Galway United defender Jack Lynch has signed a new deal with the Tribesmen ahead of the 2020 campaign.
The 21-year-old full-back joined the Dyke Road outfit midway through the 2019 season, where he made nine appearances for Alan Murphy’s side.
The Waterford native, once of Waterford and Cobh Ramblers joined the Tribesmen from Limerick side Regional United.
Having secured the signature of Donal Higgins last week, Murphy has acted fast to retain Lynch’s services ahead of the 2020 season.
“Jack had a great introduction to Galway United,” the Galway boss told his club’s media team.
“He was injured for a period of time and you could still probably look at him and say he was one of the finds of the season and a really consistent performer for us.
“He’s not just a performer, he’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. The individual, the application, the attitude and the type of character that we want to move forward with. He has that in spades.
Murphy added; “Jack is only 21, he’s got a full career ahead of him. There is a huge amount of potential there. Last season he gave us that attacking platform from right-back.
“He’s calm on the ball, but yet very intelligent and he knows his job well. 2020 is going to be a big season for him.
“That little injury he picked up last season probably inhibited him in terms of playing a few more games and really becoming a fan favourite for us.
“He’s well on the way to doing that because at such a young age, he’s already such a visible leader and a great guy to have around the club in terms of his demands and his standards. I’m glad he’s with us for another season.”