Thursday 22 August 2019

Finn Harps sign former Manchester United Under-21 captain

Ryan McConnell in action for Ireland
Ryan McConnell in action for Ireland

Finn Harps have signed former Manchester United Under-21 captain Ryan McConnell.

The Donegal men will enjoy life back in the Premier Division next season following promotion from Division One and defender McConnell will add a bit of class to Ollie Horgan's squad.

“I am delighted to have signed for Harps for the 2016 campaign,” McConnell, who was released from Old Trafford in June, told the club website.

“Everyone is still talking about the play-off win and there will be huge anticipation in the county about us playing in the Premier (Division) next year.”

Harps boss Horgan also confirmed that key players Kevin McHugh, Tony McNamee, Ciaran Coll and Gareth Harkin have all signed deals with the club.

“It was important to starting formulating the squad for next year so I am pleased that Gareth, Ciaran, Tony and Kevin have agreed to commit for the 2016 season,” said Horgan.

“It will be a big challenge for all of us to step up to Premier level, but I think supporters will be happy if the four lads give the same commitment and display the same quality as they did during our promotion campaign.

“Like all clubs we are presently talking to a number of players and we hope to announce further signings in the coming weeks.”

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