Date of Birth: November 27, 1996
Debut: January 2, 2021 (v Dungannon Swifts)
Website tag: Rory Hale
A member of the Cliftonville Academy before joining Aston Villa in 2015, the midfielder – who featured for the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level – made a welcome return to Solitude in December 2021, since when the former Galway United, Derry City and Crusaders man has enhanced his reputation as one of the most formidable and hard-working talents in the Premiership.
Though he endured an injury-interrupted first full campaign with the Reds, he played a key role in helping the team lift the League Cup and secure a runners-up slot in the League before contributing a string of vital goals during the 2022/23 term.