NEW SIGNING – Lorcan Forde.

It is with great pleasure we announce the signing of frontman, Lorcan Forde, who put pen to paper tonight, amid interest from other Irish League Clubs.

The Newry native joins us on a two year deal having been released by Linfield at the start of September. Forde spent the first half of last season on loan to Warrenpoint Town and rejoined his parent Club in January 2020. 

Forde guested for us in a friendly against Ballinamallard United on Saturday past where the versatile forward impressed, scoring the second goal, in our two nil win.

Lorcan made his debut for Warrenpoint on 19th November 2016 in a league game v H&W Welders aged just 17 years and 12 days. In total he played 67 games for Warrenpoint Town scoring 10 goals (that includes his loan spell with the club last term).  He won the Championship with Warrenpoint Town in 2016/17. Forde moved to Linfield in May 2018 signing a 3 year deal.

Swifts Manager, Kris Lindsay, pictured alongside new signing, Lorcan Forde.

 A happy Kris Lindsay said;
“I am pleased to get Lorcan signed on a two year deal. He is a talented boy and maybe it just didn’t work out for him at Linfield but we want to give an opportunity for him to get back enjoying his football again and playing games. He fits the profile of players we want at this club, he’s young, he’s hungry and technically very good and he will add another dimension to our forward options. I am delighted to get the deal done and I look forward to working with Lorcan over the next two seasons.”

An excited Lorcan Forde had this to say;
“To be honest I am glad to be at a club where I am going to be playing football again this year. Last year I didn’t get much playing time but I think Kris (Lindsay) and the lads will give me a bit more of an opportunity. I hope to repay that with a couple of goals and a really good season. This is a team who are built around a good, young side, playing good, positive football. It’s not just kick it a long and running after it. I also know plenty of the lads and I think I’ll really enjoy it here.”

Lorcan will wear the number 12 jersey this season.

Welcome to Stangmore Park Lorcan, we wish you every success.