Bluebell United moved to some real experience and quality to their squad before the transfer window shut on Sunday.
The reigning champions, who have a history of rehabilitating top talent as the likes of Keith Fahey, Brandon Meile and Ritche Towel proved have signed two players with League of Ireland and across the water previous.
Defender Ross Gaynor has signed alongside midfielder James O’Brien.
Gaynor began his career at Millwall and made six appearances for the first team before returning home to play for Cobh Ramblers. The defender then moved to Sporting Fingal before spells with Drogheda, Dundalk and Sligo, where he won the FAI Cup and the League title.
Former Avondale United manager John Caulfield then took Gaynor to Cork and he was part of the City side that twice finished runners up to Dundalk.
Linfield was the players next stop before he signed for Ardee last term. He now joins Andy Noonan at Bluebell.
O’Brien was one of those players who re found his feet at Bluebell two years ago and returns to the club from Shelbourne.
The player with 25 Bradford appearances to his name as also played for St Patrick’s Athletic, Longford Town, Athlone, Bohemians and Waterford in the League of Ireland.
He will now compete for one of three places in a talented Bluebell midfield.