Aaron Barry is the latest Derry player to leave for champions Cork City

Cork City have continued adding to their squad and have taken another Derry City man south.

Defender Aaron Barry is the latest player to leave the Brandywell club to join the double-winners on a two year deal.

He follows Barry McNamee who last week confirmed his move to Turners Cross.

Barry has been brought in to replace Ryan Delaney who has returned to Burton in England.

Speaking to CorkCityFC.ie, the 24-year-old said: “I am delighted to sign for Cork City. I am coming into a winning environment and John’s signings are all of the same ilk; they are players who are at a good age and are hungry for success, and I fall into that bracket too.”

City boss John Caulfield welcome Barry’s addition, saying: “Aaron has a lot of experience in our league, he has been with Derry for the last four seasons. He is a left-sided centre back, he is very good on the ball and strong in the air. With Ryan Delaney going back to Burton, we needed to bring in another defender.”
“He has been a tremendous player, playing week-in, week-out for the last four seasons. He is coming to us at a prime age, so his strengths tick all the boxes for us. Alan Bennett brings massive experience to the side, but Aaron brings a lot of experience with him as well. He is at a good age, he has a great attitude and he is really looking forward to it.”