We are delighted to announce the signing of Scottish goalkeeper Ross Munro.

The 23-year-old, who arrives on a permanent deal from Scottish Premiership club Ross County, is our fifth new arrival ahead of the 2024 SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division season.

A native of Inverness, Munro won the Challenge Cup with Ross County in 2019 and also picked up a Scottish League One winners medal during a loan spell at Raith Rovers a year later.

He made his top-flight league debut for Ross County against Dundee United in May 2022 and after starting all three of the Dingwall club’s League Cup group games last July, he has been on the bench for 19 of their Scottish Premiership games this campaign.

“I felt it was time for me to go, spread my wings and forge a career for myself and when Dundalk came in for me it was something I wanted to do straight away,” said Munro.

“They are one of the biggest clubs in Ireland and the ambition that Stephen (O’Donnell) has for this season and the years ahead is something that excites me.

New Dundalk FC goalkeeper Ross Munro. Picture: Ciaran Culligan

“I want to win stuff and play in Europe and from speaking to him, that is something I think I can do here.”

Munro will join up with fellow Scots Cameron Elliott, Jamie Walker and Darren Brownlie at Oriel Park and he said their presence was a big plus.

“We’re starting to take over!” he smiled. “It’s nice having a couple of Scots here and I played with Andy Boyle at Ross County a few years ago so that will make things easier.

“Our next pre-season game is on Friday week so that gives me time to get settled in and get to know the lads I’ll be playing with and their strengths. I’m just delighted it’s all done now and I’m looking forward to it.”

“Ross has been operating at a high level,” said Dundalk FC head coach Stephen O’Donnell. “He’s been Ross County’s number two in the Scottish Premiership and he’s had some good loan moves so we’re delighted to bring him to Dundalk.

“He has a similar profile to the players we have in our squad and talent-wise, and character-wise, he is the kind of player we want at Oriel Park going forward.

“There’s a good dynamic in the group and any players we bring in, we want them to add to that and Ross definitely will.”