FAI Intermediate Cup finalists Firhouse Clover have appointed a new manager just weeks after their defeat to Maynooth University Town in the Aviva Stadium.
The Tallaght side, who have relocated from IT Tallaght to the Postal Club, have promoted from within and upgraded Darren Forsyth from club captain to club manager alongside James Mooney.
Forsyth, who was key to the impressive FAI Intermediate Cup run, takes over from fellow young manager Keith Baker.
The former UCD, Shelbourne, Bray Wanderers and Gateshead midfielder, Forsyth could prove the division only player manager. His form in recent seasons suggests he is more than capable of holding his own at top Intermediate level but it remains to be seen whether or not the well traveled player will pick himself.
Firhouse confirmed the news on their social media platforms yesterday. A statement read:
“The club are delighted to welcome our new management team on board of Darren Forsyth and James Mooney to take the club forward next season
Darren who was club captain last 2 seasons and has a vast experience of all levels of football and it’s great news for the club that he has taken on the role with James also staying involved with the club after his good work last year
The lads hope to announce the rest of the backroom team in the coming days
It’s a exciting time for the club as we move into the facilities at Dublin Postal Sports Club and the brand new pitch which will have the same dementions as the AUL main pitch and we will also have full use of the gym facilities available to us at Postal
Thank you to last season’s management team for all your hard work and commitment and getting to the FAI New Balance Intermediate Cup final in the Aviva Stadium and finishing 4th in the senior division.”