Wexford FC continue to build ahead of the new season

Wexford FC continue to build ahead of the new season

The new face of Wexford FC is evolving every day and its latest addition comes by the way of left-back Ben Lynch.

The Offaly man made the switch from rivals Longford Town, following in the footsteps of Mark Hanratty and Aaron Robinson.



"Edenderry man Lynch is now in his fourth season in the LOI, after graduating from the Longford Town academy to their senior side in 2020," a club statement read.

"He made his first appearances in their Premier Division season in 2021 against Bohemians, Drogheda, Shamrock Rovers and St. Pats.

"He returned to Longford in 2022 and was a key member of their squad that comfortably secured a playoff berth last season.

"The player who turned 21 just 3 weeks ago, Lynch joins team-mates Aaron Robinson and Mark Hanratty as well as former assistant manager James Keddy for the 2023 season. Welcome, Ben!"


Longford provided stern competition in last season's first division and all three players were key toward their playoff push.

Then Assistant Manager James Keddy has also made the switch to Ferrycarrig, assuming the vacant managerial role left by Ian Ryan.

Speaking to SportsBeat, Keddy outlined what he expects from his squad: "I want young players in my team. I like technical players with a little bit of steel as well."

He added: "A team is made up of different characters and different players.

"For the different positions, I'm looking for a little bit of experience down the spine of the team.

"I'm looking for a bit of flair up top, two wide players and a couple of centre-forwards.

"My team will be very organised and very disciplined."

There is plenty of work occurring in the youth section of the club also, with Mark Ross appointed as the new Head of Academy.

Ross is a qualified UEFA Elite Youth A licence coach and steps into the shoes of the outgoing Tom O'Connor.

He'll report to the Head of Football Operations, in the form of the newly appointed John Godkin.

Godkin has won every major trophy at Junior level with his club North End United. He has also led the Wexford Football League to their one and only Oscar Traynor Trophy success in 2010.

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