Glentoran bolster squad with signing of midfielder Eric Foley

Eric Foley
Eric Foley

Glentoran have bolstered their squad further with the signing of former Drogheda United midfielder Eric Foley.

The 26-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Glens, and follows hot on the heels of Nacho Novo who signed a one-year contract with the Oval club on Tuesday.

Foley started his career as a youth player with Celtic and has also played for Sporting Fingal and Galway United in the League of Ireland.

“He can dictate the pace and flow of a game with the great range of passing,” said Glentoran boss Alan Kernaghan.

“Eric is the sort of player we have been looking for since I arrived at Glentoran.

“He is also strong on set pieces and has an eye for goal from midfield. I am delighted he has chosen to join us.”

Dubliner Foley – who will wear the number 14 jersey next season – won the EA Sports Cup With Drogheda United and finished runner-up to Sligo Rovers in the 2012 Premier Division.

He was also an FAI Cup winner with Sporting Fingal and has been capped at under-16 and under-17 level for the Republic of Ireland.