Ciaran Kelly signs

Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of Ciarán Kelly from St Patrick’s Athletic.

The centre-back, 21, originally joined the Richmond Park club when he was 17 and starred for the St Pat’s U17 and U19 teams.

The Lucan native made his first-team breakthrough during a season away in the First Division with Drogheda United in 2018 before rejoining the Saints ahead of the 2019 season, during which he made 25 league appearances.

Manager Keith Long said: “We welcome Ciarán to the club. I believe he’s going to be a great addition to our squad.

“He’s young, he’s hungry and we are looking forward to working with him.”

It brings to 25 the number of first-team players signed for 2020: Andre Wright, Andy Lyons, Anthony Breslin, Ciarán Kelly, Conor Levingston, Cristian Magerusan, Dan Casey, Danny Grant, Danny Mandroiu, Dawson Devoy, Dinny Corcoran, Glen McAuley, James Finnerty, James Talbot, JJ Lunney, Keith Buckley, Keith Ward, Kris Twardek, Luke Wade-Slater, Michael Barker, Paddy Kirk, Promise Omochere, Rob Cornwall, Ross Tierney, Stephen McGuinness.

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