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Loan Report

COLERAINE currently have five players out on loan and here is a monthly round-up of how they’re getting on…

Cathair Friel is enjoying a short-term loan spell at Portadown, whilst Caiolan Brennan and Lewis Tosh are plying their trade at Limavady United for the season.

Similarly, Alexander Gawne is spending the season at Carrick Rangers whilst Ronan Wilson is also at H&W Welders for the 2022/23 campaign.


The striker joined Portadown on loan in the January transfer window after completing a temporary spell at Institute.

Friel made his debut against Dungannon Swifts and made further appearances, scoring in the Irish Cup tie against Banbridge Town.

Portadown are currently bottom of the Danske Bank Premiership table and also drafted in ex-Coleraine defender Aaron Canning in the window.

Total Apps: (20 with Institute) & (4 with Portadown)
Goals: (5 with Institute) & (1 with Portadown)


Brennan is currently enjoying his second loan spell at Limavady United and played four times during the month of January.

Paul Owens side overcame PSNI, Lisburn Distillery and Armagh City in the Premier Intermediate, as well as a 4-1 win against Valley Rangers – a game in which Brennan scored.

Limavady are fifth in the Premiership standings and will face East Belfast in the next round of the Intermediate Cup.

Total Apps: 22
Goals: 8


This is Lewis’ first season in senior football and he continues to gain valuable experience in the process.

Toshy started three games for the Roesiders as they claimed victories against PSNI, Lisburn Distillery and Armagh City.

However, the left sided player missed the Intermediate Cup tie against Valley Rangers.

Total Apps: 22
Goals: 5


Wilson was absent during the month of January through injury.

However, the Welders were in emphatic form as they beat Loughgall, Ballinamallard United, Ballyclare Comrades and Dergview.

Furthermore, they have set-up a date with Glenavon in the sixth round of the Irish Cup after beating Newry City.

Total Apps: 18
Goals: 0


Carrick Rangers were in action five times during January – with their away game against Portadown called-off due to the weather.

Alex started two games, was a used substitute in one game and an unused sub in another, however, he was ineligible to compete against the Bannsiders.

The Amber Army were knocked out of the Irish Cup by Ballymena United on spot kicks.

Total Apps: 21
Goals: 0