSouthend UnitedStevenageFree
Dylan WattsLeicester CityReleased
Marc WilsonSunderlandBolton Wanderers1 year contract