Galway United has announced the signing of Jack Lynch until the end of the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.
The 21-year-old makes the move to Eamonn Deacy Park from Limerick Junior side Regional United. Lynch, who is comfortable playing as a centre-back or central midfielder, began his League of Ireland career at Limerick, where he played under-17 and under-19 football before moving to Waterford in 2017.
Lynch was part of the Waterford squad that won the First Division title in 2017. The young defender made a total of 11 appearances for the Blues before departing for a short spell with Cobh Ramblers.
The Waterford native helped the University of Limerick reach the Collingwood Cup final in 2019, but they lost out to UCC in the final at the Markets Field.
Speaking to www.galwayunitedfc.ie about his first new signing in the transfer window, Alan Murphy feels that Lynch is determined to make an impact in the League of Ireland.
"Jack has a bit of experience at this level. 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. He definitely has something to prove. Jack is raring to go and wants to nail down a League of Ireland place.
"Jack probably has three or four different positions that we feel he can feature in. 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, but we're hoping Jack can be cleared in time for the Cobh Ramblers game at the weekend.
"Hopefully there will be 11 games for him to get involved in to show us what he can do."
Galway United hopes to have Jack Lynch cleared in time for Friday's trip to St Colman's Park to face Cobh Ramblers.