Summer 2018 Releases and Transfers

The UK summer transfer window officially commenced on Monday the 2nd July 2018 and concluded at 5pm on Thursday the 9th August 2018. Once again, a significant number of Irish players have been released by their clubs. Top of the list of transfers was the £4 million pound switch of Greg Cunningham from Preston North End to Cardiff City while recent Ireland debutant Graham Burke moved from Shamrock Rovers to Preston North End. Also moving on free transfers were David Meyler from Hull City and John O'Shea from Sunderland, both to Reading. Defender John Egan joined Sheffield United from Brentford on a four year contract for an undisclosed fee. James McClean moved from West Bromwich Albion to Stoke City for an undisclosed fee and on deadline day, Harry Arter made a season long loan switch from AFC Bournemouth to Cardiff City.

Harry Arter AFC Bournemouth Cardiff City Season Loan
Shola Ayoola Stoke City   Released
Noe Baba Macclesfield Town Waterford Released
Adam Barton Partick Thistle Dundee United Undisclosed
James Berrett Grimsby Town   Released
Graham Burke Shamrock Rovers Preston North End 3 year contract
Sam Byrne Everton Dundalk Released
Niall Canavan Rochdale Plymouth Argyle Free
Canice Carroll Oxford United Brentford Undisclosed
Samir Carruthers Sheffield United Oxford United Season Loan
Michael Collins   Bradford City Head Coach
Greg Cunningham Preston North End Cardiff City £4m - 3 Yr Deal
Ronan Curtis Derry City Portsmouth 2 year contract
Conor Davis Reading UCD Released
Daniel Devine Partick Thistle Dunfermline Athletic Released
Connor Dimaio Chesterfield Stockport County Released
Colin Doyle Bradford City   Released
Eoin Doyle Preston North End Bradford City 2 year contract
Aaron Drinan Ipswich Town Sutton United Season Loan
Festy Ebosele Bray Wanderers Derby County  
John Egan Brentford Sheffield United 3 year contract
James Finnerty Aston Villa Rochdale 2 year contract
Willo Flood Dundee United Dunfermline Athletic 1 year contract
Shane Flynn Bray Wanderers Leicester City  
Chris Forrester Peterborough United Aberdeen 3 year contract
Rory Gaffney Bristol Rovers Salford City Undisclosed
Darron Gibson Unattached Wigan Athletic Short contract
Stephen Gleeson Ipswich Town Aberdeen 2 year contract
Dale Gorman Stevenage   Released
Jamie Gray Stevenage   Released
Paul Green Oldham Athletic Crewe Alexandra 1 Year contract
Reece Grego-Cox Woking Crawley Town 2 year contract
Ben Heneghan Sheffield United Blackpool Season Loan
Tommie Hoban Watford Aberdeen Season Loan
Noel Hunt Wigan Athletic Waterford Released
Des Hutchinson Brighton & Hove Albion Waterford Released
Roland Idowu Bray Wanderers Southampton  
Stephen Ireland Stoke City   Released
Keith Keane Rochdale   Released
Graham Kelly Port Vale   Released
Fiacre Kelleher Oxford United Macclesfield Town Season Loan
Sam Kelly Grimsby Town Hamilton Accedemicals Free
Seamus Keogh Sligo Rovers Southampton  
Jack Larkin Waterford Glasgow Celtic 3 year contract
Conor Levingston Wolverhampton Wnds   Released
Sean Long Lincoln City Cheltenham Town Free
Joe Mason Wolverhampton Wand Colorado Rapids 6 Month Loan
Liam McAlinden Exeter City Cheltenham Town 2 year contract
Aaron McCarey Ross County   Released
James McClean West Bromwich Albion Stoke City Undisclosed
Robbie McCourt West Bromwich Albion   Released
Donal McDermott Swindon Town   Released
Gerry McDonagh Nottingham Forest Barnsley Released
Patrick McEleney Oldham Athletic Dundalk 3 year contract
Sean McGinty Torquay United Partick Thistle Undisclosed
David McGoldrick Ipswich Town Sheffield United 1 year contract
Khius Metz Burnley   Released
David Meyler Hull City Reading 2 year contract
Brendan Moloney Northampton Town   Out of contract
Frank Mulhern Guiseley Stockport County Undisclosed
Jake Mulraney Inverness CT Heart of Midlothian Undisclosed
Anthony O'Connor Aberdeen Bradford City 3 year contract
Paudie O'Connor Leeds United Blackpool Season Loan
Stephen O'Halloran Stockport County   end of contract
Dara O'Shea West Bromwich Albion Exeter City Season Loan
John O'Shea Sunderland Reading 1 year contract
John O'Sullivan Carlisle United Blackpool Free
Rian O'Sullivan Brighton & Hove Albion   Released
Evan Pierce West Bromwich Albion   Released
Jean Yves Poame Sunderland   Released
Joe Quigley AFC Bournemouth Maidstone United Released
Stephen Quinn Reading   Released
Callum Reilly Bury Gillingham 2 year contract
Danny Rogers Aberdeen St Mirren Season Loan
Adam Rooney Aberdeen Salford City Undisclosed
Louis Rowe Barnsley   Released
Conor Sammon Hearts Motherwell Season Loan
Ryan Scully Partick Thistle Greenock Morton Released
John Sheridan   Carlisle United Manager
Connor Smith Yeovil Town Boreham Wood Undisclosed
Anthony Stokes Apollon Smyrni Tractor Sazi (Iran) Free
Ryan Sweeney Stoke City Mansfield Town Season Loan
James Talbot Sunderland   Released
Michael Timlin Southend United Stevenage Free
Dylan Watts Leicester City   Released
Marc Wilson Sunderland Bolton Wanderers 1 year contract