As ‘Gers fans may already know, Doherty played youth football with Cockhill Celtic, before moving on to Charlton Athletic where he played at Under-18 level and then to Brighton and Hove Albion where he played with the Under-18s, Under-21s and Under-23s. The shot-stopper has also represented the Republic of Ireland at both Under-17 and Under-19 level. Doherty then returned home to sign for his boyhood club Cockhill Celtic, before moving on to Finn Harps in December 2016.
His first move to the Loughshore Hotel Arena was made in late July of 2017 when, after featuring in a pre-season friendly away to Crewe United, he put pen-to-paper under then manager David McAlinden.
Doherty spent the 2017/18 Danske Bank Premiership campaign at the Club, asserting himself as a fans’ favourite while making 47 appearances, the most of any player that season, and collecting five clean sheets. At the end of season awards dinner, his performances throughout the campaign were recognised as he was awarded with both the Board’s and Spirit of ‘76 Supporters Club’s Player of the Year awards.
His performances weren’t just recognised internally, however, as Crusaders completed his signing in the summer of 2018 where he spent a season which ended in him becoming an Irish Cup winner, keeping a clean sheet in the Shore Road side’s 3-0 triumph over Ballinamallard United.
Doherty left Seaview last Summer and had since returned to Cockhill Celtic, before he was officially re-registered as a Carrick Rangers player this afternoon, therefore meaning he comes into contention for tomorrow’s Irish Cup trip away to Ards.
Pleased to capture the 23-year-old ‘keeper, Niall Currie said,
“Obviously with the awful injury to Aaron (Hogg), we had to act very quickly to strengthen the goalkeeping department and Harry was the first name that came to mind for us all. A special mention must go to our Chairman who had to fight off a few other Premiership sides for Harry’s signature.
It was important to get someone of Harry’s experience and presence and we are over the moon to get him; he has been a Carrick Rangers player before, so settling in should be no problem at all and he can hit the ground running. Simply put, in Harry we are signing a quality ‘keeper to replace the quality that we have lost in Aaron through injury and we are delighted to have him on board.”
Great to have you back with us, Harry! #AmberArmy