Fuad Sule and Graham Kelly set to depart

May 19, 2023 | All News

We can confirm Fuad Sule and Graham Kelly will leave the club when their contracts expire this summer.

Both players have been at Inver Park since the summer of 2018 and have enjoyed some memorable and historic moments in a Larne shirt.

Fuad, 26, arrived initially on loan from National League club Barnet, before making the move permanent in the January 2019 window, going on to play a total of 185 times.

He went on to become a mainstay in the team which secured promotion from the Championship before winning three County Antrim Shield titles, one Premiership crown and European qualification three seasons in a row.

Boss Tiernan Lynch explained: “We offered Fuad a new contract but he feels he is at the stage of his career where he wants to break into professional football in Great Britain.

“I understand that and while we are disappointed to lose him, we wish him well in wherever his career takes him next.

“He played an important role in our success during his time here and became a fans’ favourite because of the way he plays the game.

“We feel his time here is also testament to our ability as a club to give players a platform to further their careers, as well as be part of the success we’re building here.”

Graham, 25, leaves the club having enjoyed the same list of honours as his fellow Dubliner after arriving at the club following his departure from Sheffield United five years ago before making 149 appearances for Larne.

Whether at centre half, left-back or wing-back Graham played a significant role across his half a decade at Inver.

Tiernan added: “Graham was a top professional throughout his time here and put into practice the education he got at Sheffield United.

“He applied himself wherever he was asked to play and always got on with it, making him a great player to work with.

“He understandably feels he needs to play more games and that is what he will look to do in his next move. He goes with nothing but best wishes from me and everyone at the club.”

The Inver Park boss is also expecting to have more news about the squad at his disposal in the coming days.

“The season may have ended at Coleraine a few weeks ago, but the work for next season has been underway ever since,” he added.

“In the coming days we expect to announce contract extensions for current members of the squad, with work well underway in adding to it as well.

“We’re all looking forward to Champions League football and it’s all about making preparations to give ourselves the best possible chance come July.” Statistics kindly supplied by Marshall Gillespie.

Statistics kindly supplied by Marshall Gillespie.

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