Lee takes over from legendary Loughran at Crumlin United

by Stephen Findlater

** James Lee, centre, with his coaching support Graham Cassin and Alan Barrett

Crumlin United have moved quickly to announce James Lee as new manager of their LSL Sunday Senior, taking over the reins from legendary boss Marty Loughran who retired this week.

Loughran managed all six of their Leinster Senior League titles and also guided the club to the FAI Intermediate Cup title four times, making him one of amateur football’s most successful managers.

Indeed, the club went through the 2018/19 season only losing one – in the Intermediate Cup final against Avondale United in the Aviva – among many other notable achievements.

“I have enjoyed every minute of it,” Loughran said of his reign. “I have played with and managed with some of the best amateur players and coaches in the country.

“With the help of these players, coaches and the wonderful staff that worked with me over the 20 years as manager, Crumlin United have become one of the most successful clubs in the LSL and the country.”

Lee takes on the top job after a distinguished career as a player and knows the club inside out. He will be supported by Graham Cassin as senior coach; he has worked with the team for the past six months and will be assisted by coach Alan Barrett.

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