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Coleraine ace Stephen Lowry

Coleraine ace Stephen Lowry

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Coleraine ace Stephen Lowry

Coleraine have confirmed a new one-year deal for midfielder Stephen Lowry, keeping him at the Showgrounds until June 2021.

The Limavady man, 33, is one of the faces of the Bannsiders having made 247 appearances across two spells with the northern club, scoring 37 goals.

Lowry also spent four years with Linfield between 2014 and 2018, winning the treble of the Danske Bank Premiership, Irish Cup and County Antrim Shield in 2017, before returning to the Showgrounds prior to last season.

The brother of Crusaders midfielder Philip, it was Stephen came out on top when the siblings met in February's BetMcLean League Cup final, scoring in a 2-1 victory and lifting his first trophy with Coleraine.

"It was well documented that we didn’t want Stephen to leave the club in the first place, but despite getting a year or two older, he has maintained the same weight and still plays like a 25 or 26 year old," said Coleraine manager Oran Kearney.

"He has been outstanding this season and has shown a high level of consistency in his performances. He is like a fine wine and is getting better with age and he sets a great example to all.

"Stephen is a great guy, he is well liked and we are delighted to have him at the club."

Belfast Telegraph