Champions St Patrick’s Athletic have signed Derek Foran ahead of the 2014 Airtricity League season.

Foran spent last season at Shamrock Rovers but has returned to Inchicore, the place where he began his League of Ireland career.

The 24-year-old central defender has had previous spells with Bray Wanderers, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk.

“Great to be back where it all started,” tweeted Foran.

Elsewhere, Shane O'Connor and Adam Mitchell have re-signed for Bray Wanderers, while Adam Hanlon has also returned to the Carlisle Grounds having played with Bray during the 2012 season.