17. Jarlath Jones

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The defender, from Monasterboice, joined the club after impressing on trial throughout pre-season.

Jones played at underage level for both Dundalk and Shelbourne before making the step up to first team football, joining Athlone in July of 2022.

Jarlath made his senior debut for Athlone as a substitute in the FAI Cup tie against Drogheda at Head in the Game Park in July before going on to play every minute in Athlone’s last nine games of the season.

He scored his first senior goal on the final day of the season, netting a fine free kick away to Waterford at the RSC.

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