It was a busy week for Bohemian FC as they signed four new players and launched their new jersey. Midfielder J.J. Lunney has returned to the club after a season down in the South East with Waterford FC. Goalkeeper Stephen McGuiness has signed from Cabinteely. Full-back Anto Breslin joins from Longford Town and winger Kris Twardek has departed from Sligo Rovers.
He has said that he left Rovers in order to further his chances of being picked for Canada with whom he has been capped twice. And to be fair he is now a lot closer to the airport. One player who could be leaving Dalymount Park is Darragh Leahy – he looks likely to be joining the champions Dundalk. They announced during the week that defender Dean Jarvis had left the club as he is rumoured to be signing with Larne in the NIFL.
One player definitely heading up North is Keith Cowan. The long-serving Finn Harps defender has signed a pre-contract agreement with Glentoran. Ciaran Gallagher is also leaving Finn Park after making close to 250 appearances for the club. Another long-serving player on the move is Hugh Douglas – he has spent most of his career with his hometown club Bray Wanderers and has now signed with Drogheda United.
Sligo Rovers have made their first additions to their squad for the 2020 season as they brought in two midfielders. Darragh Noone has signed from Shelbourne, whom he helped win the First Division last season. Garry Buckley has signed from Cork City, a key player of their side that won the double in 2017.
The exodus continues from UCD. Their goalkeeper Conor Kearns has signed with St. Patrick’s Athletic. It is rumoured that their current number one Brendan Clarke could be set for a loan move to Cork City. Shamrock Rovers have signed highly-rated defender Liam Scales from the Students. He had been linked with a move to Bristol Rovers but instead has moved to Tallaght.
There’s been a lot of talk about Shamrock Rovers during the week with murmurings that they are looking at bringing back their B team which would once again play in the First Division. Also it looks like Lee Grace will be returning to the club – he had been one of their key players last season. He had been on trial with Hull with their manager Grant McCann saying that he feels the club is well stocked in that department.