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League of Ireland: All of the confirmed signings in the Premier and First Division ahead of the 2022 season

League of Ireland transfer tracker

An interesting League of Ireland season awaits after some big transfers.

The League of Ireland is just weeks away from making its long-awaited return, and there are many squads still taking shape ahead of the new season.

So far, there have been a number of eye-catching moves made, including Jack Byrne’s return to Shamrock Rovers, and Michael Duffy’s move home to Derry City from Dundalk.

In addition, notable departures include Ross Tierney’s to Motherwell, while Daniel Cleary and Daniel O’Reilly have also both made the move to Scotland, joining St Johnstone and Hamilton Academical respectively.

Ross Tierney

Elsewhere, it has also been an interesting off-season on the managerial front, with Dundalk, St Patrick’s Athletic, Shelbourne, Longford Town, Waterford and Athlone all changing managers.

Of those, Damien Duff is the most notable, with the former Premier League winner, and Irish international taking charge of newly-promoted Shelbourne.

As a result, many clubs have been forced into changing around their squads, as is typical in the League of Ireland off-season.

Shamrock Rovers

And Pundit Arena have you covered for all the transfer news confirmed so far in our League of Ireland transfer tracker, with all the ins, outs, and re-signings below.

A live-blog can also be found, with many more transfer stories to break ahead of the new season, set to begin next month.

Last updated 27th January, 13.50.

League of Ireland Transfer Tracker: Premier Division.


In: Kris Twardek (FK Senica), Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Dundalk), Max Murphy (Shamrock Rovers), Tadgh Ryan (Treaty United), Jordan Doherty (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Grant Horton (Cheltenham Town – loan), Ryan Cassidy (Watford – loan), JJ McKiernan (Watford – loan).

Out: Keith Ward (Dundalk), Anto Breslin (St Patrick’s Athletic), Rob Cornwall (Northern Colorado Hailstorm), Keith Buckley, Stephen McGuinness (Bray Wanderers), Ross Tierney (Motherwell), Jack Moylan (Shelbourne), Bastien Hery (Finn Harps), Andy Lyons (Shamrock Rovers).

Ross Tierney PA

Re-signed: Liam Burt, Ali Coote, Dawson Devoy, Rory Feely, James Finnerty, Ciarán Kelly, Conor Levingston, Stephen Mallon, Jamie Mullins, James Talbot, Tyreke Wilson, Promise Omochere.

Derry City

In: Michael Duffy (Dundalk), Will Patching (Dundalk), Cameron Dummigan (Dundalk), Brian Maher (Bray Wanderers), Brandon Kavanagh (Shamrock Rovers), Patrick McEleney (Dundalk), Shane McEleney (Finn Harps).

Out: Will Fitzgerald (Sligo Rovers), Ronan McKinley (Ballinamallard), Caolan McLaughlin (Institute – loan), Patrick Ferry (Ballinamallard -loan), Bastien Hery (end of loan), Jack Le Moignan (Ards – loan).

Michael Harris

Re-signed: James Akintunde, Brendan Barr, Ronan Boyce, Ciaran Coll, Jack Lemoignan, Patrick Ferry, Nathan Gartside, Michael Glynn, Ciaron Harkin, Jamie McGonigle, Cameron McJannet, Caoimhin McLaughlin, Evan McLaughlin, Danny Lafferty, Joe Thomson, Gerard Storey, Eoin Toal.

Drogheda United

In: Dylan Grimes (Longford Town), Dayle Rooney (Shelbourne), Adam Foley (Finn Harps), Evan Weir (Maynooth University Town), Dean Williams (Shamrock Rovers), Darragh Nugent (Shamrock Rovers), Andrew Quinn (Dundalk), Ryan Brennan (Shelbourne), Georgie Poynton (Shelbourne), Keith Cowan (Dungannon Swifts), Sean Roughan (Lincoln City – loan), Sam Long (Lincoln City).

Out: Jake Hyland, Conor Kane (Shelbourne), Daniel O’Reilly (Hamilton Academical), Dinny Corcoran (Wexford), Mark Doyle (St Patrick’s Athletic), Jordan Adeyemo (Galway United), Hugh Douglas (Bray Wanderers), Joe Redmond (St Patrick’s Athletic), James Brown (Blackburn Rovers), Killian Phillips (Crystal Palace).

