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A busy day for Bohemians as they announce a litany of signings for next season
Keith Long is piecing together his plans for the 2018 campaign.

BOHEMIANS HAVE RAMPED up their preparations for the 2018 season by announcing a litany of signings.

Midfielder Keith Ward has re-signed for next year and will look to build on an excellent campaign that saw him contribute five league goals, including a hat-trick against Drogheda United.

Meanwhile, the Gypsies have also brought in JJ Lunney from St. Patrick’s Athletic.

The 19-year-old, who was previously with Preston before moving to Inchicore and whose been capped at international level at a variety of age-groups, was a long-term target for manager Keith Long and he’s glad that he’s finally got his man.

“We tried to bring him in before but unfortunately JJ had already committed to St Pat’s,” Long said.

“He is a player who is going to give us great energy in midfield. He can play in the middle or on the wing and he’s a left-footer. He’s an excellent young player and is exactly the type of player we want to recruit to the club.”

JJ Lunney with Sean Houston Morgan Treacy; ©INPHO / Morgan Treacy/INPHO New Bohemians signing JJ Lunney (right), in action for St. Patrick's Athletic last season. Morgan Treacy; ©INPHO / Morgan Treacy/INPHO / Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Also promoted to the senior ranks for next season are Eoghan Morgan and Cristian Magerusan.

19-year-old midfielder Morgan was crucial as Graham Lawlor’s side won the SSE Airtricity League U19 title and has made the step up as a result. He featured for Long’s team on a number of occasions last term, making a league debut against Dundalk in July.

18-year-old Magerusan, who’s from Romania, has been training with the club since the start of the year but Bohs had to wait for international clearance before completing the signing.

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