WATCH - Shamrock Rovers channel Paul Pogba with epic Jack Byrne reveal video

By David Donnelly

Shamrock Rovers announced the re-signing of Irish international Jack Byrne with an epic clip that channels Paul Pogba's famous video on returning to Manchester United.

The 25-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Hoops following an injury-hit spell away in Cyprus with APOEL.

And the Tallaght side delighted their social media followers with a short clip, echoing the one Man United produced when Pogba returned from Juventus.

The video sees Byrne in silhouette from various in the dressing room in Tallaght Stadium before the lights go up to reveal Byrne, who says the words: "I'm back."

Byrne was signed by Mick McCarthy for APOEL last December but was restricted to few appearances due to a back injury that required surgery before he opted out of his contract in August.

The 25-year-old had options in Europe and MLS in the United States but Rovers boss Stephen Bradley, who has been in touch with him regularly, won the race.

Byrne helped guide the Hoops to their first FAI Cup in 32 years in 2019 before following it up with the Premier Division title the following year.

The Ballybough man will be unveiled to the crowd tonight during the Hoops' final league game against Drogheda United, after which they'll be presented the league trophy.

“I speak to Jack regularly, I know he’s had a lot of interest from the last few months and we haven’t been one of them," said Bradley on Thursday morning.

“I’ve stayed away from that conversation with Jack to give him that respect and allow him to make a decision.

“The last few days with Jack, I’ve had really good conversations [and] I think he’s much clearer in his head with what he wants to do.

“If one of them is coming home, which I think it could well be, then we’re very interested in talking to him."


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