Johnny Dunleavy has expressed his delight at signing a contract extension with SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Cork City.
The Ballybofey native has signed up for the Turner’s Cross outfit, where he is the club captain, until the end of the 2015 season.
“I’m delighted to have signed back,” the 23-year-old told Cork City’s official website.
“I think that we have come an awfully long way in the last year. Even though I have signed back for next year, I still feel we have a bit of unfinished business for the rest of this season as well.
“It’s nice to think that we will have a good, settled squad before we go away for the close-season and if there are a couple of additions to supplement that for January, that would be great as well. We have a really strong, solid bunch here, and I have no doubt that whoever we do sign will only add to that. I think we can push on and progress again from January.”
Cork currently sit in second place in the Premier Division, three points behind leaders Dundalk, ahead of tonight’s fixture against Drogheda United.
“It’s brilliant to have signed Johnny for next year,” said City manager John Caufield. “He’s coming to the end of his third season here, he’s had a terrific season and I see him as a player with a big future for the club.
“He has played in several positions for us, he has done brilliantly and he is a fantastic guy off the pitch as well, a real ambassador for the club.”
“Over the last couple of months, I have been meeting guys individually. Obviously, we are in such a delicate position, that I am trying to do it bit-by-bit so they can keep their focus.”