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McGinty and Mayse have left Ballymena United
Uploaded Wednesday, 15th Jan, 2020 at 12:49

BALLYMENA United can announce that Shane McGinty and Ryan Mayse have left the club.
Mayse, who signed in June 2018 after putting the Sky Blues to the sword in the League Cup Final just months beforehand, will join up with former club Ballinamallard United on loan until the end of the season. McGinty, who joined a month later from Ballinamallard, has been released as he wants to consider his footballing options.
Both players contributed to the unprecedented success of last season with important performances and goals, and were lauded by manager David Jeffrey, "we want to say a big thanks to both players for their contribution to Ballymena United football club. Who will ever forget Shane's goal against Glenavon that secured second place and European football, whilst Ryan also gave us several very memorable moments. The long and short of it is that over the last period they have not had as much game time as they'd like, and both men committed themselves to travelling a massive distance to training and matches. Going forward they wanted more regular football and something which would maybe suit them better logistically. We always say it's a long road that has no turns and the biggest compliment that I could pay the pair of them is that Bryan and I would welcome the opportunity to work with both again in the future and we can't speak fondly enough of them. Both travelled up to training last night to say farewell to their team mates and they were their usual good selves, with Ryan having the squad in stitches as always.
We understand their position going forward and we will give them all the assistance they need. We wish Ryan all the best at Ballinamallard, whilst Shane wants to take time to consider his options. Thanks and all best wishes for the future for both lads."