Former Cork City full-back Brian Lenihan signs new Hull deal

Wed, May 10 2017

Lenihan spent two seasons with hometown club Cork City before joining Hull in 2014. Credit: Billy Galligan


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Republic of Ireland under-21 full back Brian Lenihan has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Hull City.


The former Cork City man has seen injury blight the majority of his three-year stint in the north-east of England that has seen him restricted to just three senior appearances.


22-year-old Lenihan saw a loan spell at Blackpool in 2014 cut short after just two games when he sustained a knee injury that kept him out for several months.


He recovered and made his league debut for Hull during the 2016 season only to once again break down with a knee injury that saw him miss almost a calendar year.


The Corkman has impressed new boss Marco Silva sufficiently during his recovery to earn a new deal with that will take him through to 2018 regardless of whether Hull go down this season.


Lenihan played underage football with College Corinthians in Cork before joining City as an 18-year-old, where he quickly rose to become first-choice right back in John Caulfield's side.


His impressive performances in the Premier Division attracted attention from overseas and he was sold for an undisclosed fee to the Tigers during the summer of 2014.