Carrick Rangers captain Aaron Harmon and winger Conor McCloskey have departed the club, signing for Glentoran and Ballymena United respectively.

Harmon joins Glentoran after spending five years at Taylor's Avenue while 24-year-old McCloskey, who can play on either flank, joins the Sky Blues.

26-year-old Harmon is Glentoran's second summer signing following the arrival of Stephen O'Flynn from Ballinamallard, while McCloskey is the Sky Blues' fifth summer signing alongside Johnny Flynn, Denver Gage, Kyle Owens and Cathair Friel.

Both Harmon and McCloskey have signed two-year deals with their new clubs, and follow Glenavon-bound Andrew Doyle out of the club.

Meanwhile, Carrick have announced the signing of Stephen McCullough, a fortnight after he was released by Glentoran.

The 21-year-old made 35 appearances for the Glens last season, but his contract was not renewed by manager Alan Kernaghan.

The moves come after former Portadown assistant Kieran Harding was instilled as the new Carrick manager, replacing the outgoing Gary Haveron.

Meanwhile, Carrick Rangers’ chairman, Peter Clarke, and vice-chairman, Adam Simpson, have quit their roles at the Premiership club.