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Braniff joins Lurgan Blues

Kevin Braniff
Kevin Braniff

Kevin Braniff has signed a two year deal with Irish Cup winners Glenavon

Coveted striker Kevin Braniff has signed a two year deal with Irish Cup winners Glenavon.

The former Portadown goalgetter made the switch to Mid Ulster rivals Glenavon following an unsuccessful stint in Australia.

The 31-year-old left Shamrock Park after a bust up with Ports boss Ronnie McFall last November.

He was transfer listed and played briefly for Port Melbourne Sharks before returning to Northern Ireland.

The Belfast man will be following in the footsteps of Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton, who also played for both clubs.

"In my opinion, this is the biggest signing in the league this season," said Hamilton.

"We have two genuine wingers so it's our plan to play Kevin as a striker up front."

"Gary painted a great picture and told me what they wanted to do with the club," said Braniff.

"It's a club going forward and what they achieved last season was impressive in my opinion - to come and work under Gary is a big thing for me as well."