HOLYHEAD Hotspur talisman has ended his glittering spell with the club after agreeing to join Porthmadog.

The talented forward has opted to stay in FAW Championship North after initially agreeing to remain at The New Stadium following their relegation from the second tier, with Port officially confirming the news late on Sunday evening.

McGinness was one of the standout performers in an otherwise disappointing season for the Holy Islanders’ last term, which saw him scoop the Huws Gray Alliance Player of the Year distinction after receiving the most man of the matches from opposing sides.

He netted eight league goals throughout the season for Darren Garmey’s men, with arguably his finest performance coming in their impressive victory over derby rivals Bangor City.

The popular figure has enjoyed a phenomenal summer as part of the Ynys Mon squad at the Huws Gray Inter-Island Games tournament, turning in a series of exceptional displays and netted the winner to secure gold in front of more that 3,000 spectators at his former Holyhead base.

The news comes as a significant boost to a Port squad that has lost a number of influential players over the off-season, which has seen Julian Williams and Sion Edwards both depart Y Traeth in favour of a move to Colwyn Bay.

Jones, said: “He (McGinness) joins us after a fantastic week at the Island Games which will no doubt give him great confidence going into the new season.

“He's a proven goalscorer at this level who is a nightmare for any defender. I'm sure he'll grow to be a favourite with the Port faithful.”