Finn Harps has announced the signing of Cian Lynch on a two year deal.
Dubliner forward Lynch came through the ranks at Cabinteely FC where he made his debut. He then made the move across the pond where he has competed in both the USL and NPSL with Lakeland Tropics, Erie Commodores, Calgary Foothills and Little Rock Rangers.
Lynch attended Cape Breton University in Canada, the #1 ranked team nationally where he helped the Capers to consecutive league championships.
He told club media: “First of all I’m delighted to have got the signing done. Having spent the last few years over in Canada and the US I wasn’t too sure what was next but from the second I sat down with Dave I could tell Finn Harps was the best place for me to continue to develop as a player and person.
“You can tell as soon as you speak with Dave he’s got something different than most managers, he’s got a real passion not just for the game but for the culture and environment he wants to build in the community between the fans and the club and that’s what sold it for me.
“I’m excited to be playing back home in Ireland and to get out in front of the fans at Finn Park and they can be sure that everytime I put on that jersey I’ll give 110% for them and everyone involved with the club.”
Harps boss Dave Rogers added: “We are delighted to sign Cian at Finn Harps FC for the next two years. He knows the league having come through the underage system here but showed a lot of courage in moving abroad to further his career as well as his personal development and pursue his studies.
“He is a striker with a real eye for goal, physical presence, mobile and with great hold up play and can bring others into the game around him.
“His time in the USA and Canada has added a positive technical aspect to his game and he is a tremendous athlete. Cian is an excellent addition to the squad and will now provide strong competition in our attack. I’m excited for Finn Harps fans to see him in action now that the season is about to begin.”