Cherry Orchard manager Declan Hevey has made some eye catching additions to his squad over the Summer.
After securing promotion back to the top flight in 2016 the Ballyfermot club began to look at home in the top flight and may have been just some real experience away from being contenders.
However, losing the likes of Ryan Coombes to Bluebell, Aidan Rafferty to Firhouse Clover as well as some other departures hurt them and the young side failed to live up to its potential last season.
So this Summer the club have looked to add to the squad and have already confirmed a eight new names in the door.
Former St Kevin’s goalkeeper Ciaran Bizzell certainly brings experience to Elmdale having played for the likes of Glebe, Killester, Donnycarney and Drogheda United.
Another joining the set up with LOI experience on his CV is Adam O’Connor. The 23 year old defender has played for Shelbourne and signs after a brief stint with Longford Town.
One Hevey will be delighted with is the return of Rafferty, the midfielder, who on his day can be a creative force seems to have a good relationship with the manager and has played his best stuff in the red and black of The Orchard.
Aaron Sheehan is another midfielder the manager knows well and he returns along side Rafferty.
Mohamed Bukatara, comes from Dublin University, while Sven Biansumba, who has scored top flight goals for Leixlip and more recently Newbridge Town, also signs.
Hevey has also managed to secure the services of Yuta Sasaki and Alex O’Callaghan from Dublin Bus.
On another positive heart on his sleeve defender Gio Boccarossa returns after a season out injured.