INSTITUTE: Stephen O’Flynn joins Ballinamallard and signs for Glentoran

Stephen O'Flynn has signed for Ballinamallard United for the remainder of the season.
Stephen O'Flynn has signed for Ballinamallard United for the remainder of the season.

Former Institute striker Stephen O’Flynn has had a busy few days.

The Cork man has left Premiership champions Crusaders and joined Ballinamallard United until the end of the season, however he has already signed a pre-contract to join Glentoran for next season.

The 33-year-old was recently heralded as ‘the best finisher in Northern Ireland’ by Crues boss Stephen Baxter, but he was then placed on the transfer list weeks later, with his first team opportunities limited and Baxter added: “I work with him every week in training and he is a fantastic finisher. If you give him a chance, he will score.”

United boss Whitey Anderson was delighted to secure O’Flynn’s signature.

“His record speaks for itself over the years and without any doubt, his experience will be a massive asset to us,” he said.

“His ability to bring people into the game, score goals and provide assists will be invaluable.

“We now look forward to getting Stephen involved in training this week as we prepare for a tough game against Ballymena on Saturday.”