Shelbourne snap up Dean Williams and Lorcan Healy for 2024 season
Premier Division outfit have snapped up the services of striker Dean Williams and goalkeeper Lorcan Healy from Bohemians and UCD respectively.
Williams, 23, has penned a one-year deal at Tolka Park after a stop-start campaign with the Gypsies under Declan Devine.
The Dubliner made 16 appearances for Bohs and netted on three occasions for them.
Williams’ most notable strike saw him score a late winner against Derry City earlier in the year.
“I was delighted to get the call from the manager,” Williams said after signing.
“He had a clear vision and huge ambition and it was an easy decision for me.
“I had a rough time last year, my first real injury but I’m back now and feeling great and really eager to show what I can do now at Shels.”
The former Longford Town, Bray Wanderers and Shamrock Rovers striker will also be joined by Healy in Drumcondra in 2024.
Healy, also 23, featured regularly with UCD over the last three seasons and made 85 appearances for them under Andy Myler.
The netminder will be hoping to battle with Conor Kearns for the No 1 jersey at Tolka Park next term.
“After spending the last four years playing for UCD, I am delighted that Lorcan has chosen us over other clubs,” Shels boss Damien Duff explained.
“We want our goalkeeping position to be competitive and Lorcan will make that happen with his many qualities and his drive.
“He has a lot of experience for one so young and he has all the attributes that we want in a keeper. Lastly, he is hungry, which must be a given in our dressing room.“
Meanwhile, Shels have confirmed that David Toure and Harry Fisk have both left the club.