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Cliftonville move in for Larne's Ciaran Murray

By Stuart McKinley

Cliftonville have pounced to sign Larne's leading goalscorer Ciaran Murray for an undisclosed fee.

Reds boss Tommy Breslin will hope Murray will find the net for the Solitude outfit and if his previous history is anything to go by, there is every chance.

Murray moved to the Inver Park outfit from Immaculata in July 2014, having smashed home 41 goals for the amateur league side in the previous season.

Although red carded on his debut for Larne, he soon made amends.

The 27 year old ended the season with 28 goals in 31 appearances.

Murray's brilliant form didn't stop there. In pre-season he scored 11 goals in six pre-season games for Larne, including hat tricks versus Malachians and Glebe Rangers.

This season, after another dismissal to start the campaign, he got down to doing what he does best. Scoring goals. In five games he notched six times alerting several clubs.

Cliftonville have moved sharply to snap him up.

They will hope he performs in similar fashion to Joe Gormley, who also joined the Reds from amateur league and went on to become a record breaking goalscorer for the club.

Kiera Moss was the star of the show scoring a hat-trick as Cliftonville Ladies beat Crusaders Strikers 4-1 to win the Women's Irish Cup

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