Bradley a major coup for Limerick
LIMERICK signaled their intentions of making a real push for promotion next season by signing former Arsenal man Stephen Bradley from St Patrick's Athletic.
The 26-year-old, who won a league medal and two FAI Cups in a spell with Drogheda United, spent last season with Pats following a move from Shamrock Rovers, but now Limerick boss Pat Scully has persuaded the Dubliner to move to the Munster club.
"I am delighted to sign for Limerick FC and to be part of the overall exciting developments at the club," said Bradley.
"Pat O'Sullivan has a great passion for the work the Club is doing both on and off the field. I have known Pat Scully for many years and look forward to working with him. It's my ambition to be back in Premier Division football with Limerick in 2013."
Limerick also signed defender Shane Guthrie from St Pats.
Cork delight in Dunleavy deal
CORK CITY manager Tommy Dunne is delighted to have signed up Ireland U21 cap John Dunleavy for the new season.
Dunleavy, from Donegal, has spent the last four seasons with Wolves but he was released by Mick McCarthy and looked at his options, including a possible move to the USA, before deciding to sign for Cork.
"I can't wait to get started now. I came down before Christmas to have a look around and I was very impressed with Tommy and with everything I saw down here," said Dunleavy, capped twice at U21 level.
"I have played with Gearoid Morrissey at international level in the past, and I know that he is a very good player, so I'm looking forward to linking up with him again.
"I'm hoping to play as many games as I can in the coming season and do as well as I can for Cork City. Obviously coming up from the First Division, we want to push on and see how well we can do in the league."