The summer transfer window officially opened in the SSE Airtricity League and a number of clubs have already made some high-profile signings. As you've probably had a busy Monday, you might have missed some of the big news from around the league so
The summer transfer window officially opened in the SSE Airtricity League and a number of clubs have already made some high-profile signings.
As you've probably had a busy Monday, you might have missed some of the big news from around the league so here are all the moves you might have missed!
1. Dundalk snap up Georgie Kelly from UCD
SSE Airtricity League leaders Dundalk have signed exciting young forward Georgie Kelly from First Division leaders UCD AFC.
The 21-year old striker is currently the top-scorer in the First Division with 14 goals this season and has now signed for the Lilywhites to bolster their forward options.
Stephen Kenny's side face Levadia Tallinn in the UEFA Europa League this month and Kelly is set to compete with the Premier Division top-scorer Patrick Hoban for a starting spot at Oriel Park.
2. Lilywhites also announce the return of Patrick McEleney
Dundalk have announced the return of midfielder Patrick McEleney from Oldham Athletic on a three-and-a-half year contract.
The Derry-native returns to Oriel Park having signed for the Lancashire club in January. The Latics were relegated from League One last season and McEleney has returned to the club where he scored 15 goals in all competitions in 2017.
Dundalk confirmed the signature this morning and tweeted a picture of him and Georgie Kelly training with the Lilywhites today.
3. Shelbourne bring in former Sligo striker Moorhouse
SSE Airtricity League First Division side Shelbourne have signed former Sligo Rovers striker Greg Moorhouse.
Sligo announced the striker's departure from the Showgrounds on Sunday having scored just one goal in the league for the Bit o'Red this season.
Owen Heary was quick to act and have now signed the striker to strengthen their forward options as the Tolka Park club hope to continue their push for promotion this season.
Owen Heary has today completed the signing of striker @GregMoorhouse11 from @sligorovers at the opening of the July transfer window. We’d like to welcome Greg to @shelsfc and wish him every success as he helps us get back to the Premier Division. #WeAreShels pic.twitter.com/2EhaOOcSKB— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) July 2, 2018
4. Derry City sign defender Danny Seaborne
Derry City have announced the signing of former Patrick Thistle and Coventry City defender Danny Seaborne.
The 31-year old signs on a free transfer having been released by League Two side Exeter City in May having formerly played for Southampton and Hamilton Academical.
5. St. Pats snap up former stopper Brendan Clarke
St. Patrick's Athletic have announced the signing of former goalkeeper Brendan Clarke.
Clarke rejoins the club after he left SSE Airtricity League Premier Division club Limerick after the 2-1 win over Bray Wanderers on Friday.
The Dublin club also announced earlier today the departure of American goalkeeper Tyson Farago.