Cork City FC wish to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with St. Mirren which will see Conor McCarthy join the SPFL side.
The central defender joined the club at underage level in 2014 from Blarney United and made his first team debut in 2016. Since then, he has established himself, making over 50 appearances in the last two seasons. Speaking on his departure from the club, McCarthy said:
“I have loved my time at Cork City FC. Since I joined from my schoolboy club, Blarney United, I have really enjoyed representing my hometown team, and it was a particular honour to be captain last season. Now is the time for me to move on to the next stage of my career, but I would like to thank everyone I have worked with during my time at Cork City and wish the club the very best of luck for 2020 and beyond.”
City boss Neale Fenn offered his thoughts on the move, commenting: “Conor has been with the club for a number of years now, but the chance has arisen for him to move on and it was a move he was keen to make. He has been an excellent player for the club, and he leaves with our thanks and very best wishes for the future.”
Declan Carey, Chairman of Cork City FC, commented: “This is another sign of player progression from our academy. Conor has been with CCFC for five and a half years and benefited from high level coaching along with a scholarship with our club partners UCC. He’ll now move across the water in the next step to continue his long and prosperous career in the professional game. We wish him all the best and will keep a keen eye on how he’s doing.”