Roy returns as Fogarty joins the 'Gers
Carrick Rangers are delighted to announce that Ben Roy has agreed to rejoin the club while goalkeeper Sean Fogarty is also signing for the club ahead of the competitive season.

Roy joined the ‘Gers on loan from Ards in January 2014, before signing permanently the following summer. A player who can feature either as a striker or on the wing, Roy made a total of 91 appearances during his initial two-and-a-half year spell at the club, scoring 25 goals. Roy left the club at the end of last season to join East Belfast side Dundela, before moving on to Portadown in May of this year. However, due to personal reasons Roy left the Shamrock Park outfit less than a week ago.


Having moved quickly to sign the creative forward, First Team Manager David McAlinden said, “Ben is a local lad who has been at the club before and the thing that impressed me about him was that after leaving Portadown he gave me a real sense that he wanted to come back to the club. He feels that he has unfinished business with the club and he came with a really refreshing attitude which made him easy to deal with. He will add a slightly different dynamic to what we already had so it was a no-brainer to get him involved and bring him on board.”


Joining with Roy is 19-year-old goalkeeper Sean Fogarty. Fogarty started off playing with Dublin based side Home Farm, before moving to Bray Wanderers. Fogarty mostly played for the League of Ireland side’s Under 19s, and was also called up to the first team bench to act as a reserve ‘keeper on many occasions during his tenure at the club. Fogarty then moved on to play for Verona briefly, and has signed following a successful spell on trial with the club during pre-season.


David McAlinden was happy to have strengthened his goalkeeping options, saying, “Sean has done well in pre-season, but was always under no illusions that we were looking for a Number 1 goalkeeper. We feel that he’s a very committed and professional lad and his attitude has been superb but at the same time he’s still learning. Sean comes in knowing that we’re going to try and help him develop and carry on learning, and will start out as the second choice ‘keeper. His commitment to joining the club has been fantastic so we are looking forward to seeing him progress at the club.”


Welcome to the club lads, and the very best for the season to come! #AmberArmy

updated: 10 August 2017

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