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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Signing

Last month
May 2023
# Incoming
Who have the Irish provinces signed ahead of next season?
Connacht have been busy, Munster have added two centres, and Ulster secured a world-class prop.
This year
# Analysis
How instinctive, creative Antoine Frisch has become a key man for Munster
The France native has helped to transform the southern province’s attack this season.
# Signing
Chelsea beat Arsenal to Mykhailo Mudryk on eight-year deal worth €100 million
The 22-year-old is in attendance at his new club’s Premier League game today.
Last year
# Signing
Bradford boss Mark Hughes hails signing of in-demand Bohemians defender
Ciaran Kelly has joined the League Two club and will make his debut in the New Year.
# Signing
Manchester United confirm €55 million signing of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax
The transfer is subject to a medical, player terms being finalised and UK visa requirements being met.
# Signing
Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara joins Aston Villa
The 22-year-old signed a five-year deal.
# free transfer
Former Man United star Nani is heading to Serie A
The Portuguese winger joins Venezia having left Orlando City in November.
All time
# make a mark
Duff's Shelbourne capture Finn Harps' 2021 Player of the Year
Mark Coyle is the Reds’ latest signing.
# Serie A
Tammy Abraham seals €40m transfer to link up with Mourinho at Roma
The Chelsea forward will wear the number nine shirt after being deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea.
# Gunners
Arsenal sign Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht
‘He is a very intelligent player who has shown great maturity in his performances during his development,’ says Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
# Like father...
Duncan Ferguson’s teenage son follows in his footsteps by signing for Newcastle
18-year-old former Everton and Tranmere striker Cameron Ferguson is one of three youngsters to join the Magpies’ Academy.
# second row
Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.
# Addition
Munster set to sign South African lock Jenkins ahead of next season
The 25-year-old won his single Springboks cap back in 2018.
# new recruit
Man United sign Dutch midfielder Van de Beek for a reported €40m
The 23-year-old joins from Ajax and is the Premier League club’s first summer arrival.
# Talent
Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood
The former striker described the 18-year-old as “scary” but is concerned about his progress.
# Big Addition
'I think I'm in the best place for him to bring me to a world-class level'
RG Snyman says head coach Johann van Graan was the key factor in attracting him to Munster.
# lamps
Timo Werner says Frank Lampard was the main reason for joining Chelsea
The prolific Germany striker has completed his £54million move from RB Leipzig.
# Magician
Premiership club Leicester Tigers have signed Harry Potter
Wallabies international lock Blake Enever will also join Geordan Murphy’s men.
# Transfer
Geordan Murphy's Leicester confirm signing of imposing wing Nemani Nadolo
The 32-year-old will join the Premiership club from Montpellier this summer.
# Signing
Chelsea confirm five-year deal for Ajax forward
Hakim Ziyech was described as “one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe” after finalising a contract with Chelsea.
# Gunners
Arsenal complete £27 million Saliba signing but defender loaned back to Saint-Etienne
The 18-year-old made 16 appearances for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 last season as the club finished fourth.
# Galacticos
Real Madrid complete €53 million signing of Lyon star defender Mendy
The 24-year-old has joined the La Liga giants on a six-year deal.
# Exiles
All Blacks wing Naholo joins SOB and Jackson in signing for London Irish
Declan Kidney welcomed the addition of a ‘top-class player.’
# Heading north
IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season
The 29-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this season with his native province.
# experience
Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter
The 29-year-old second row has won 14 caps for Australia.
Another good signing for Shelbourne as former Rovers defender Luke Byrne joins
The Reds are putting together a promising squad ahead of their 2019 First Division campaign.
# The Reds
Former Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon agrees deal to join Shelbourne
The promising 22-year-old has spent time with St Patrick’s Athletic and Glentoran since returning to Ireland.
# seagulls flying high
Statement of intent as Bray snap up Waterford captain and ex-Leeds midfielder Keegan
The 34-year-old Dubliner joins the Seagulls having spent two seasons at the RSC.
# communication needs
Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video
Lámh is Ireland’s version of Makaton.
# Transfer
Chelsea complete €65 million signing of Napoli star following appointment of Sarri
Italy international Jorginho has penned a five-year deal with the Blues, becoming Maurizio Sarri’s first signing for the club.
# Concertina
'One thing's for sure - we are desperately keen for Ulster to be strong'
Joe Schmidt and the IRFU understand that Ulster need an out-half
# Transfer
Leinster close in on Wallabies international Joe Tomane
The Montpellier man has been primarily used as a centre in the last two seasons.
# IQ
Munster set to sign Irish-qualified fullback Mike Haley from Sale Sharks
It’s understood that the IRFU’s IQ Rugby branch has played a central role in the move.
# Signing
Bohs beat Shamrock Rovers to Leeds United youngster
The two clubs play each other tomorrow night and both were chasing Eoghan Stokes.
# Shooting hoops
Shamrock Rovers snap up former Sheffield Utd and Ireland underage winger for 2018
‘He’s exactly what we need and the right fit for us.’
# Signing
Celtic snap up experienced German defender from RB Leipzig
Marvin Compper has swapped the RB Leipzig bench for Scottish champions Celtic and will join his new team-mates in January.
# Candystripes
Promising Ireland U21 and former Aston Villa midfielder links up with Derry City
Rory Hale has signed on a one-year deal from Galway United.
# Done Deal
Manchester United confirm Nemanja Matic signing
The 28-year old signs from Chelsea.
# Signing
Cork City announce signing of highly-rated local defender
John Caulfield makes preparations as Kevin O’Connor and Ryan Delaney could depart Turners Cross this season.
# Sporting Memories
The child that inspired THAT Bebeto celebration has joined Portuguese club Sporting
Mattheus Oliveira was the inspiration for the iconic Brazilian celebration at the 1994 World Cup.