Paddy Barrett moved from St Patrick’s Athletic to Shelbourne before the start of the 2023 season.
A strong and imposing physical presence at the heart of the defence, Barrett’s experience will come as a significant boost to Damien Duff’s squad for the upcoming League of Ireland campaign.
The defender endured an injury-interrupted campaign in 2022, which curtailed his contribution to the Saints.
In 2021, the Waterford native was a key player as Pats won the FAI Cup, playing 28 games that season, including 24 starts.
Barrett counts Aberbeen, Dundee Utd, Waterford, Galway United, Dundalk, FC Cincinnati, Indy Eleven, and Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng among his previous club.
A proven winner, Barrett was part of the Dundalk title winning teams of 2015 and 2016, while finishing runners up in 2021 with St Pats.
The defender also has two FAI Cup winners medals from 2021 and 2015, while also winning the first division, the Leinster senior cup and the Presidents Cup.