Kilbarrack United made somewhat of a statement managerial appointment ahead of their first ever Intermediate campaign.
The LSL Major Sunday champions this week announced Chris McDonnell as their new first team manager.
The badged up coach comes in to replace Robbie Arnold and Jonner Meleady, who lead the side to a title and to one of the LSL top four divisions last season.
McDonnell comes in on the back of a stint as Raheny first team manager. The UEFA qualified coach lead the AUL to sixth in the Premier A and the semi final of the Liddy Cup in his sole season in charge.
The new Kilbarrack manager was also part of Gerry Davis’s management team in 2017 and played a part when the Irish side amateur side reached the UEFA Regions Cup final.
Kilbarrack released the following statement to confirm the appointment:
Kilbarrack United are delighted to announce that Chris McDonnell be taking over as Manager of our Senior side.
Chris is a UEFA qualified coach and comes in with a wealth of experience having been a member of Gerry Davis’ Republic of Ireland Amateur team’s coaching set up during the last Regions Cup in 2017.
Chris has previously helped out with with our senior team as a coach under joint managers Robbie Arnold & Jonner Meleady before spending last season managing AUL Premier A side Raheny United
The club is excited that Chris has decided to take on the role and we wish him all the best in our first season in Intermediate football.
The club is also happy to announce that Derek McKenna will be taking on the role of Club Public Relations Officer (PRO) – working with all teams at the club and Darren O’Neill will also be coming in as Secretary alongside John Geraghty.