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Saint Gary is on the goal trail


Gary Shaw. Photo: Sportsfile

Gary Shaw. Photo: Sportsfile

Gary Shaw. Photo: Sportsfile

New signing Gary Shaw has vowed to deliver goals for St Patrick's Athletic following his cross-city move from Shamrock Rovers.

Earlier this week, Kildare native Shaw confirmed that his three-year spell at Rovers was over and St Pat's wasted no time in making a move for the 26-year-old.

He is the first new signing made by boss Harry Kenny, with more arrivals on the way as the Saints look to improve next season on a fifth-place finish in 2018.

"It's great to get the deal done, Harry contacted me and it was an easy decision," says Shaw.


"I am one of the more experienced players now, this is my 10th season in the league so I have plenty of experience behind me.

"The way Pat's play they get crosses in and get the ball into the striker and it's the ideal club for me to be at, the style suits me and I really think I can score a lot of goals," he added.

Dublin rivals Bohemians have lost three members of last season's squad as JJ Lunney, Dan Casey, Ian Morris and Dan Byrne have all departed but there was a boost as assistant Trevor Croly has signed a new contract which keeps him on board as Keith Long's No 2.

Meanwhile, Cork City's Steven Beattie is off to the USA as he has hooked up with Chattanooga Red Wolves, where Eamon Zayed will be a team-mate.