Drogheda United have signed defender Stephen Dunne from Athlone Town. 

The 20-year-old played for St Patrick’s Athletic under-19s until the summer of 2014 before joining Athlone where he made 27 appearances last season.

Speaking on his latest addition, Drogheda United manager Pete Mahon has expressed his delight in bringing in the highly coveted and versatile defender. 

Mahon said: "Stephen had a couple of options but I am glad that he has decided to sign for us.

"I know that there were a couple of Premier Division clubs interested in him and he is a player that is comfortable playing in a number of positions across the back four which will be important for us next season."