Cork City have officially announced that Brian Lenihan has signed for Premier League side Hull City. Lenihan joins the likes of David Meyler, Paul McShane and Robbie Brady who make up a sizeable Irish contingent at Hull even with the recent loss of Shane Long to Southampton.
Lenihan has been in exceptional form all season for the Rebel Army and with many English clubs circling over the last few months, The Tigers have certainly got themselves a player for the future.
The Ireland U21 international possesses exceptional defensive capabilities even though he has only this season started playing at right back instead of centre midfield. Lenihan has combined this defensive play with devastating runs down the right all season for City and he will undoubtedly be a quality addition to Steve Bruce’s squad for the future if not for the rest of the season.
Commenting on Cork City’s official website, City chairman, Pat Lyons had this to say about Lenihan.
“We would like to wish Brian the best of luck in the next stage of his career. Since he joined us, Brian has been a credit to his family and to his schoolboy club, College Corinthians; showing a fantastic attitude and excellent ability, which I am sure will see him progress far in the game.”
“As a club, we never want to see our best players depart, however we are pleased that we have reached what we believe to be a fair and reasonable agreement with Hull for his transfer, and that Cork City FC stands to benefit further should Brian continue to progress as we all expect him to do.”
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.