McGinley 'delighted to be back' at Harps

Donegal club confirms another new signing

Niall McGinley

Niall McGinley (right) in action against Ryan Rainey when Harps met Bonagee United in the Knockalla Cup PICTURE: STEPHEN DOHERTY

Finn Harps have announced the return of midfielder Niall McGinley to Finn Park.

The 20-year- old Strabane man will be a familiar face to Harps fans, having come through the club's under-17 and under-19 squads, before making the step up to the first team in his first spell at the club.

He's back in time for the new 2021 Premier Division season following a year in the Irish League with Dungannon Swifts and Dergview.

Speaking to Harps media, McGinley said he was delighted to return to Finn Park.

“I’m delighted to be back, and looking forward to working with Ollie and Paul again. I’m hoping to have a strong season and for us to build on how the team finished last year.”

McGinley made his debut for Harps in a 1-0 victory over Galway United in Finn Park in May 2018. The midfielder was a regular in the squad as Harps won promotion that season, making 10 appearances and scoring one goal against Athlone Town. He made a further four appearances in the 2019 Premier Division campaign before departing the club.

Ollie Horgan said he is pleased to see the return of McGinley to the club following a year away: “Myself and Paul are happy to be welcoming Niall back into the squad. We know he’s a hard worker, and showed that to us at a young age, coming through the under-17 and under-19 squads and into the first team, and we expect more of the same work ethic from him over the coming year.”

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