- Monday November 28th, 2016 @ 14:10
Saints Appoint O'Brien As New Director Of Football For Underage Teams
St Patrick's Athletic FC are happy to announce Ger O'Brien as the club's new Director of Football for underage teams.
The Saints' skipper will also take on a coaching position in the Liam Buckley's backroom team having already received UEFA A license qualifications and having previously worked in the schoolboy section with St. Francis FC for the past two and half years as Director of Football.
Ger O'Brien has taken up the position of Director of Football for our underage sides. He'll also have a coaching role with the senior team pic.twitter.com/HEkpkjgrcdâ€” St Patrick's Ath (@stpatsfc) November 28, 2016
The Saints will retain the playing services of 32 year old O'Brien, whose coaching achievements also include managing Maynooth University to their first ever Collingwood Cup success in 2014.
See full statement below from O'Brien:
"Firstly I want to thank St Francis FC for giving me the opportunity to work with them as a club. In that time we have managed to move the club forward and laid some great foundations for the years to come.
"I move on to the role now with St Pat's and it's one that I am very much looking forward to. The League of Ireland underage pathway is finally coming to fruition and will help continue the brilliant development work already being done by schoolboy clubs up and down the country.
I'm also looking forward to being a part Liam's coaching staff. A lot of hard work and time goes in to attaining your badges and I'm thankful Liam has given me an opportunity to work on the pitch with top quality players on a daily basis. I'm not retiring just yet before it's asked, but a new chapter in my career is beginning and I look forward to it being at St Pat's."