Paul Skinner signs for second spell with Drogheda

Tue, Jan 02 2018

Credit: Eddie Lennon

Drogheda United increased their 2018 squad to thirteen players with the signing of goalkeeper Paul Skinner.


This will be Skinner’s second spell with the Boynesiders, having first joined them following his return from Scotland where he had spent three years at Celtic.


Skinner signed for Paul Doolin's Drogheda in the summer of 2008, making his debut in a Setanta Cup fixture against Cork and playing three league games before the season ended.


He stayed at Drogheda for the next two seasons, making 33 league and cup appearances before leaving to sign for former Drogheda manager Alan Mathews at Shelbourne.


He made ten appearances for Shelbourne in 2011 as they were promoted to the Premier Division and was also an unused substitute in their FAI Cup final defeat to Sligo.


Skinner left Shelbourne following the 2012 season after making just six league appearances and signed for Athlone Town where he played 23 games for Athlone as they won the 2013 First Division title.


He re-signed with Athlone in 2014 and played sixteen league games before losing his place to Ryan Coulter.


After leaving Athlone, Skinner joined Longford Town and made 17 appearances as they finished sixth in the Premier Division.


In 2016, he re-signed with Longford and made 19 league appearances as they were relegated to the First Division.


He again signed back with Longford in 2017 as they finished fifth in the First Division before leaving the club at the end of season.


The 28 year-old now re-joins the club that he began his League of Ireland career at, becoming Drogheda’s thirteenth signing ahead of the 2018 season.