Ronan Hale leaves Blues by mutual consent

Ronan hits hattrick as Derry open new Brandywell with a 5-0 win

Promising young striker Ronan Hale has left Blues and signed for Crusaders in Ireland.

The 20-year-old has six months left on his contract but reached an agreement with the club that sees him move to his hometown of Belfast.

Hale aka ‘the young goal machine’ spent most of last year on loan at Derry City and was a key figure, helping them win the League of Ireland Cup.

Hale was hailed as one of the most promising prospects coming out of the Blues youth academy, but his progress into the Blues U23’s was dampened thanks to a season-long injury.

Many Blues fans were asking for him to be called up to the first team many times when goal droughts hit, but those at the helm felt he weren’t ready for first team action at St Andrews.

We wish him all the best and hope this move doesn’t come to haunt us in the future!


  1. It will, this is the Blues we’re talking

    Class young player who scored goals for fun until injury.

    Don’t forget he was even scoring for Ireland at international level, frequently when he was the new youngster in the team.

    Cost saving exercise.

    Typical Blues.

  2. Like many other of Blues supporters I cannot understand why Ronan was not even a first team sub. He has proved time and again that he loves scoring goals. Letting him go is sheer madness. I would like to bet a big club will snap him up. Definitely he will be successful.


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