SSE Airtricity League Transfer Deadline Day - As it happened

15th November 2023

Welcome to the SSE Airtricity League Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog! We'll be updating this page throughout the day with all of the transfer news from across the Premier and First Divisions. The window closes at midnight tonight so it is the last

Welcome to the SSE Airtricity League Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog!

We'll be updating this page throughout the day with all of the transfer news from across the Premier and First Divisions.

The window closes at midnight tonight so it is the last chance for clubs to boost their squad until the summer transfer window opens!

Latest News:-

- Sligo sign Chelsea goalkeeper

- Derry make two deadline day signings

- Fernandes signs for Cobh Ramblers

- Potential signings at Waterford and Limerick?



9:49pm - That's a wrap for today!

Well, that was a busy day on the #LOIDeadline Day live blog!

Sligo Rovers sign Chelsea goalkeeper, Cobh Ramblers make double signing, Waterford sign striker and goalkeeper, Galway add English midfielder, Derry City sign two new players and Conor McDermott signs a contract extension and Neale Fenn seen in Durkins?!?

Check it all out and scroll down. We'll be back tomorrow morning as more clubs announce more new signings after the deadline has passed! 


8:35pm - Big loan signings at Waterford

Waterford FC have announced the loan signings of Lawrence Vigouroux and Courtney Duffus, subject to international clearance.

Goalkeeper Vigouroux joins on loan from Swindon Town whilst former Republic of Ireland U21 international Courtney Duffus joins on loan from Oldham Athletic.

Great signings in the SSE Airtricity League!



8:27pm - Galway United conclude business

SSE Airtricity League First Division side Galway United has concluded the 2018 squad with the signing of English midfielder Harrison Reeves.

The 19-year-old former Bristol City academy player impressed in United's 1-0 win against Shelbourne at Tolka Park last week.

Reeves was released by Bristol City and joins on a permanent deal. 



8:19pm - Cobh make loan signing...

Cobh Ramblers have completed the loan signing of Cork City midfielder Pierce Phillips for the season.

Ramblers have confirmed the signing via their twitter feed and will go straight into the squad against Longford Town on Saturday. 



8:17pm - We're back!

The SSE Airtricity League Transfer Deadline Day window is still open! We'll be here until 10pm to bring you all of the latest news!

Signings have been taking place since we were last live so let's bring you up-to-date!


15:39pm - Stand by, Galway set to enter #LOIDeadline Day!

First Division club Galway United are set to announce their final signing of the transfer window, according to their official twitter feed.

Galway recently announced the signing of Danny Furlong from Southern United as the former Wexford Youths man teamed up with old manager Shane Keegan.



15:29pm - Not a signing but huge news coming out of Derry!

Conor McDermott extends contract at Derry City until the end of the 2020 season.

McDermott has over 60 Candystripe appearances to his name, including Friday night’s season opener, Kenny Shiels will be delighted to see McDermott commit to the club.


14:52pm - Enjoy your lunch?

We're back after lunch! No more signings news announced since 1pm but Shamrock Rovers have had a busy media day at Tallaght Stadium ahead of tomorrow's game.

Dundalk travel to Dublin tomorrow to face Shamrock Rovers and new striker Daniel Carr has been speaking to the media after he joined Rovers from the English non-league after a successful trial. 



12:47pm - Potential Signings at Limerick and Waterford

Looks like the #LOIDeadline day is only going to get busier! Neil O'Riordan from the Sun has tweeted that Courtney Duffus, former Everton and Republic of Ireland U21 international, could be incoming at the Regional Sports Centre. 

Currently with Oldham Athletic, Duffus would be an impressive signing for Waterford!

Also, former Republic of Ireland under-age international Barry Maguire is training with Limerick, according to Andrew Cunneen from the Limerick Leader. 

Maguire has spent the majority of his career in the Netherlands but could be about to seal a move back to Ireland with Limerick.



12:31pm - Derry announce loan capture

Derry City have completed the signing of Blackburn Rovers defender Jack Doyle on a season-long loan deal. 

The 21-year old can also play in midfield and becomes Derry's second signing of the day after Niall Logue signed earlier this morning.



11:45am - Dundalk's latest signing trains with squad!

Marco Tagbajumi has trained with the Lilywhites for the first time since signing with the club.

The 29-year old striker signed for the club yesterday and could go straight into the squad to face Shamrock Rovers on Friday!



11:33am - Fernandes looking good in the Cobh Ramblers shirt!

First Division side Cobh Ramblers announced the signing of Denzil Fernandes earlier this morning from Cork City.

We've got a picture exclusive of Denzil in the new Cobh Ramblers from our photoshoot with the club last week. 



11:24am - Watched the highlights from last week yet?

We've got all of the highlights from the first weekend of action in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and there were some brilliant games.

Follow the link to our videos page and watch all of the action now:


11:00am - Neale Fenn seen in Durkins?

SSE Airtricity League First Division reporter Kieran Burke has some 'exclusive' clothing information as Neale Fenn and Stephen Henderson look for a bit of deadline day clothes shopping.

The two managers go head-to-head on Saturday and if this is true (which it obviously isn't), the two managers will be looking good for the start to the season! Great response from Stephen as well!



10:55am - Derry City announce Logue signing!

The Candystripes have announced the signing of defender Niall Logue on a one-year deal.

Logue was in America with Ohio State University and the 22-year old was previously on the books with Northern Irish side Institute. 



10:49am - Fernandes signs for Ramblers

Well, that was quick! They said they were going to be busy and so it has proven.

Midfielder Denzil Fernandes has signed with the club ahead of the 2018 season. Fernandes was previously with Cork City and shone for the side during their UEFA Youth League campaign.



10:46am - Cobh Ramblers set for a busy day?

SSE Airtricity League First Division club Cobh Ramblers have sent out an exciting tweet on transfer deadline day. 

Stephen Henderson's side start their First Division campaign with a trip to Longford Town on Saturday. See the tweet below...



10:12am - Sligo Rovers announce another signing!

Sligo Rovers announce their third signing in two days as Chelsea goalkeeper Mitchell Beaney signs on loan until June. 

The 23-year old has already had spells in the Football League with Newport County and Crawley Town, and will provide competition to Michael Schlingermann.



09:09am - Dundalk snap up striker!

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Dundalk have bolstered their forward line with the signing of Marco Tagbajumi.

The 29-year old striker joins from Norwegian club Lillestrom having had spells in Cyprus and Thailand. Watch the Dundalk TV interview with the striker below...



9:00:00 - A quick recap on the transfer stories from yesterday! 

Sligo Rovers were the busiest club in the SSE Airtricity League yesterday, announcing two new signings!

Firstly, Patrick McClean joined from SSE Airtricity League Premier Division rivals Waterford on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Sligo Rovers continued with the signing news as they announced Calum Waters has joined the club on loan from Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock.