Pat Devlin Appointed Director of Football/Manager at Cabinteely FC
Cabinteely FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Devlin as Director of Football and First Team Manager on a three year contract.
The former Director of Football at Shamrock Rovers and most recently with UCD, who had spells as Manager of Athlone Town, Drogheda United and Bray Wanderers, brings with him a wealth of League of Ireland coaching and managerial experience.
Devlin also spent time as Republic of Ireland “B” Manager and Senior Team Coach and has extensive experience of coaching in the United States down through the years. In addition to his experience in Ireland he has also worked with Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
With Pat’s record of achievement, at all levels, and his vision of the game, Cabinteely FC feels that he is the perfect fit for the club as it continues its progress in the SSE Airtricity League and looks to fulfil its potential as a football club while it celebrates its 50th Anniversary next year.
Speaking of the appointment, Larry Bass, Chairman of Cabinteely FC said, “I have known Pat Devlin for quite a while now and I have admired his work as a coach and manager down through the years. I have also admired his style of play, his ability to get the best out of teams he has managed as well as his success at unearthing and nurturing new talent in the game”.
“Cabinteely FC may be young in terms of League of Ireland football but our plans and ambitions for the future are well grounded and we are looking forward to working with Pat to ensure that those plans and ambitions are fulfilled”, the Chairman concluded.
Expressing his delight at the appointment, Pat Devlin said, “I am looking forward to the challenge of Director of Football at Cabinteely FC and in particular to working with their young players in the First Team.”
“Obviously I have been very aware of the progress of the club at all levels since it was founded but I am very impressed with where they want to take the club both from a football point of view and on a community basis.
My priority now will be to retain players, recruit new ones and then to work with the club officials and the backroom team on pre -season in preparation for the new SSE Airtricity League which starts at the end of February.”
“Finally I would like to thank UCD FC for their co-operation in me taking up this appointment, ” Pat Devlin concluded.