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Pat's tie down title winners

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS St Patrick's Athletic have started their team-building for next season's Champion's League campaign with Liam Buckley re-signing three key members of the title-winning squad.

Goalkeeper Brendan Clarke and midfielders Greg Bolger and Conan Byrne have all signed contract extensions, which is welcome news for Saints fans keen to see Buckley keep the bulk of the league winning squad at Richmond Park for next season.

Back-up keeper Rene Gilmartin had been the only player under contract for 2014.

Sligo Rovers have also been busy as keeper Gary Rogers and centre-half Gavin Peers have signed new deals.

Dundalk have also made progress, agreeing terms with keeper Peter Cherrie for next season.