Goalkeeper Luke Dennison joins from Longford Town

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Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Luke Dennison from Longford Town.

The American joins after spending three years with Longford where he was managed last season by Gary Cronin, now assistant manager to Declan Devine at Bohemians.

The 26-year-old Californian is is the seventh new arrival to Dalymount ahead of next season following the signings of Keith Buckley, Paddy Kirk, Adam McDonnell, James Akintunde, Dean Williams and Grant Horton, while academy graduate Cian Byrne has been promoted to the first team having captained the U19s to the Enda McGuill Cup.

Welcoming Dennison to Dalymount Park, Devine said: “I feel we now have two top quality goalkeepers at the club. We knew we needed good competition for James Talbot and we have got that with Luke.

“Luke has played a lot of games, has built up good experience, is looking forward to testing himself in a full-time set-up, and I expect him to push James all the way.

“He is well known to Gary from their time together at Longford and I know that Gary rates Luke extremely highly.

“Luke actually lives a stone’s throw from Dalymount, so he already has a feel for the place, and knows what the club is about and what it means to its community.”

Dennison said: “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a massive club. After meeting with Declan, it seemed like a great fit for me to bring my game to another level.

“I can’t wait to start working with James Talbot and Chris Bennion. It was a good year last year for me under Gary Cronin, and he and Declan really want to push on and play a good brand of football, which I’m hoping will give the fans what they deserve, which is success.

“I have lived in the Phibsborough area for two years and know how much Bohs mean to the community here. It’s been a long journey to get to this point, but it’s a dream come true to play for Bohs.

“I know Declan and the rest of the staff will push each and every one of us every day to bring the club back to where it deserves to be. I can’t wait to get going and meet everyone associated with the club and really dive into the Bohemian community.”

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