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Friel extends contract
Uploaded Monday, 30th Jul, 2018 at 18:49

BALLYMENA United are pleased to announce that Cathair Friel has signed a one year extension to his current contract.
Friel, who has amassed 40 goals in 90 appearances since joining the club from Limavady United two years ago, has committed himself to the Sky Blues until 2021.
Manager David Jeffrey was delighted to be able to confirm the good news ahead of the new season kicking off this Saturday, "I don't need to wax lyrical about the sort of player we have in Cathair, the statistics already do that. From the beginning we've always talked about taking the club forward in steps. That has been about moving the squad and the club ahead with a mixture of youth and experience with the long term vision of seeing those young, hungry players develop into mature, experienced heads. Cathair is a top example who has spent two solid seasons here and has not only developed as a player but also has helped develop the club and the squad. It is a credit to him and to the club that both see a long future together.
Let me be clear - myself, Bryan and the staff team are here to develop players like Cathair to breed long term success for Ballymena United. We aim not to be a feeder club for others, but at the same token we want players who are committed and are striving to etch their names permanently into the history books here - that is why todays news is particularly pleasing and significant."