Institute confirm that they have agreed terms with Derry City regarding the transfer of Michael McCrudden to the League of Ireland club.
The flights have been given funding by the Treasury since May 2017.
Declan Devine takes charge of Derry City for the second time as the Candystripes host UCD on the opening night of the 2019 FAI Premier League season.
Derry maintain their 100% record in Division Four as they defeat Waterford 2-12 to 1-8 despite finishing the game with 13 players.
Police say the victim has potentially suffered a “life-changing injury” after being shot in the leg.