Portadown Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of the Northern Ireland U-19 goalkeeper from Cliftonville on loan until January.
Manager Matthew Tipton has said;
Delighted to announce the signing of Declan Dunne. It’s probably the worst kept secret in football that we were signing Declan but the move was held up due to interest shown in Declan from an English Premier League team last week before their transfer window closed.
I think that fact shows how highly rated Declan is & it was why last week I was prepared to let things pan out the way they did with us signing & playing David as cover for one night whilst we waited on the English transfer window to close on Thursday at 5pm which was too late for Declan to be registered to play against Loughgall.
Now that we finally have all the paperwork completed it’s my great pleasure to introduce him to our fans. Declan has great pedigree & is highly rated at Cliftonville. I would like to place on record my thanks to Barry Gray, Gerard Lawlor & George Walsh who have all been first class professionals throughout the whole process & without their due diligence to do the right thing we might never have got the deal done.
Out: Portadown FC can confirm that Ruadhan McKenna has left the club to join Cliftonville FC. We wish Ruadhan every success for the future and thank him for his efforts during his time at the club.