Sean Lynch (footballer)

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Sean Lynch
Sean Lynch.jpg
Lynch playing for St Mirren in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Dechmont, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Hibernian 5 (0)
2008 St Johnstone (loan) 1 (0)
2008–2010 Falkirk 10 (0)
2010–2011 St Mirren 14 (2)
2011–2013 Airdrie United 48 (7)
2013–2014 Stenhousemuir 30 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 20 November 2015 (UTC).

Sean Lynch (born 31 January 1987) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]


Born in Dechmont, West Lothian, Lynch made his first-team debut for Hibernian against Kilmarnock on 5 April 2006, replacing Abdessalam Benjelloun for the final minute of a 2–1 win at Easter Road.[1] He made just one more substitute appearance that season and did not play again until 3 February 2007, and on 21 April that year he was given a straight red card for a foul on Chris Clark, with teammate Dermot McCaffrey also dismissed in the 2–2 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie.[2] He did not feature at all for Hibs during the 2007–08 season and was sent on an emergency loan to First Division St Johnstone in February. He was returned to Hibs after being injured in his first game for Saints, a 3–2 Tayside derby defeat away to Dundee on 1 March.[3]

While playing for Hibernian Lynch was also a member of the Scottish U-20 national team, playing in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.[4]


Lynch was released by Hibs manager Mixu Paatelainen in August 2008,[5] and signed for fellow SPL club Falkirk a month later.[6] He made his debut on 27 September in a 4–1 win against Hamilton Academical, replacing Graham Barrett for the final 15 minutes. Although he had been signed by John Hughes for Falkirk from Hibs, Lynch did not start to win a regular place in the Falkirk side until after Hughes himself had left Falkirk to manage Hibs.[7] Lynch was released by Falkirk after the club was relegated from the Scottish Premier League in May 2010.[8]

St Mirren[edit]

Following a trial spell, Lynch signed for St Mirren in July 2010.[9] He made his league debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Dundee United on 14 August, and scored a volley from the edge of the penalty area.[10] He made 14 appearances over the season for the Buddies, scoring one more goal, a consolation in a 2–1 loss at St Johnstone on 18 September.[11]

Airdrie United[edit]

Lynch signed for Airdrie United of the Second Division in July 2011.[12]


He left Airdrie in May 2013 and subsequently signed for Stenhousemuir. Lynch scored the winning penalty in a shootout against Dundee that allowed Stenhousemuir to progress to the semi-finals of the 2013–14 Scottish Challenge Cup.[13] Lynch was released by Stenhousemuir in May 2014.[14]

Business career[edit]

Lynch created a mobile app named Socizer; in 2011 he received a local Business Excellence Award by the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust.[15] He co-owns a t-shirt business with Scott Arfield, a former colleague at Falkirk.[16]


  1. ^ "Hibernian 2-1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 5 April 2006. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Moffat, Colin (21 April 2007). "Aberdeen 2-2 Hibernian". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Saints aim is now on cup target". Daily Record. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007". FIFA. 
  5. ^ Hardie, David (23 August 2008). "Young duo latest to go as Mixu reduces Easter Road squad". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 
  6. ^ "Bairns seal Lynch deal". Falkirk F.C. 18 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "Ed start". The Scottish Sun. 17 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Falkirk release eight players after relegation". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lennon lands Lynch". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "St Mirren 1–1 Dundee Utd". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "St Johnstone 2 - 1 St Mirren". BBC Sport. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Airdrie Football Club, Sean Lynch Interview". 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  13. ^ "Dundee 1–1 Stenhousemuir". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Oliver, David (8 May 2014). "Scott Booth rings the changes at Stenhousemuir". Falkirk Herald. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  15. ^ Kerr, Marjorie (8 September 2011). "Young business people awarded for success". Daily Record. 
  16. ^ Fisher, Stewart (28 September 2014). "Scott Arfield is ready but waiting Scotland call". The Herald. 

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