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Club Captain O’Donnell Leaves

Coleraine’s Club Captain, Stephen O’Donnell, has agreed to terms for a move to Ballymena United, with NI U21 midfielder Dylan Boyle moving to Coleraine.
 
Stevie joined the Bannsiders in May 2017 and has since made 215 appearances over a seven-year period. During his tenure, he was instrumental in helping the team secure the Irish Cup in 2018 and the League Cup in 2020. He also captained the side in our famous UEFA Europa League wins at home against La Fiorita and away in Maribor. As a superb central defender, a great leader, and a role model, he will undoubtedly be remembered as a club legend.
 
Oran Kearney, Sporting Director, spoke about his departure: “It’s always sad when players with such a rich history with the club move on. Stevie is a tremendous leader on the pitch, bringing desire, commitment, and exceptional football intelligence. Our return to form last season coinciding with his comeback from injury was no surprise. We had been missing his passion and leadership.
 
“He will be greatly missed at the club, and we wish him all the best for the next chapter of his career. We won’t have to wait long to see him again, as we face Ballymena at the Showgrounds on August 17th.”
 
Everyone at Coleraine FC sends their best wishes to Stephen, and he will always be warmly welcomed at the Showgrounds.