‘Deal was done inside 30 seconds’ – Bradley

COLERAINE striker Eoin Bradley admitted it was an easy decision to put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club…

The ex-Glenavon ace extended his stay at The Showgrounds by a further two years until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Speaking to’s Jonathan McNabb, the 36-year-old insists he had no intentions of joining another club.

“Of course, I’m happy to sigh a new contract,” he said.

“I had offers elsewhere in January, but I had no interest playing football anywhere else. I’m very fortunate to have played for Coleraine and Glenavon throughout my career and they have both been good to me.

“Oran is a good friend of mine, who has done more for me than anyone will ever know and I think everything was agreed after 30 seconds.

“I have a good relationship with the fans who have been excellent, I’m friendly with the Board of Directors and Andy Murphy and I’m delighted to be staying at such a well-run family club.”

After winning two Irish Cup titles and a BetMcLean League Cup triumph during his career, the former Derry GAA star believes the ‘future is bright’ on the Ballycastle Road under Kearney.

“The future is bright at Coleraine and I believe we can go on to win more trophies,” he added.

“We are all striving for success and we can hang at the top table for a long time if we can keep a hold of our top players.

“The world is our oyster and we’ve one of the best changing rooms I’ve ever been involved with.

“I’ve always welcomed competition for places whether that be in GAA or soccer and I simply want the best for Coleraine Football Club. It’s all about the team and our quest for success.”

The news marks a good week for ‘Skinner’ after his local football club Kilrea United raised enough money to stay afloat following a fine from FIFA.

“The club means a lot to me, and I’ll probably end up there once I finish with Coleraine, so for it to be saved means so much,” he said.

“I don’t think we expected to raise all the money, but to have it done inside 12 hours is unbelievable.

“It shows just how kind-hearted people are, especially at this time.

“The football club and the Gaelic club are so important to the village, it would have been devastating if this has led to it folding.”