John Martin has completed a move to Dundalk ahead of the 2022 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign.

The Kilkenny-born attacker joins from Waterford and is the third new acquisition at Oriel Park in recent days following the arrivals of Robbie Benson and Paul Doyle.

"I've been speaking to Dave Mackey and Stephen O’Donnell over the past week and I’ve been sold on everything they’ve told me," said Martin

"As an opposition player, I hated coming up to Oriel Park so I’m delighted to be on the other side of it now."

Martin scored 10 goals in 31 league games last season, two of them coming in Waterford’s 3-1 win at Oriel Park in June.

Paddy Kirk spent three seasons at Dalymount

Elsewhere, Paddy Kirk has signed for Sligo Rovers, having spent the 2021 season with relegated side Longford Town.

The 23-year-old spent three years at Bohs before moving to the midlanders, and becomes the second new signing for the club after John Mahon signed a new contract.

Kirk said: "It's a great move for me. The opportunity to come to a club like Sligo Rovers was one I had to take really. I’m really looking forward to it.

"I met with Liam Buckley a couple of times and he told me how much he rated me and the attributes I had. He said he felt I could improve the team and that the most important thing was to have the most rounded team possible. He feels bringing me in will help it. It was a nice after a tough year to get that."

Liam Buckley said: "I think Paddy is a real talent. He broke in at Bohs as a teenager and did well there before joining at Longford. He joins us at a really good time and while last season was a difficult one for his club, Paddy showed the character and qualities he has.

"It’s a signing that strengthens us significantly. We want firstly a bigger squad and secondly greater balance this coming season. Paddy will bring that competition and equally we know other players, like Robbie McCourt or our other full-backs, can slot in elsewhere. That’s another positive of this signing because the four full-backs give us a degree of flexibility."

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