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Conall Curran becomes latest Scholar to turn pro

Teenage striker Conall Curran has signed a professional contract at Inver Park.

Hot on the heels of fellow Scholar, Harry Adair, doing likewise 18-year-old Conall has impressed boss Tiernan Lynch over the past year and has been rewarded with a deal at the club.

The young striker made his debut for the club as a substitute in December’s County Antrim Shield semi-final win over Ballyclare Comrades.

He made an instant impact, scoring two goals in the space of four minutes to announce his arrival in style. After the game he said: “It’s crazy. I can actually remember I was lying in bed watching the penalties (of the previous year’s final) on my iPad. It’s crazy to see how far you can come at this club.

“I just want to keep working hard in the U20s now, keep scoring goals and hopefully I can get a few more call-ups.”

Larne boss Tiernan Lynch is equally as pleased at seeing a sixth member of the club’s Scholarship programme sign a professional contract in the space of just over a year.

“Conall is another of the exciting prospects at the club,” he said.

“Supporters got a glimpse of what he can offer in the Shield game and we are seeing that throughout the season in training and development matches.

“Like the other young lads, getting regular experience of senior football will be important for Conall and we will manage that in the months to come.

“We’re delighted to have him on board as a professional player and he will no doubt be hungry to keep learning.”

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