Shamrock Rovers F.C. is delighted to announce that Josh Honohan has joined the club ahead of the 2024 season.

At 22, and capable of playing in a number of positions, Josh Honohan will join up with the squad in December as we embark on pre-season for another big year ahead. 

“We’ve watched Josh for some time. We’ve really liked him and monitored him for a number of months and we started conversations a while back. Josh is one who fits our profile of what we’re looking for, we think he has a really high ceiling and we feel that we can help him reach that. He’s got really good attributes, we feel he can only improve by coming to Rovers. So we’ll help him and he’ll help us.”

“Josh can play anywhere, he’s a sort of Liam Scales type player in that he can play wing-back or centre-back. He just plays the game, he can use both feet naturally which helps as well. So, he’s very comfortable playing as a wing-back or centre-back. We’ll mould him into what we see as his best position as time goes on.  But as I say, Josh is one we’ve liked for quite some time.”

head coach Stephen Bradley

Josh Honohan Bio

Josh (22) moved to Cork City’s academy from Carrigaline United in 2018. He started out with the Under 17s and Under 19s before signing his first professional contract in August 2019.

That deal led to appearances on the bench for Premier Division fixtures against Sligo Rovers and Waterford, and he made his senior debut against the Blues at Turner’s Cross in September 2019. Josh only played once for the first team in 2020 and that was a 3-2 victory over Midleton in the semi-finals of the Munster Senior Cup at Bishopstown. The First Division allowed the defender to develop under Colin Healy and led to a call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21s in October 2021. A month later, Josh signed a new deal with City for the 2022 First Division title winning season in which he scored two goals in 17 league appearances.

Last year, he started 32 of City’s 36 league games as they reached the FAI Cup semi-finals but ultimately suffered relegation in the play-off final with Waterford.