Galway United have announced that Jack Lynch has become their newest signing, with the young defender signed up until the end of the 2019 SSE Airtricty League season.
The 21 year old is making the move to Galway United from Limerick Junior side Regional United.
Limerick is where the Lynch began his League of Ireland career, playing as a centre-back or central midfielder on the U-17 and U-19 sides before making the move to Waterford in 2017.
He was part of the Waterford squad that won the First Division title in 2017, making a total of 11 appearances for the Blues’ before departing for a short spell with Cobh Ramblers.
As part of the University of Limerick side Lynch helped them reach the Collingwood Cup Final in 2019, but they lost out to UCC in the final at the Markets Field.
“Jack has a bit of experience at this level,” said Galway United manager Alan Murphy. “He’s trained with us for the last month or so and fits in well in terms of his hard work, application and technical ability.”
Murphy said that Lynch is determined to make an impact in the League of Ireland, saying that the Waterford native is “raring to go”.
He added that Lynch is a versatile player who could slot into three or four different positions on the field.
“He’s comfortable on the ball and a good defender. He makes good recovery runs and has a little bit of pace also.”
“We feel he’s definitely worth his chance and he’s going to have to hit the ground running too because it will be just 10 league games remaining after the mid-season break.”
Galway United are hoping to have Jack Lynch cleared in time for Friday’s trip to St. Colman’s Park to face Cobh Ramblers.