1. ITV Report

Runaway leaders Larne could seal Premiership promotion

Larne could secure promotion to the Irish Premiership on Saturday. Credit: UTV

Larne could secure promotion to the Premiership on Saturday if they beat Harland & Wolff Welders and Carrick fail to win against Dundela.

Tiernan Lynch’s side have been the runaway leaders at the summit of the Championship all season, with one hand already on the title.

But they still aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

“It’s hugely important that we keep our feet firmly on the ground,” Lynch told UTV.

“Until somebody tells us mathematically it’s over, it’s not over and we have to keep working hard.”

People make a lot of the investment and everything else, but what Kenny’s really done is galvanise a community – Larne people are really proud of the football club, they’re really proud of the team

– Gary Haveron, Larne Development Manager

Larne have become a force to be reckoned with and have the financial backing of hometown multi-millionaire Kenny Bruce.

For the club and their supporters, it is about more than just the money though.

Development Manager Gary Haveron says the facilities being put in place at Inver Park represent a great opportunity for the next generation of players.

“I think the town in general, there’s been a real buzz and that what Kenny’s brought about,” he added.

While they may have to wait for formal confirmation, it seems to be only a matter of time before Larne take their place among the heavy weights of local football.