Ballymena United release skipper Gary Haveron

Gary Haveron
Gary Haveron played 196 games for Ballymena United

Ballymena United club captain Gary Haveron has ended his six-year stint at the Showgrounds.

A club statement said that a parting was best for both parties because of the player's work commitments.

Haveron joined the club from Coleraine in May 2005 and went on to make 196 appearances for the Braidmen.

The Larne native's Ballymena career was affected by broken legs in 2008 and 2009 but he remained a popular player with the club's fans.

Ryan Berry has also left Ballymena to sign for Championship side Ards.