Adam Foley

City sign Adam Foley

Newry City manager Darren Mullen has bolstered his attacking options with the acquisition of striker Adam Foley on a one-year deal.

The vastly experienced Dubliner has enjoyed spells at Irish League level with both Glenavon and Portadown and is a signing that will excite City fans.

He played last season with his local club Glebe North in the Leinster Senior League where the 29-year-old finished up as the club’s top scorer and Player of the Year, while he also lined out regularly last year for the Republic of Ireland amateur team.

Foley revealed he almost signed for Newry in the January transfer window but a hamstring injury forced him to put the move on hold.

“I was talking to Darren in November or December time about coming up. We had talks about doing a deal in January but I had a bit of a hamstring strain. I couldn’t really shake it off so it wouldn’t really have been fair to Darren or myself if I wasn’t fully fit. But I’ve no injury now, I’m feeling fresh and ready to go.”

Foley says he has been impressed with the set-up at Newry and is focussed on helping the club get back to the Premiership.

“I was just having a look around the Showgrounds this morning. The ground and the facilities here are Premiership standard so it’s important we get back there this season.

“Obviously the lads were unfortunate last year, they were only a few games away from staying up in the end but hopefully with the team Darren is putting together it’ll be exciting times ahead and hopefully we can get the job done. We want promotion it’s as simple as that. I want to chip in with as many goals and assists as I can and I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of the lads in pre-season.”

City boss Darren Mullen is delighted to finally capture Foley’s signature which he described as “a massive signing for the club”.

“Adam has scored goals in The Premiership for Glenavon and comes to us with a wealth of experience.

“We needed that extra quality up front and with this signing along with our other recent additions we have certainly added that to the squad. I’ve no doubt Adam will be well received by everyone at the club and I’m excited to see him playing in a Newry jersey.”

Photograph courtesy of Liz Boyle