The expiration of his contract at Cliftonville brought an end to Connolly’s eight-year association with the Reds but, despite spending last season on loan at relegated Donegal Celtic while his Solitude team-mates toasted title success, the experienced goalkeeper leaves with nothing but cherished memories of his time in north Belfast.
“They were the best and most enjoyable years of my career,” he says, “but when your time’s up, your time’s up.
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