St Pat's CEO, Richard Sadlier, last night confirmed that former underage Irish International Jason Gavin has signed a pre-contract with the Club.
Sadlier made the announcement on the MNS show on RTÉ2 with Gavin due to join the Saints at the end of the season. Gavin is currently at Drogheda United and also had a spell with Shamrock Rovers.
He previously played for English sides Middlesbrough and Bradford City, and also had loan spells at Hartlepool United, Grimsby Town and Huddersfield Town.
As a member of the Irish Under-18 team, he won the European Under-18 Championships in 1998 in Cyprus under Brian Kerr. He also played at the FIFA World Youth Championship finals in Nigeria in 1999.
Gavin signed for Shamrock Rovers at the start of the 2005 season and made his league debut on the opening day of the season on 18 March 2005. He made 19 appearances before a mid-season transfer to Drogheda United.