Cork City swoop to sign Evan McLaughlin; re-sign Cian Bargary

Cian Bargary of Cork City with Carlton Ubaezuonu of Galway United.

Cian Bargary of Cork City with Carlton Ubaezuonu of Galway United. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Evan McLaughlin has completed his move to Cork City from Derry City.

McLaughlin, 21, joins the Turner’s Cross side from last year’s Premier Division runners-up. The 21-year-old came through the Brandywell academy and made over 30 appearances for the club, along with spending half a season on loan at Coleraine.

He joins a City side that must start again after being relegated back to the First Division after just one season.

The attacking midfielder is looking forward to being on the home side after previously playing at the Cross in Derry colors:

“I’m used to being shouted at in Turner’s Cross, so hopefully this time the City supporters will be cheering me on, rather than the other way around!”

“I’ve been speaking with Tim (Clancy), and obviously, the main goal is to get us promoted. I’m an attacking player, I like to get on the ball and make things happen. The aim is to chip in with goals and assists to help the team as much as possible.”

In other news, academy graduate Cian Bargary has signed a new contract. The 23-year-old made his first team debut in 2019 and has made more than 80 appearances.

Clancy spoke about the news: “Cian is a player who brings a lot of pace and energy to the side. Having spoken to him, I know he wants to be a part of getting the club back where it belongs. I think he can have a big season next year, and I am looking forward to working with him.”