Finn Harps snap up Conor Barry from Galway United

Tue, Jan 05 2021

Premier Division Finn Harps have unveiled the signing of Conor Barry from Galway United ahead of the 2021 campaign.

The former Athlone Town and Galway star becomes Harps’ second new recruit of the off-season along with Ryan Rainey.

Barry played under Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan at Irish schoolboys’ level and is relishing his latest stint playing under Horgan at Finn Park.

“I’m delighted to sign for the club,” the 25-year-old told Harps’ media team. “I’ve known Ollie a long time, since my Irish Schoolboys days and have been hoping to get back into the Premier for a while.

“I watched a lot of Harps last year. I’d be good friends with Stephen Folan and Ryan Connolly so wanted to keep an eye on them and how they were doing.

“There were some very strong performances towards the end of the season and it’s something I’m excited to be a part of.”

He added: “Ollie played me up front with the Irish Schoolboys but the last few years I’ve been playing a bit deeper, getting on the ball and looking to create chances and get at defenders.

“That is what I’ll be looking to bring to Finn Park.”

Harps boss Horgan finished: “I’ve known Conor for a few years now and he’s a good lad and will fit into the group we have.

“He’s good on the ball and likes to get forward so hopefully he will give us a lift at that end of the pitch.”

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