05 Mar 2023

Larne’s Tiernan Lynch was named Reavey Solicitors Manager of the Month by the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association.

The Inver Reds finished February unbeaten, with league wins over Glenavon, Dungannon Swifts, Cliftonville, Ballymena United and Carrick Rangers. League leaders Larne also knocked Linfield out of the Irish Cup via a penalty shootout.

Lynch said: “It’s an honour to collect this award. I’d like to thank the Football Writers’ and their sponsors Reavey Solicitors.

“However, the award isn’t just about me. It’s an award won by all the staff and the players.

“Thankfully, things like individual awards don't phase me. I’m not the sort of person to get carried away. Sometimes I get very low after a defeat, but I never get carried away after success.

“We will keep our cool and focus on the games ahead, because there is still plenty of football to be played.”

It’s the fifth time he has won the prestigious monthly prize.