Liam Kearney returns to Cork City
Liam Kearney is back at his hometown club.
The 34 year old former winger has been named as first team coach by Cork City boss John Caulfield, replacing Alan Reynolds who has taken up the head coach role with Waterford FC.
The Conna native won a league title with City in 2005, the FAI Cup in 2007 along with the Setanta Sports Cup in 2008, and also had spells with Shelbourne, Derry City and Waterford United.
Kearney had spent the last year coaching in North Carolina.
And the former Ireland U21 international says he can't wait to get going.
"I am delighted to get the opportunity and I want to thank John (Caulfield) for having the faith in me to add me to his backroom staff. I know a lot of the players and the staff as well, and I know the club for a long time too, so I am delighted to be back and hope I can contribute to a successful season.
“In my last season here as a player, I completed the UEFA B Licence because I knew that was the road I wanted to go down. Then I got the opportunity to go to America and I spent the last year over there coaching full-time. That gave me a good base and allowed me to figure out what things I liked and didn’t like, and a sense of what kind of coach I want to be.”
(Pic courtesy Cork City FC)
More from Sport
Draft Memorandums of Understanding agreed between the GAA, LGFA and Camogie
The GAA, Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) are pleased to announce that draft memorandums of understanding have been agreed between the GAA and the Camogie Association, and between the GAA and the LGFA.
AUDIO: Cork's Red FM Senior Hurling League Launch
The 2018 Cork's Red FM Senior Hurling League was launched at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday night, while Sarsfields and Killeagh contested the opening fixture of the competition on the 4G pitch at the redeveloped stadium.
TEAM NEWS: Cork Camogie Team Named For League Opener
The Cork team has been announced for the Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division one opener against Galway on Sunday afternoon.
AUDIO: Meet Cork Boxer Saoirse Morrissey
15 year old Saoirse Morrissey has been Boxing for seven years and aspires to represent Ireland at the Olympics.
AUDIO: Kanturk are Munster Champions
Kanturk are the 2017 Munster Intermediate Hurling Champions after a thrilling extra time battle against Kilmaley of Clare.
Ronan O'Gara headed for New Zealand
Ronan O'Gara is off to New Zealand.