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Lynch Lands

COLERAINE FC is thrilled to announce the signing of Lee Lynch for an undisclosed fee…

The midfielder, who can operate in a number of positions, has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal and makes the move from Larne.

The 30-year-old previously represented Republic of Ireland under 17’s, 18’s and 19’s and started his career at West Bromwich Albion.

After spending some time at the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain thereafter, Lynch returned home in 2011 and helped to keep Drogheda United in the Premier Division after being named as the fans’ Player of the Year.

A move to Sligo Rovers would come calling as he helped the Bit O’Reds secure the League of Ireland title in 2012 and the FAI Cup twelve months later, with Lynch appearing in European competition throughout his two seasons at The Showgrounds.

Lynch would then enjoy spells with St Patrick’s Athletic winning the President’s Cup, Limerick and Hamilton Academical in Scotland.

In 2015, Lynch would make a return to his native Limerick and helped guide his boyhood club back to the top flight and the EA Sports Cup final.

A short time at FC Arizona would see Lynch going to the States for six months before agreeing a switch to Sligo Rovers in July 2018.

However, in January 2019, Lynch would move north of the border to sign for Larne where he helped the east Antrim side win the NIFL Championship during his first six months at Inver Park. That success has continued as Lynch has lifted the County Antrim Shield twice, as well as appearing in the Europa Conference League.

Speaking after announcing his second summer arrival at the Ballycastle Road, boss Oran Kearney said:

“Lee is a player I’ve always admired and someone who I’ve always been interested in signing,” he continued.

“He has had a huge amount of success in his career and can play in a number of different positions, which suits us and his quality will add to what we have here.

“He’s keen to come here, hungry to kick on and we are delighted to have him on board.”

The Club can confirm that Lynch will wear the number 16 shirt.