Kilmore Celtic have brought in a former League of Ireland player to fill the role of ‘head coach’ as they complete a managerial shake up.
The side who finished third from bottom in their first ever Premier A season seem to have gone the continental root and are going with first and second team managerial set ups over seen by a head coach.
Artane native Jonathan Prizeman has taken over the new role and will oversee the development of both Saturday and Sunday teams next season.
Prizeman will be well known to LOI followers having worn the colours of Bohemians and Kilkenny, the former midfielder also played in Europe for Glenavon and earned himself an Irish Under 21 call up.
Working with Prizeman will be first team manager Tony Alcock and his assistant Declan Walsh, while James Askins and Derek Whelan make up the Saturday coaching set up.
The AUL outfit confirmed the news on social media this week:
Kilmore Celtic FC are delighted to announce the appointment of our new management team for both our Premier A side and Senior Saturday side.
• The first team will be managed by Tony Alcock (Wanchope) and assistant will be Declan Walsh (Hagi)
• The Saturday team will be managed by James Askins (Shaggy) and Derek Wealan (Wheela)
• The clubs new goalkeeping coach will be the vastly experienced Gary Lester
• Both of the teams will be under the new head coach; former League of Ireland player Jonathan Prizeman
The club is delighted to have such an experienced management/coaching team in place. Every member of this new backroom team are qualified coaches on the FAI pathway and Jonathan Prizeman even holding a UEFA A coaching license. Everyone at Kilmore Celtic and in the community as a whole I’m sure will get behind the new management team and give them their full support. We will hopefully build upon the hugely successful period the club enjoyed under Sam and Willie who have departed with our sincerest thanks. We would also like to give a big thanks to Paul Doody on his coaching approach last season and we wish him well in the future!