Daniel Kelly makes move to Derry City after leaving Dundalk
Dubliner Daniel Kelly admits he felt the time was right for a change as he decided to leave Dundalk and move to Derry City.
The former Bray Wanderers and Bohemians winger joined the Lilywhites in 2018 before winning a Premier Division title in 2019.He also won an FAI Cup and President’s Cup while at Oriel Park while making 156 appearances..
Kelly made 156 appearances for Dundalk - with 19 of those coming in European football.
The winger also went on to play for the Lilywhites in the Europa League group stages in 2020.
Just wanna say thanks to the fans and everyone involved with Dundalk fc for the last few years it’s been an honour to play for the club and I’ve had some fantastic memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Looking forward to the next challenge pic.twitter.com/TCAlBO2AQ5— Daniel Kelly (@Dano_kelly) November 16, 2023
“I had an amazing time at Dundalk,” he told dundalkfc.com. “I won everything there is to win and I played in the Europa League group stages. It’s sad but I just think it’s time for a change.”
After his move to Derry City, Kelly's new boss Ruaidhri Higgins added: “He’s a brilliant character and at 27, he’s coming here in the prime of his football career.
“Daniel has shown great commitment to us because he had interest from clubs a lot closer to home.
“He’s a great addition to the attacking options already at the club and I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”