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ST. Patrick's Athletic have signed midfielder Alan Cawley from Bray, but goalkeeper Barry Ryan has left for Galway United with Gary Rogers moving in the opposite direction as his replacement. Joseph Ndo has also left Richmond Park . . . MANAGER Paul Cook has sensationally quit Sligo Rovers over a lack of funds for the new season, but the club have launched a fundraising appeal in a bid to get him back on board with an increased budget . . . HULL City striker Caleb Folan has withdrawn from the Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifier against Georgia after minor knee surgery . . . WINGER Jay O'Shea looks set to return to Galway United after a proposed move to Derby County failed to materialize . . . SHAMROCK Rovers have announced that defender Barry Ferguson has been forced to retire as a result of a serious hip injury . . . SUNDERLAND'S Irish under-21 left back Michael Liddle has extended his loan spell at Carlisle until the end of the season . . . BLACKBURN'S Ireland under-21 midfielder Alan Judge has joined Plymouth Argyle on loan until the end of the season . . . SLIGO'S Ireland under-21 defender Seamus Coleman has completed a dream move to Premier League side Everton . . . CORK City have signed Fahrudin Kuduzovic and Billy Dennehy from Drogheda United and Derry City . . . FORMER Ireland under-21 midfielder David Bell has completed a move to Coventry City from Norwich . . . WATERFORD United have added Paul McCarthy and Seamus Long to their squad for the new season . . . BLACKPOOL have cancelled the contract of former Irish defender Ian Harte by mutual consent . . . DROGHEDA United have been allowed out of examinership by the High Court . . . BRAY Wanderers have signed midfielder Daire Doyle from Longford Town . . . DUNDALK have signed midfielder Michael Collins from Newry City.

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