Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signing of left-back Darragh Leahy from Coventry City.
A product of St Kevin’s Boys, the 19-year-old joined the Sky Blues in 2015.
During his time with Coventry, Leahy won eight Ireland under-19 caps, scoring three goals, and captained his country in a friendly against Slovakia in February.
And after loan spells with Nuneaton Town, the Swords man decided it was time to return home.
Welcoming Leahy to the club, manager Keith Long said: “Darragh started pre-season with the lads the other day and I am looking forward to working with him.
“It’s a big adjustment to senior football but he has a good pedigree and has had a good schooling with St Kevin’s.
“Left-back was a position where we needed to strengthen and we’ve had an agreement in principle with him for a few weeks now.
“He’s a left-back but is also comfortable playing at centre-back too if needs be.”
Following the sale of midfielder Fuad Sule to Barnet earlier this week, Long now has 23 players under contract at Bohemians for next season: Oscar Brennan, Dan Byrne, Dan Casey, Dinny Corcoran, Rob Cornwall, Kevin Devaney, Philip Gannon, Jamie Hamilton, Paddy Kavanagh, Paddy Kirk, Darragh Leahy, JJ Lunney, Cristian Magerusan, Colin McCabe, Karl Moore, Eoghan Morgan, Ian Morris, Derek Pender, Shane Supple, Ryan Swan, Warren O’Hora, Keith Ward, John Ross Wilson.
Meanwhile, Bohemians have provisionally arranged the following pre-season friendlies:
Tuesday January 23rd: Drogheda Utd v Bohemians (United Park, 7.45pm)
Friday January 26th: Bohemians v Finn Harps (Venue TBC, 7.45pm)
Tuesday January 30th: Bohemians v Longford Town (AUL Complex, 7.45pm)
Friday February 9th: Galway United v Bohemians (Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm)
Please note that kick-off times and venues are subject to change and also require approval from the FAI.