OFFICIAL: Bohemians announce Shane Supple signing

The Dublin club have recruited the former Republic of Ireland youth international ahead of the second half of the SSE Airtricity League season

Bohemians have announced the signing of former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple.

The 29-year-old joins the SSE Airtricity League club from Leinster Senior League amateur outfit Crumlin United.

A native of Dublin, Supple began his professional career with Ipswich, where he remained for seven years and worked under the tutelage of Roy Keane among others.

During his time as an Ipswich player, Supple also had loan spells with Scottish team Falkirk and Oldham Athletic.

He represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level but retired in 2009, revealing that he had "fallen out of love" with football. 

"There is not one reason why I have made my decision, there are a number of factors," Supple told the official Ipswich Town website at the time.

"But deep down my heart is not in the game any more and I'm not going to go into work every day trying to convince myself that it is, so it's the right time for me to walk away.

"I suppose you could say that I have fallen out of love with the game and when that happens I've always said to myself that I wouldn't hang around."

As well as professional football, Supple is also an accomplished Gaelic footballer, playing for Dublin team St Brigid's and he is also a director of Irish Pro Keepers Academy.