Born: 1999
Position: Forward

John Martin from Dundalk.

The 24-year-old attacker was a key player for the Louth outfit in 2023, making 32 appearances in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

Martin scored six goals for Dundalk last season and one in particular will be fresh in the mind of Shels fans, as it came against the Reds in a 1-1 draw at Oriel Park.

Prior to joining Dundalk Martin played with Waterford. A technical and pacey forward, Martin has been capped at underage level for the Republic of Ireland.

Damien Duff, Shelbourne FC Head Coach said: “With so much attacking talent leaving the club during this window, it is imperative that we replace it. John has been an attacking force in this league for a few years now. I love his hunger to score goals and win games. On top of his pace, power and technical ability, he has a great presence on the pitch too. He will fit in brilliantly with the players and our culture.”

John Martin said: “Absolutely delighted to be signing for Shelbourne. It’s a massive club with a big

history and they’re coming off the back of a couple of great years so it’s in a great place

right now. I can’t wait to work with the staff and the lads and hope I can add to the huge quality that’s already in the squad. It’s one of the best fanbases in the country and I can’t wait to get out and play in

front of them. After making the cup final and reaching Europe in the last two years the natural progression will be for us to compete for trophies now and I fully believe we will so I can’t wait to get started”