DEFENDER Aidan Price is ready for a new challenge after leaving behind the chance of Champions League football for a possible relegation battle with Bohemians next season.
Bohs only avoided the relegation playoff on the last day of the 2013 season and boss Owen Heary has been working over the close season to build a squad for the new term. Keeper Lee Murphy (Shelbourne), midfielders Craig Walsh (UCD) and Paddy Kavanagh (Derry City) have already been signed up while Bohs are also hopeful of bringing veteran striker Jason Byrne back to the club from Bray Wanderers.
But Heary has also secured the services of ex-Bohs man Price for 2014, the 31-year-old returning to Dalymount Park after two seasons with St Patrick's Athletic.
Price (above) was part of the Saints squad which won the Premier Division title last season but he was unable to get regular first team football, as boss Liam Buckley used the central defensive pairing of Kenny Browne and Conor Kenna for most of the campaign.
Kenna has since left, moving to Shamrock Rovers, but Price has also opted to leave Richmond Park and rejoin Bohs, where he spent the 2011 season under Pat Fenlon.
Bohs have also re-signed a large chunk of last season's squad with players like Anto Murphy, Roberto Lopes, Dean Delany, Dave Mulcahy, Andy Mulligan, Karl Moore, Keith Buckley and Dinny Corcoran agreeing new deals. Bohs have lost left back Luke Byrne to Shamrock Rovers.
HARPS APPOINT HORGAN AS BOSS
FINN HARPS have turned to former Galway United man Ollie Horgan to help revive the club's fortunes after he was appointed as their new manager.
Harps fans are trying to forget the 2013 season as the side finished third from bottom in Division One, 24 points behind champions Athlone Town, and boss Peter Hutton stepped down from his Finn Park role before the end of the season, Hutton subsequently going on to link up with his old club Derry City as Roddy Collins' assistant. And now Harps have unveiled Horgan as their new boss for 2014.
Horgan made his name as a player with hometown club Galway United but he has been based in Donegal for a number of years, coaching Fanad United.