Sunday, May 16, 2010
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Midfielder Conall released by the Saints

FORMER Northern Ireland Under-21 midfielder Conall Murtagh could be set for a permanent move to Aberystwyth after being released by The New Saints.

The 25-year-old spent the second-half of this season on-loan with the Seasiders after being unable to secure a regular first-team spot, although he was recalled by in time to win a second Loosemores League Cup medal with Saints in the 3-1 victory over Rhyl on Tuesday night.
Murtagh started his career with Ballymena United and Crusaders before being spotted by Hearts and made his Scottish League debut while on loan at Raith Rovers in January 2005.
Following his release from Tynecastle, he spent pre-season with Sligo Rovers and then played in the reserves at Altrincham after arriving in Manchester as a student.
He signed for Connah's Quay for 2005/6 but left at the end of the campaign and joined Rhyl, where he made 23 appearances before a summer move to Wrexham and a two-year full-time professional contract.
Available part-time while he completed a Physiology degree, Murtagh made just four League Two appearances in 2007/8 and spent two months on loan at Droylsden.
He then left the Racecourse in January 2009 to sign for TNS, scoring the second goal in the League Cup final win over Bangor City at the end of the campaign.
But, after making just four (+2) league starts in the first-half of this season he was loaned to Aberystwyth in January.

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