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Football | Michael Duffy pens new Dundalk deal

Michael Duffy has signed a new deal to extend his stay with Dundalk.

Derry native Duffy, 26, has been a crucial player for the Lilywhites since joining Dundalk from Celtic in 2017, winning two SSE Airtricity League titles, two FAI Cups, two League Cups, the FAI President’s Cup and the Unite The Union Champions Cup.

The 2018 PFAI Player of the Year becomes the fifth Dundalk player to sign a new contract with Filippo Giovagnoli’s side, with David McMillan, Sean Murray, Daniel Kelly and Cameron Dummigan also committing to the club.

However, defensive duo Sean Gannon and Sean Hoare have moved to Dundalk's rivals Shamrock Rovers ahead of the 2021 season.

Duffy, who had been linked with a move abroad, says Dundalk's FAI Cup triumph was a big factor in his decision to stay at the Louth club.

"I’m delighted it’s done and I’d like to thank MLS Management for getting it over the line," said Duffy.

"I can look forward to the season ahead now. It was a big decision but I think I’ve made the right choice staying with Dundalk and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch.

"We finished 2020 on a high by winning the FAI Cup and that was a big factor in my decision. There were a few months last year when things weren't good at Oriel Park but some of my best memories from being at the club came from the way we finished the season and that’s what I want again."


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