Re-signed: Chris Lyons, Gary Deegan, Dane Massey, Luke Heeney, Darragh Markey, Colin McCabe, James Clarke, Charles Mutawe, Mohamed Boudiaf, Mark Hughes.


In: Sam Bone (St Patrick’s Athletic), John Mountney (St Patrick’s Athletic), John Martin (Waterford), Keith Ward (Bohemians), Paul Doyle (UCD), Robbie Benson (St Patrick’s Athletic), Nathan Shepperd (Brentford), Joe Adams (Brentford), Dan Williams (Swansea City – loan), Mark Connolly (Dundee United – loan).

Out: Michael Duffy (Derry City), Patrick McEleney (Derry City), Cameron Dummigan (Derry City), Daniel Cleary, Sean Murray (Glentoran), Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Bohemians), Sonni Nattestad, Cameron Yates, Han Jeongwoo.

Michael Duffy Derry City

Re-signed: Patrick Hoban, Daniel Kelly, Andy Boyle, Darragh Leahy, David McMillan, Peter Cherrie, Greg Sloggett, Ryan O’Kane, Mayowa Animasahun, Brian Gartland, Mark Hanratty.

League of Ireland Transfer Tracker: Premier Division.

Jack Byrne Shamrock Rovers

Finn Harps

In: Jesse Devers, Conor Tourish (Letterkenny Rovers), Rob Slevin (Cork City), Jose Carrillo (FK Senica), Regan Donelon (Sligo Rovers), Bastien Hery (Bohemians), Yoyo Mahdy (Shelbourne), Erol Erdal Alkan (Usakspor).

Out: Sean Boyd (Shelbourne), Mark Coyle (Shelbourne), Will Seymore, Tunde Owolabi (St Patrick’s Athletic), Conor Barry (Wexford), Shane McEleney (Derry City).

Re-signed: Barry McNamee, Ryan Rainey, David Webster, Ryan Connolly, Mark McGinley, Ethan Boyle, Mark Timlin.

Shamrock Rovers

In: Jack Byrne (Unattached), Andy Lyons (Bohemians).

Jack Byrne next move

Out: Darragh Nugent (Drogheda United – loan), Dean Williams (Drogheda United), Max Murphy (Bohemians), Adam Wells (Wexford -loan), Dean McMenamy (Longford Town – loan), Killian Cahill (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jordan Tallon (Wexford), Dylan Duffy (UCD), Alex Dunne (UCD), Alex Moody (Wexford).

Re-signed: Alan Mannus, Leon Pohls, Sean Gannon, Sean Hoare, Lee Grace, Roberto Lopes, Barry Cotter, Sean Kavanagh, Sean Carey, Darragh Nugent, Gary O’Neill, Chris McCann, Neil Farrugia, Ronan Finn, Dylan Watts, Danny Mandroiu, Richie Towell, Conan Noonan, Graham Burke, Aaron Greene, Rory Gaffney, Aidomo Emakhu.


In: Aodh Dervin (Longford Town), Conor Kane (Drogheda United), Sean Boyd (Finn Harps), Mark Coyle (Finn Harps), Daniel Hawkins (Finn Harps), Jack Moylan (Bohemians), Aaron O’Driscoll (Mansfield Town), Lewis Webb (Swansea City – loan), Sean McSweeney (Treaty United).

Out: Jack Brady (Treaty United), Ryan Brennan (Drogheda United), Dayle Rooney (Drogheda United), Ally Gilchrist (Cork City), Georgie Poynton (Drogheda United), Michael O’Connor (Glentoran), Denzil Fernandes (Treaty United), Yassine En-Neyah (Waterford), Yoyo Mahdy (Finn Harps), Eric Molloy (Longford Town), Alex Nolan (UCD).

Damien Duff Jose Mourinho

Re-signed: Brendan Clarke, JR Wilson, Luke Byrne, Shane Farrell, JJ Lunney, Brian McManus, David Toure, Colm Cox, Gavin Molloy.

Sligo Rovers

In: Will Fitzegerald (Derry City), Paddy Kirk (Longford Town), Karl O’Sullivan (Finn Harps), Aidan Keena (Falkirk).

Out: Romeo Parkes, Johnny Kenny (Celtic), Luke McNicholas (Cliftonville – loan), Regan Donelon (Finn Harps), John Mahon (St Johnstone).

