An attacking central midfielder he played his youth football with Dunmore Town and Lough Harps as well as in Dublin with Lucan United.
While with Lucan he represented Ireland at under-17 level.
The 17 year-old was signed for Rovers under-19 squad at the start of last season and was impressive in his nine games with goals scored against Finn Harps and Letterkenny Rovers.
Place gained a taste of first team action last year when he featured in the mid-season friendly against Motherwell.
His first senior appearance came when coming on as a sub against St. Pat's in Richmond Park in April.