“The backroom staff will be quite similar to last season with myself, John Naughton, Richie St Ledger, and Gavin Crean. I’m delighted that they’ve decided to stay on, as all bring their own personal touch of knowledge and organisational skills to the team environment, and adding another fantastic personality in Jonathan Deasy, who will bring a wealth of football knowledge to the management side of things.”
“A lot of people in the football environment would know a lot of the players I coached back then. Alan Browne of Preston, Eric Grimes who played with Leeds United in the UK, John Kavanagh former Cork City and now Cobh Ramblers, and I am very lucky to have the likes of Roy ‘Badger’ Kenny, Anto O’Donnell, Jason Forde, from that schoolboys team with me who all played League of Ireland and could still play at that level now.
“Another player I had on that team was Cian Whooley, who I believe if he was still playing soccer had a great chance to play in the UK but went on to play international rugby with Ireland and Cork Con alongside another fantastic goalkeeper in Alex Kindellen, who also plays rugby internationally for Ireland.”