Dundalk announce the signing of goalkeeper Ross Munro

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The 23-year-old has signed for the Lilywhites on a permanent deal ahead of the 2024 Premier Division season. 

Munro leaves Scottish Premiership Ross County and becomes Dundalk’s fifth signing during this transfer window. 

The signature of Munro is a welcome arrival for Dundalk fans as previous first choice Nathan Shepperd has left the club over the winter. 

The Inverness shot stopper struggled for game time at Ross County, only making three appearances in the Scottish League Cup this season. 

Speaking to the Dundalk media team, searching for regular first team was a part of the motivation to seek pastures new for the goalkeeper. 

“I felt it was time for me to go, spread my wings and forge a career for myself.” said Munro. 

“When Dundalk came in for me it was something I wanted to do straight away.

"I want to win stuff and play in Europe, and from speaking to him that is something I think I can do here.

They are one of the biggest clubs in Ireland and the ambition that Stephen O’Donnell has for this season and the years ahead is something that excites me". 

Munro is the fourth Scot in the Dundalk squad joining Cameron Elliiot, Jamie Walker, and Darren Brownlie. He’s also a former teammate of Andy Boyle after the pair played together at Ross County.

Head coach Stephen O’Donnell expressed his delight of capturing a keeper of Munro’s quality to the Louth side. 

“Ross has been operating at a high level. 

He’s been Ross County’s number two in the Scottish Premiership, and he’s had some good loan moves, so we’re delighted to bring him to Dundalk". 

Dundalk open their 2024 campaign with a trip to Tallaght Stadium to take on the 2023 champions Shamrock Rovers on February 16th