Damian Lynch

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Damian Lynch
Personal information
Full name Damian Lynch
Date of birth (1979-07-31) 31 July 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
St.Kevin's Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Leeds United 0 (0)
2001–2002 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2002–2004 Bohemians ? (2)
2005–2007 Drogheda United ? (3)
2008–2010 St Patrick's Athletic ? (4)
National team
2000–2001 Republic of Ireland U21 ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Damian Lynch (born 31 July 1979 in Dublin) is a retired Irish professional footballer whose last club was League of Ireland side St Patrick's Athletic.

From Santry, where he played his soccer with St Kevin's before he was enticed across to Leeds United. He was a member of the Leeds team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1997 when his team-mates included Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, and Stephen McPhail. Lynch played for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team in the 1997 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship finals in Iceland. He has also been capped several times by the Republic of Ireland at Under 21 level. Much of his career has been ravaged by a series of injuries, mainly shin splints and groin problems. Released by Leeds, he was signed by Nottingham Forest in October 2001 where he played reserve team football.

His former clubs include Drogheda United (with whom he won the League of Ireland), Bohemians, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United [1]. Damian signed for the Saints in 2008 from Drogheda and played an important part in their UEFA Cup 2008–09 campaign [2].

Lynch scored twice in the UEFA Cup for Drogheda in 2006 against HJK Helsinki [3].

His final game in professional football was away to Drogheda United in a 1–0 win for The Saints on 5 October 2010 [4].

His older brother Aidan Lynch also played in the League of Ireland.


Leeds United
Drogheda United

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