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Promising Ireland U21 and former Aston Villa midfielder links up with Derry City

Rory Hale has signed on a one-year deal from Galway United.

DERRY CITY HAVE announced the signing of Republic of Ireland U21 international Rory Hale on a one-year deal from Galway United.

The Belfast-born midfielder returned to Irish soil to link up with Galway in August following some time at Aston Villa.

Hale had spent four years with the English Chamionship club, captaining their U18 and U23 sides but failed to breakthrough to the senior set-up.

Upon his return, he was a key player for Shane Keegan’s charges but they were unable to avoid the drop from the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

He now follows in the footsteps of his grandfather — legendary Dundalk and Derry City striker Danny Hale — in joining the Candystripes.

He’ll come as a welcome addition to Kenny Shiels’ side, and will help soften the blow of Barry McNamee’s departure yesterday.

Dessie Hutchinson, Rory Hale and Connor Diamio Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

The club confirmed the news on their website and on their Facebook page earlier, while Hale tweeted:

“Delighted to sign for Derry City. Can’t wait for the season ahead. Let’s get this show on the road!”

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