Finn Harps continue to strengthen ahead of the start of the new SSE Aitriticty Premier Division season and have added former Limerick defender Shaun Kelly to their ranks.

The 31-year-old has spent the majority of his career with Limerick, but has also had spells at Galway United, Derry City and Dundalk.

Speaking to club media, Killybegs born Kelly revealed he was overjoyed to be returning home; "I'm delighted to have finally signed and got everything in order.

"I'd know Ollie and Paul quite well and even though I was based in Limerick there was always that thought that I'd sign for the club at some point.

"I'm at the stage now where I have a young family and so we decided to make the move back home to Killybegs to be closer to family and friends so everything worked out perfectly. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things now and get out there and represent the club and the county.

Manager Ollie Horgan was pleased to have got his man; "Shaun is a player we know well having come up against him so often over the past few years so its great to have him signed.

"He brings a lot of experience to the squad and having grown up in here in the county he's really excited to be a part of the club."

Finn Harps open their Premier Division campaign at home to Sligo Rovers on 14 February and are live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player on 21 February when they take on local rivals Derry City.