Shelbourne have further boosted their ranks with the acquisition of former Shamrock Rovers, St Pat's and Dundalk attacker Ciaran Kilduff.

The First Division outfit have been busy in the off-season, snapping up the likes of Conan Byrne, Oscar Brennan, Ryan Brennan and Dan Byrne.

Ian Morris has now added more quality to his panel with a swoop for Kilduff who returns to Ireland after a stint with Jacksonville Armada in the North American Soccer League.

Kilduff moved to the States in the summer of 2017 from the Lilywhites. He was one of the heroes of their Europa League odyssey in 2016, heading home against AZ Alkmaar in the group stages to secure the first ever point for an Irish side in European competition.

He then went on to score the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Tallaght Stadium.

Kilduff, 30, won two league titles at Oriel Park and one with Rovers and will bring quality and experience to Shels ahead of their push from promotion to the top flight. 

Meanwhile Galway United have completed the signing of Vinny Faherty, subject to international clearance.

The 31-year-old striker has returned to Eamonn Deacy Park from Cypriot side PAEEK.

Faherty began his League of Ireland career in 2007, spending three seasons with Galway, before going on to play for St Pat's, Moreland Zebras in Australia, Dundalk, Limerick and Sligo Rovers.

Over three spells at Eamonn Deacy Park, Faherty has netted 38 goals for the Tribesmen.

"It's great to be back," he said. "I'm happy to be one of the more senior players at the club, hopefully I can lead by example and be able to pass on a few things to the younger members of the squad, particularly the strikers."