New Senior Management Team

The committee would like to announce the appointment of Damien Hillen and Dessie Gorman as the new management team for the 2018/19 season

Damien, has stepped down from his role as Club Chairman and U15 National League manager to take up the first team role. He is a former players and was instrumental in founding and developing the clubs youth academy 10 years ago.

Damien is an accredited UEFA licenced coach with a wealth of knowledge and is looking forward to the new challenge. His first appointment was to bring in Dessie Gorman. “As soon as I was offered the role and accepted it the first call I made was to Dessie. His record speaks for itself and him agreeing to come onboard was a huge plus for me”.

'The Hawk' has had an illustrious career both north and south of the border as a player winning the League of Ireland with Dundalk and countless Irish Premiership titles with Linfield over the years.

Dessie was manager of our U16 in National League team last season and 7 of that squad have been promoted to the senior panel to push for a first team place.

We also added Paul McCrink, and Liam Bradley to the management team and thankfully Marty Jennings has agreed to stay on.

“After calling Dessie I spoke to Paul, Marty & Liam. Both Paul and Marty know this league really well, Paul has won it before as a player and is an excellent coach and Marty has been a constant in the coaching team since the move to Intermediate football. Liam makes the step up from the successful U16 management team and is a great addition to the coaching team.

Preseason started yesterday in glorious sunshine. “We’ve brought in some new faces and strengthened the squad and its great to actually get going as we prepare for the season ahead. Yesterday’s session was tough in the heat but it was really enjoyable”.

The committee would like to wish Damien, Dessie, Marty, Paul and Liam the best of luck with the season ahead.