Near and Farr

COLERAINE FC can today confirm the signing of Kieran Farren on a two-year contract…

The defender, who has been training and appearing for the Bannsiders over the last six weeks, joins after a spell at Bluefin Sport Championship side Dergview.

Farren started his career playing underage football for Derry City before moving onto Finn Harps in 2019.

After a year at Finn Park, Farren would move to Dergview where he impressed at both centre-back and right-back.

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney was full of praise for Farren’s attitude and application during his time on trial.

“He certainly has impressed during training and matches,” he said.

“When you’re looking for quality players, especially in the Championship, it can be impossible to watch them as we both kick-off at the same time.

“The rationale behind the trial move was to watch Kieran with my own eyes and to be fair to him, he was up for that and his attitude and application since we’ve came back for pre-season has been very good.

“He is only 21-years-old, he has a great future ahead of him and possesses the attributes that will help us moving forward.”

The Club can confirm that Farren will wear the number 14 shirt.