Football | Brighton sign Mark O'Mahony from Cork City
Brighton have confirmed the signing of Mark O'Mahony from Cork City for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old striker has signed a contract until 2025 with the Premier League club, and will link up with the Seagulls' U21 squad.
O'Mahony, who was named the FAI’s U-17 Men’s International Player of the Year last year, made his senior debut for Cork last March.
The teenager made nine league appearances for the Leesiders as they won the First Division.
“I got to know the club and the coaches well during my trial and I knew early on that I wanted to sign here," O'Mahony told the Brighton club website.
“Brighton’s academy is one of the best in the country, especially with the way young players are given an opportunity and a pathway.
“I spoke to a few of the Irish boys in the group about what the club is like and they all spoke really highly of what’s in place here, so it was an easy decision.”
O'Mahony joins compatriots Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran at the English club. Another League of Ireland prospect, Jamie Mullins, also arrived at the Amex Stadium from Bohemians earlier this month.
Brighton have enjoyed a superb season thus far, sitting sixth in the table after 19 matches under new manager Roberto De Zerbi.