Re-signed: Lewis Banks, Kailin Barlow, Shane Blaney, Greg Bolger, Garry Buckley, Mark Byrne, David Cawley, Colm Horgan, Seamas Keogh, John Mahon, Adam McDonnell, Ed McGinty, Robbie McCourt, Niall Morahan, Conor Walsh, Richard Brush, Conor Walsh, Kailin Barlow.

St. Patrick’s Athletic

In: Anto Breslin (Bohemians), Mark Doyle (Drogheda United), Tunde Owolabi (Finn Harps), Joe Redmond (Drogheda United), Eoin Doyle (Bolton Wanderers), Jack Scott (Wolves – loan), Adam O’Reilly (Preston North End – loan), Tom Grivosti (Ross County), James Abankwah (Udinese – loan).

Out: Sam Bone (Dundalk), Robbie Benson (Dundalk), John Mountney (Dundalk), Lee Desmond (Sacramento Republic), Alfie Lewis (Plymouth Argyle), Thomas Lonergan (UCD), James Abankwah (Udinese).

St Patrick's Athletic Cup Final

Re-signed: Chris Forrester, Ian Bermingham, Billy King, Jason McClelland, Paddy Barrett, Darragh Burns, James Abankwah, Ben McCormack, Kian Corbally, Josh Keeley, Sam Curtis, Jamie Lennon, Adam Murphy, Ronan Coughlan, Ben Curtis.


In: Alex Dunne (Shamrock Rovers), Dylan Duffy (Shamrock Rovers), Thomas Lonergan (St Patrick’s Athletic), Alex Nolan (Shelbourne).

Out: Paul Doyle (Dundalk).

Re-signed: N/A.

Colm Whelan

League of Ireland Transfer Tracker: First Division.

Athlone Town

In: N/A.

Out: James Doona (Cork City), Dylan Hand (Warrenpoint Town), Daniel McKenna (Warrenpoint Town), Kurtis Byrne (Bray Wanderers), Aidan Friel (Wexford), Conor Barry (end of loan), Adam Wixted (Warrenpoint Town), Stephen Meaney.

Re-signed: Michael Schlingermann, Derek Daly, Shane Barnes, Glen McAuley.

Bray Wanderers

In: Rob Manley (Longford Town), Hugh Douglas (Drogheda United), Kurtis Byrne (Athlone Town), Paul Fox (Wexford), Oscar Brennan, Stephen McGuinness (Bohemians), Callum Thompson (Longford Town), Daniel Blackbyrne (Cabinteely), Ben Feeney (Cabinteely, Zak O’Neill (Cabinteely), Kevin Knight (Cabinteely), Conor Knight (Cabinteely), Vilius Labutis (Cabinteely), Keith Dalton (Cabinteely), Jack Hudson (Cabinteely), Eoin Massey (Cabinteely), Kieran Marty Waters (Cabinteely), Eoin McPhillips (Cabinteely), Dean Casey (Cabinteely), Dean Zambra (Longford Town), Michael Kelly (Longford Town).

Bray Wanderers

Out: Brian Maher (Derry City), Ryan Graydon (Longford Town), Sam Verdon (Longford Town), Dylan Barnett (Longford Town), Darren Craven (Longford Town), Daniel Jones (Longford Town), Luka Lovic (Wexford).

Re-signed: Conor Clifford, Darragh Lynch, Sean Callan.

Cobh Ramblers

In: Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh (Cork City), Breandan Frahill (Cobh Wanderers), Luke Desmond (Cork City), Issa Kargbo (Cork City), Sean McGrath (Cork City), Jack Larkin, Dale Holland (Cork City).

Out: Lee Devitt (Treaty United), Ian Turner (Retired).

Re-signed: Jason Abbott, Sean Barron, Jake Hegarty, Pierce Phillips, Nathan O’Connell, Danny O’Connell, Ciaran Griffin, James McCarthy, John Kavanagh, Ben O’Riordan, Conor Drinan, Justin Eguaibor, Fionn Duggan, Alex Hill, Darryl Walsh, Breadan Frahill, Sean McGrath.

Cork City

In: Ally Gilchrist (Shelbourne), James Doona (Athlone Town), Jimmy Corcoran (Wexford), Kevin O’Connor (Shelbourne), Ruairi Keating (Galway United), Barry Coffey (Celtic – loan).

