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Latest North Wales football signings (301-315)

Dale Murphy is a great capture for Holyhead Town

Dale Murphy (to Holyhead Town)

Still just 25, Dale has been a big hit on the Anglesey football scene for a number of years.

This pacy striker first made his mark with Morawelon, scoring 32 goals when the Holyhead-based team won the Anglesey League title and North Wales Coast Junior Cup at the first attempt in 2011-12.

Dale netted twice in the 4-1 Junior Cup final victory over Talysarn Celts at Bangor.

The following season, Dale banged in 39 goals as Morawelon finished runners-up in the league and retained the Bet Fred Trophy.

Amazingly, he was only third top-scorer in the team that campaign, Asa Thomas piling up 48 goals and Barry Haigh 44.

Dale stepped up in levels to Holyhead Hotspur in 2013, making a few first-team appearances but featuring more in the reserves and registering a number of goals.

In 2015-16 he was part of the Trearddur Bay United squad which won the Welsh Alliance League Division One title at the first time of asking.

Recent years have involved much studying away from Ynys Môn, so Dale’s availability for Anglesey football has been restricted.

The youngest of five footballing brothers – Nick, Jordie, Sean and Mike the others – Dale has also played for Coleg Menai and represented Wales Colleges Under 19s.

Town managers Mark Owen and David Jones will be delighted to have him on board.

Jack Edwards (Mold Alexandra to Chirk AAA)

Dynamic all-action midfielder returns to Chirk after spells with Penycae and Mold Alex in the former Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division.

Jay Gibbs (Porthmadog to Holyhead Hotspur)

Jay Gibbs (red) in action for Ynys Môn. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Midfield ace returns to Hotspur for a sixth time in his career.

Former Tranmere Rovers scholar and Wales Under-19 international who was part of Ynys Môn’s 2019 Inter-Island Games gold-medal winning squad.

Jay has twice won the Cymru Alliance League title and cup double with Caernarfon Town and landed the Welsh Alliance League, Cookson Cup and Barritt Cup treble with Hotspur back in 2011/12.

Zac Bebbington (Chirk Town to Chirk AAA)

Back with the Colliers after a short stay at neighbours Chirk Town.

Bebbington was in goal when Chirk AAA beat Penlan Club in the 2017 FAW Trophy Final.

Cameron James (Chirk AAA to Cefn Mawr Rangers)

James, 18, is an energetic central midfielder who will add further quality to Rangers’ existing midfield options.

He spent last season at Chirk AAA after transferring from Cefn Druids.

Adam Williams (Corwen to Chirk AAA)

Another player returning to Chirk who came on as a substitute in the club’s 2017 FAW Trophy Final victory.

A regular in Corwen’s Cymru North side last season.

Liam Morris (Conwy Borough to Holyhead Hotspur)

Liam Morris (19) scores for Ynys Môn in the Inter-Island Games Final of 2019. Picture: Dai Sinclair

Remembered for scoring an amazing equaliser for Ynys Môn in their 2019 Inter-Island Games final win over Guernsey.

Also made his name in Llangefni Town’s 2018-19 Welsh Alliance title-winning squad before securing a move to Cymru North club Conwy last season.

Lively, skilful attacker with great finishing ability.

Dom Doherty (Penycae to Mold Alexandra)

Excellent performer for Penycae last season moves to Alyn Park.

Centre midfielder Doherty has also played for Airbus, Lex and Corwen.

Alex manager Mike Cunningham said: “We are delighted to get Dom on board, he was a stand out player when we played against him last season. His work-rate, desire and winning mentality makes him a perfect fit to the squad.”

Casey Gregg (Holyhead Hotspur to Trearddur Bay Bulls)

Double-figures marksman for Holyhead Hotspur Reserves over the past two seasons.

Eighteen-year-old winger Casey was a constant thorn in the side of Trearddur Bay Bulls’ predecessor team Bryngwran Bulls whenever they met Hotspur Reserves.

Bay manager Derek Thomas is delighted to have this gifted youngster on the books.

Dewi Thomas (Bethesda Athletic to Holyhead Town)

Cracking goal-getter over the years with the likes of Holyhead Hotspur Reserves, Trearddur Bay United and Caergybi and more recently with Bethesda Athletic.

Another impressive signing by Harbourmen bosses Mark Owen and David Jones.

Cian Owen (Gwalchmai to Bodedern Athletic)

Owen is an exciting youngster thrilled at the prospect of playing for his village side again.
Bodedern manager Ricky Williams said: “We had Cian as a 16 year old in the Welsh Alliance and he was a prospect then, but needed to go away and play games which he’s done at Gwalchmai for the last two seasons.

“He’s been impressive in pre-season, looks fit, sharp and ready to get going. Cian is good on the ball, skilful and has a great delivery.”

Tom Hadley (Holyhead Town to Trearddur Bay Bulls)

Tom Hadley (centre) celebrates a goal for Bulls. Pic: Wynne Evans

A young striker with great finishing ability.

Hadley put away 13 goals for Trearddur Bay Bulls last season before transferring to Holyhead Town in January.

In a previous spell at Town, he had scored a magnificent 31 goals as the Harbourmen lifted the 2016-17 Anglesey League title.

Work commitments affected his availability for a while thereafter, before he made an impressive comeback with the Bulls last term.

Now he is back at Lon Isallt and raring to go under new manager Derek Thomas.

Tom is looking sharp in training and will no doubt be a nightmare for tier 4 defenders.

Leighton Kendrick (Penycae to Cefn Albion)

Nineteen-year-old prospect joins Albion of Ardal North East from Penycae.

Brother of former Cefn striker Conner, who now plays for Mold Alex, Leighton had been with Chester since 2016 and was a regular goalscorer throughout the age groups before being released in summer 2019 and switching to Penycae.

Picture by kind courtesy of Rhydymwyn FC

Dylan Tyrrell (Buckley Town to Rhydymwyn)

Tyrrell, a 22 year-old centre back formerly of Buckley, joins Rhydymwyn as co-managers Anthony Weaver and Jordan Parry continue to prepare their side for life in Tier 3 Ardal North West.

The defender has also spent time in youth football at Shrewsbury Town, The New Saints, and Airbus.

Dylan said: “I’m really pleased to be joining Rhydymwyn. I know the club well and after speaking with Jord and Weaver, it was clear that it was the right move for me.

“I’ve played in the second and third tiers previously, so I’m looking forward to adding my experience to the squad and helping us have a great season which all of the lads are hungry for.”

Liam Rogers (to Rhydymwyn)

Full-back Liam Rogers, 23, joins his brother Iwan at Rhydymwyn following a youth career which included spells with Shotton Steel, Ewloe, and as captain of the Clwyd League Rep squad.

Liam said: “Signing for Rhyd was really straightforward for me after coming down for some initial pre-season training – there’s a great buzz around the club and everyone is working really hard to be ready for the Ardal Northern.”

Co-manager Weaver said: “A big welcome to both Dylan and Liam from all of us at Rhydymwyn.

“They are key signings for us, as in a league as strong as the newly formed Ardal Northern we’re going to need all of the lads to be on top of their game, week in week out, to get a result.”

Co-manager Parry added: “Their impact in training has been instant and they’ve gelled really well with the whole squad, which is exactly what you want from any new signing.”

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