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Loan Report

COLERAINE had six players out on loan as the 2022/23 campaign ended and here is a recap on how they all got on…

Cathair Friel spent the last six months at Portadown, whilst Caiolan Brennan and Lewis Tosh plyed their trade at Limavady United for the season.

Similarly, Alexander Gawne spent the season at Carrick Rangers alongside James McLaughlin who joined in January, whilst Ronan Wilson was 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 started all five of Portadown’s fixtures in April but Niall Currie’s side were unable to avoid the drop.

The Limavady man would net against Ballymena United and twice against Carrick Rangers but a loss against Dungannon Swifts in the penultimate game of the campaign sealed relegation into the Championship.

Total Apps: (20 with Institute) & (17 with Portadown)
Goals: (5 with Institute) & (4 with Portadown)


Brennan has finished his second campaign on loan at Limavady United and played seven times during the month of April and early May.

The winger was a used substitute in six of those games and started in a 1-0 defeat at Tobermore United.

In what was a busy five weeks for Paul Owens’ side they secured wins against Moyola Park, Banbridge Town and Queen’s University, as well as drawing against champions Bangor and Moyola Park. Aside from the defeat against Tobermore, the only blip was a 1-0 loss to promotion-chasing Ballymacash Rangers.

Total Apps: 35
Goals: 8


This was Lewis’ first season in senior football and he certainly gained some valuable experience during his time at the Limavady Showgrounds.

Toshy started all seven of Limavady’s fixtures in April and early May.

The Roesiders finished the season fourth in the Premier Intermediate standings and the left-sided player was an integral part of United’s team throughout the campaign.

Total Apps: 38
Goals: 7


After suffering an injury in January and February, Wilson has since returned and started all five of the Welders’ games in April.

The Welders would secure victories against Newington, Institute and Knockbreda in the post-split schedule, as well as losing out to Dergview and Ballinamallard United.

Wilson would find the back of the net in the win against Institute as Paul Kee’s side finished 7th in the table.

Total Apps: 27
Goals: 1


Carrick Rangers were in action five times during April – with Alex starting one and being a used substitute in the four other games.

The Amber Army failed to get 7th spot in the table as they lost four out of the five post-split fixtures.

The only success came against Dungannon Swifts as Stuart King’s side finished 8th in the table.

Total Apps: 34
Goals: 0


James McLaughlin joined Carrick Rangers on loan until the end of the season in the January transfer window.

The striker had been carrying a knock during April and could only complete 45 minutes of football which was against Glenavon.

Total Apps: 8
Goals: 0