Out: Steven Beattie, Gearoid Morrissey, Rob Slevin (Finn Harps), Luke Desmond (Cobh Ramblers), Issa Kargbo (Cobh Ramblers), Sean McGrath (Cobh Ramblers), Dale Holland (Cobh Ramblers).

Re-signed: Darragh Crowley, Josh Honohan, Uniss Kargbo, Ronan Hurley, Cian Murphy, Cian Bargary, Cian Coleman, Aaron Bolger, Jonas Hakkinen, Gordon Walker, Dylan McGlade, Alec Byrne, Cathal Heffernan, George Heaven, Mark McNulty, Mark O’Mahony.

League of Ireland Transfer Tracker: First Division.

First Division Fixtures

Galway United

In: Jordan Adeyemo (Drogheda United), Diego Portilla (CD Atletico Paso), Manu Dimas (CF Union Viera).

Out: Ruairi Keating (Cork City), Joe Gorman, Mikey Place (Ballymena United), Luke Dennison (Longford Town – end of loan).

Re-signed: Killian Brouder, Stephen Walsh, David Hurley, Francely Lomboto, Mikie Rowe, Conor O’Keeffe, Conor Kearns, Conor McCormack, Dean O’Shea, Alex Murphy, Wilson Waweru, Ronan Manning, Shane Doherty, Ben Molloy, Liam Corcoran.

Longford Town

In: Ryan Graydon (Bray Wanderers), Sam Verdon (Bray Wanderers), Dylan Barnett (Bray Wanderers), Darren Craven (Bray Wanderers), Daniel Jones (Bray Wanderers), Dean McMenamy (Shamrock Rovers – loan), Eric Molloy (Shelbourne).

Longford Town Gary Cronin

Out: Rob Manley (Bray Wanderers), Joe Manley (Wexford), Aodh Dervin (Shelbourne), Aaron Dobbs (Wexford), Conor David (Wexford), Aaron O’Driscoll, Dylan Grimes (Drogheda United), Dean Byrne (Hardwicke), Dean Williams (end of loan), Darragh Nugent (end of loan), Paddy Kirk (Sligo Rovers), Callum Thompson (Bray Wanderers), Aaron McNally (ODU University), Dean Zambra (Bray Wanderers), Michael Kelly (Bray Wanderers), Aaron McCabe.

Re-signed: Karl Chambers, Lee Steacy, Ben Lynch, Shane Elworthy, Aaron Robinson, Callum Warfield, Mick McDonnell, Matthew O’Brien, Luke Dennison.

Treaty United

In: Jack Brady (Shelbourne), Denzil Fernandes (Shelbourne), Lee Devitt (Cobh Ramblers), Enda Curran.

Out: Tadgh Ryan (Bohemians), Matthew McKevitt (Peake Villa), Sean McSweeney (Shelbourne).

First Division playoffs

Re-signed: Willie Armshaw, Callum McNamara, Sean Guerins, Kieran ‘Red’ Hanlon, Charlie Fleming, Dean George, Mark Walsh, Joel Coustrain, Stephen Christopher, Matt Keane, Conor Melody, Joe Collins, Marc Ludden, Jack Lynch.


In: Yassine En-Neyah (Shelbourne), Kilian Cantwell (Athlone Town).

Out: John Martin (Dundalk), Kyle Cooke (Chippenham Town).

waterford fc league of ireland

Re-signed: Eddie Nolan, George Forrest, Jeremie Milambo, Niall O’Keeffe, Junior Quitirna, Phoenix Patterson, Cian Kavanagh, Ronaldo Green, Paul Martin, Shane Griffin, Brian Murphy, Darragh Power, Tumnise Sobowale.


In: Dinny Corcoran (Drogheda United), Conor Davis (Longford Town), Aidan Friel (Athlone Town), Conor Barry (Finn Harps), Len O’Sullivan (Bohemians), Joe Manley (Longford Town), Aaron Dobbs (Longford Town), Paul Hunt, Adam Wells (Shamrock Rovers – loan), Mitchell Byrne (Cabinteely), Jordan Tallon (Shamrock Rovers), Alex Moody (Shamrock Rovers).

Out: Paul Fox (Bray Wanderers), Jimmy Corcoran (Cork City).

Re-signed: Lorcan Fitzgerald, Conor Crowley, Paul Cleary, Harry Groome, Thomas Considine, Kevin McEvoy, Jack Doherty, Evan Farrell, Luke Scanlon, .

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