Transfer latest - SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division

12th December 2023

All the latest news from the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division transfer window

The 2023 season is barely over and Managers around the country have been preparing their 2024 squad with the new fixtures out this Friday. 

St. Patrick’s Athletic have made perhaps the biggest signing of the off-season so far with Ruairi Keating making the move from Cork City to Inchicore in a signal of Jon Daly’s intention for a title challenge in 2024. 

The Saints have followed up their 2023 Sports Direct Men’s FAI Cup win with the signings too of Brandon and Cian Kavanagh from Derry City. 

After a disappointing end to the 2023 season, Bohs have brought in Dayle Rooney after his fine season with Drogheda United after he notched up the second-highest amount of assists in the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division as well as that incredible goal at Richmond Park.

Shelbourne have been the busiest so far of the top-flight sides as Damien Duff has brought in Sean Gannon (Shamrock Rovers), Keith Ward (Dundalk), John Martin (Dundalk), Dean Williams (Bohemians), Lorcan Healy (UCD) and John O’Sullivan (Bohemians.) 

Shamrock Rovers’ moves for Lee Steacy from Cobh Ramblers and Cork City’s Josh Honohan represent their only incomings so far this year. 

Sligo Rovers made the early move for John Ross Wilson from Shebourne but have yet to bring in another new body outside of re-signings such as Niall Morahan and Will Fitzgerald. 

Drogheda United have also been busy with the new signing of Athlone Town’s Frantz Pierrot. The Haitian striker scored 20 times for the Midlanders last season and will be hoping to make the step up to the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division this year. 

With the signings of Andrew Quinn from Shelbourne and UCD’s Jack Keaney, Kevin Doherty will be hoping to improve once more in 2024 after a strong season last year. 

After missing out on the title last year, Derry City made an early move for Daniel Kelly from Dundalk and after the departures of Brandon and Kavanagh, they will be still looking for that striker that many believe could see them get over the line in 2024 as they look to go one better.