Limerick FC have confirmed signings of Lee-J Lynch, Jack Doherty and Shane O’Connor, all on permanent deals until the end of the current season.

Local midfielder Lynch, a former Regional United youngster, joins after spells with Saint Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers.

Left-winger Doherty, who turns 20 on Sunday, had been most recently on-loan from Ipswich Town at First Division side Waterford United.

Fellow left-sided player O’Connor, 24, joins having most recently played with Irish League club Portadown, with the Cork native having impressed sufficiently in a recent trial.

On the triple signing, manager Martin Russell told “Once again, I’m delighted all three lads are on board.

“They fit the profile of being talented young players who are eager to do well. They should prove to be very worthwhile additions to our group.”

After signing, Lynch said: “I’m delighted to be here. I’m looking forward to getting going. Martin has made some really good signings and I’m hoping we can all gel with the lads that are already here and help Limerick to push up the table.

“It’s nice to be home as well. I haven’t been home since I moved to England when I was 15. It will be good to settle back into Limerick and catch up with family and friends.

“I’m really looking forward to the game on Friday. I’m delighted it has come so quick. Usually when you sign for a club it’s in the off-season so you have to wait, so to have a game a day after joining is great. Hopefully, we can get off to a winning start.”