The face Kilbarrack United have a set up that allows Chris McDonnell focus most of his energy on on field issues was a major factor him taking the job.
McDonnell had a relatively successful season with Raheny United in his first full season in management last term, but has taken over at Greendale Road ahead o next term.
The respected coach and member of the most recent Regency Cup Irish coaching squad replaces Robbie Arnold and Jonathan Meleady and will lead the club into their first ever Intermediate term- and claims the facilities an ambition of the club played a part in his decision to take charge.
“I had decided to step away from Raheny, and that set up a chance for me to meet Kilbarrack,” McDonnell told the Dublin Gazette.
“I met them [last] Thursday evening and they made a formal offer for me to step in,” added the respected coach, who has admitted he will look to add to a talented squad before stressing the recently improved Greendale surroundings played a part in his decision.
“The facilities are their own in Kilbarrack, which was a huge draw for me in terms of the pitch and the clubhouse right beside it.
“The committee seem to have set a good base for themselves. That helped my decision to go in there.
“I can concentrate hugely on the football side of things, whereas I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into at the start of last season. This seems further down the line in terms of the project.”