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Ireland youth international Paul Corry has joined Sheffield Wednesday from UCD

Republic of Ireland youth international Paul Corry has completed his move to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday from UCD, subject to international clearance.

The midfielder moves to Hillsborough on a three-year-deal for an undisclosed fee and goes straight into the first team squad. The 21-year-old has been at Belfield since 2009 having joined the Students from schoolboy club Belvedere and has been given the number 21 shirt by the Owls.

Corry played 97 times for the Students and scored fourteen goals during his three years at the club before earning a recent call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their Euro 2013 qualifier against Turkey.

At just 18-years-old, Corry was offered a contract by then Premier League newcomers Burnley but opted to stay in Ireland to further both his football development and education. After putting in more eye-catching performances this campaign, he was the subject of much interest from several clubs from England.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the midfielder felt it was the right time to further his career. “I have bided my time for the right move at the right time and this is it for me," Corry said. "Sheffield Wednesday is a club with a huge heritage and history and the stadium just blows you away.

“I really can’t wait to get started and, like everyone else at the club, I have ambitions of playing in the Premier League. But it’s one step at a time, I know it will be difficult at first but once I settle in and get my sharpness, I have the confidence in my ability to do well for Sheffield Wednesday,” Corry concluded.

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