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  • Tuesday December 15th, 2015 @ 13:46

Saints Re-sign O'Brien/Byrne & Add Dylan McGlade To 2016 Squad

St Patrick's Athletic can confirm the signing of midfielder Dylan McGlade and the re-signings of both Ger O'Brien and Conan Byrne ahead of the 2016 SSE Airtricity League season.

McGlade (20) joins the Saints having spent two season with First Division side Shelbourne and having previously been at Middlesbrough in England.

The Republic of Ireland youth international was also voted onto the PFAI First Division Team of the Year for 2015 after making 21 appearances for the Reds, scoring four goals.

Defender Ger O'Brien heads into his fifth season with the Saints having joined the club in 2012.

In his time with the Saints, the defender has won the SSE Airtricity League title (2013), while he has also captained the Saints to success in the FAI Cup, EA Sports Cup and President's Cup.

The defender's next appearance for the Saints will see him reach the 150 mark.

Winger Conan Byrne re-signs for Pat's having been at the club since 2013. Similar to teammate O'Brien, the midfielder has won a range of silverware at the club and in his time with the Inchicore club, Byrne has amassed 131 appearances and an impressive tally of 47 goals in all competitions.

Speaking to stpatsfc.com, Saints' manager Liam Buckley expressed his satisfaction to add three more players to his squad.

"We're delighted to have Ger and Conan back onboard for next season. They both work well together on the right side of midfield and are good pros.

They're both experienced players and are still hungry for more success so they're looking forward to the season ahead.


"Dylan McGlade is a really young, exciting talent and we feel he can blossom at St Pat's.

He had a terrific year for Shels last season and has experience from playing in England and with Ireland at underage level.

We've a number of young players at the club and we feel they can all develop at the club so we look forward to seeing Dylan play in Inchicore in 2016."

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