25 Apr 2023
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Lough 41 Championship club Institute have parted company with manager Brian Donaghey.

The 51-year-old has been with the club since September 2021 and ensured their survival in the second tier last season.

However 'Stute have struggled this term and currently sit in the relegation play-off spot with one game remaining, and could face the automatic drop if results go against them at the weekend.

In a statement, the club said: "After extensive in-house discussions the Institute Board and our Head Coach, Brian Donaghey, have mutually agreed that Brian will step down as Head Coach with immediate effect.

"Brian has been an integral part of the club for nearly two seasons, helping ensure our Championship survival last season, and contributing to the ongoing development of the first team squad, especially our younger players.

"However, after careful consideration, both parties have come to the conclusion that it is now time for a change."

The club went on to announce that Eddie Seydak will assume the role of Head Coach until the end of this season.

'Stute are away to Ballinamallard United on Saturday and effectively require just one point to go through to the relegation/promotion play-off against either Ballymacash Rangers or Queen's University.