Finn Harps would like to announce two signings to their squad ahead of this weekend's kickoff of the U15 National League (away to Monaghan United/Cavan FP).
Joining the squad are;
Ethan McCaffrey - Keadue Rovers
Dylan McAteer - Bonagee United
Both players make the step up from the U16 Harps Academy squad.
On Ethan McCaffrey Ben Reuven said “Ethan was one of the first players we took into the u16s squad at our Player ID Sessions; he has the raw ability, matureness and right attitude for the academy and National League. I’ve been pleased with his progression and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do at League of Ireland level."
Paul Rua McBride added, “Ethan’s addition will offer something different to the squad. He's big, strong and can get about the pitch. Ethan will be our second player to come from Keadue Rovers this year. My thanks go to all involved at Keadue, as well as to our u16s Development squad manager, Ben Reuven, on their involvement in Ethan’s progression.”
On Dylan McAteer Ben said “I’m delighted to see Dylan join up with the 15s. He joined the 16s squad earlier this season after a long injury that sidelined him for a few months. He then recovered and returned to football, showing his physical and mental strength as well as his attitude and commitment to the sport and the club to overcome this hurdle. From a club point of view, the academy pathway is working as players moving from development squads into national league squads. That is my (and other development squad coaches) role at the academy, to develop and improve players and get them into National League squads to play football at a higher level.”
Paul added “Dylan is an honest, hard-working player who possesses a great attitude, he has done well for our u16s development squad under Ben Reuven, and his Bonagee United club side and I’d like to thank both for their parts in Dylan’s development. It’s great to see players advancing from the development squads into the National League squads through our pathway as we as coaches know what they’re about and the players already have the knowledge of the system, their roles in it, and what is required and expected of them.”