Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender Mark Connolly has agreed a two-year deal to join English League One club Crawley Town.
The Monaghan man was last with Bolton Wanderers and believes the move to Sean O'Driscoll's side will improve his chances of first-team football.
Connolly, 21, was loaned to Macclesfield Town and St. Johnstone during his spell at Bolton.
"Everyone in football has been amazed at the success Crawley have had in the last couple of years," Connolly told the club's website.
"The manager has a reputation for playing good football and when I became aware of the club's interest I had no hesitation in deciding to come down to Crawley.
"It's a fresh challenge for me which I'm looking forward to and I can't wait for pre-season training to start this morning and meet up with the rest of the lads."
Also on the move during this transfer window is Connolly's Ireland Under-21 colleague Greg Cunningham, who switches from Manchester City to Bristol City.
The Galway-born defender, who has won three seniors caps, captained Noel King Under-21s in the last outing against Italy in June, when his header earned a 2-2 draw against the leaders of the UEFA qualifying group.
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