New club for Stephen Lowry as he prepares to continue career in Irish League

Photo shows Stephen Lowry
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Stephen Lowry is set to continue his career in the Irish League after signing for Limavady United. The midfielder - who left Coleraine at the end of last season - has agreed a two-year deal with the Roesiders.

It will be the 37-year-old's third spell with the club, and sees the veteran link up with Paul Owens who he played with and worked under during Owens' time in Coleraine's coaching staff.

Lowry also had a successful four-year spell with Linfield, and has spent the last six seasons with the Bannsiders in what was his second period at the Ballycastle Road Showgrounds.

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Limavady are preparing for life in the Championship after lifting the Premier Intermediate League title last season, and Owens believes he has signed one of the "best midfielders in the country".

He said: “Stephen is a huge signing for the club, it’s a mark of all the great work that has went on at the club both on and off the pitch over the last two years that we can attract someone of Stephen’s calibre.

Photo shows Limavady United boss Paul Owens and Stephen Lowry
Limavady United boss Paul Owens and Stephen Lowry -Credit:Limavady United FC

"I’m very fortunate to have both played with and coached Stephen and he is easily the best player I have worked with, and he is still one of the best midfielders in the country.

"He looks after himself extremely well and sets really high standards. There was plenty of offers for Stephen’s signature and we are delighted he has chosen his hometown club to play his football.”

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