STRIKER Cathal Farren has signed for Irish League Premier Division side Glenavon.
Farren has moved to Mourneview Park on a short-term deal from Ulster Senior League champions Cockhill Celtic.
Carndonagh man Farren previously was on the books at Derry City before switching to Cockhill.
However, he has now made the move to Glenavon with the Lurgan Blues announcing the front man alongside former Crusaders captain and ex-Northern Ireland international Colin Coates.
“Cathal was on the books of Derry City and played alongside Josh Daniels at one stage, when he was tipped to be the next big thing,” Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton said.
“He left them but has rediscovered his love for the game at Donegal club Cockhill Celtic.
“He trained with us recently and looked decent, so we’ve signed him on a short term contract. That will give him an opportunity to impress us and us an opportunity to impress him. It’s a no risk gamble.”
Meanwhile, hot on the heels of losing the influence of defender Peter Doherty to Institute, Cockhill are understood to have swooped to move for Fanad United’s highly-rated defender Oisin Langan.