Newry City Manager Darren Mullen has welcomed former Armagh City and Lurgan Celtic player Dara Noonan to the club for 2018.

Dara Noonan
Dara Noonan

“I’m delighted to welcome Dara to the club. He’s a player we’ve known about for a few years and comes with plenty of experience at this level. We’ve been lacking players in the defensive area due to injuries and although our defence has been superb this season it’s an area that needed to be strengthened. Dara fits the profile of what we are looking for and at only 23 I’m hoping his best years are in a Newry jersey. He’s also another local lad and I’m sure will fit easily into our squad.”

Dara commented,“I am delighted to sign for Newry, its a brilliant set up at The Showgrounds and the club has a very loyal following. Having played with Armagh City & Lurgan Celtic I know what it takes in this league but with the strong squad Darren has set up I think Newry are more than capable. Being local and having played against them I know the Newry players and that will help me settling in, it’s a matter of knuckling down and fighting for my place. There’s no stand out team in this league and we will soon move into the post split phase. There’s maybe still a wee bit of work to do to make sure we make that split and then its all to play for. I’ll be doing my very best to contribute to that.”