By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United are delighted to announce the signings of James Brown and Cian Kavanagh from Shelbourne.
The pair were a part of the Shels side who won the Leinster Senior Cup last season as well as finishing third in the First Division before losing to the Drogs in the play-offs.
Brown, a 20-year-old centre-back, was a member of Shels’ Under-19s before being called-up to the senior side in April 2016 by Drogs assistant manager Kevin Doherty.
The Dubliner was a regular at Tolka Park last season as he made 19 appearances, scoring once.
Adding competition to the Drogheda midfield in 2019 will be 22-year-old Kavanagh who joined Shelbourne last season from UCD.
The former Shamrock Rovers man scored in Shelbourne’s Leinster Senior Cup victory over the Boynesiders back in April as he made 18 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice.
The additions of Brown and Kavanagh brings Drogheda’s squad to 10 for the new season with more expected in the near future.