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Waterford FC are thrilled to announce that first-team captain Barry Baggley has agreed a new contract extension, which will see the skipper remain at the Blues for the remainder of the 2024 League of Ireland season.

The 22-year-old initially joined the Blues on a season-long loan at the beginning of the 2023 season from Fleetwood Town FC, where he played 34 times for the Blues in the First Division, netting twice and supplying an incredible 12-assists from the middle of the park.

The Northern Ireland International became a fan favourite at the RSC throughout 2023, and returned on-loan for the first-half of this  season, before now extending his stay at the RSC until the end of the season.

After playing a pivotal role in the Blues opening games of the season in our return to the Premier Division, Baggley picked up a back-injury which has kept the skipper out of action since the end of March. Now nearing the end of his rehabilitation phase, the Blues support can look forward to seeing Baggley back out on the pitch in Blue in the coming weeks.

Speaking on extending his stay at Waterford FC, Barry Baggley said:

“I’m delighted to extend my deal until the end of the season. Really looking forward to getting back on the pitch now and to see what the rest of the season brings. It’s been a good year so far and I’m hoping I can push the team on even more.”

Head Coach Keith Long is delighted to have Barry remain at the club for the rest of 2024, stating:

“It’s fantastic news for everyone at Waterford FC. Barry is our team captain, someone who is well respected in the dressing room and around the back-room staff, as well as everyone at the club.

The supporters know how good of a player Barry is, so we’re delighted to have him extend his contract here at Waterford FC.”