Peas snap up Coghlan

by Karl Graham
0 comment

PEAMOUNT United have put in place a new management team for their LSL Senior 1B side, as they look to find the right fit that will see them regain the same success they achieved in the past, and put them in the same standing as their schoolboy and women’s teams.
Three seasons ago, Peamount were competing in the LSL Senior Sunday Division 1 but come the Autumn, they will be lining out against Senior 1B sides having suffered their second relegation during those three years.
Allan Coghlan, who recently guided Knocklyon United to intermediate level, is the man the Greenogue outfit have now turned to, with former player Ciaran Creagh and last year’s Under-8 manager Austin Cooney joining his management team.
“At this stage, Allan has a proven track history in being successful,” Peamount Director of Football Jason Carey told GazetteSport. “The club are looking to move the senior section on and he seemed the right fit.
“Obviously, he will bring his own management style to the club. I think that was the biggest thing that came across.”
In appointing Creagh and Cooney alongside Coghlan, the club are ensuring they keep involved the people who know the club.
“We wanted to retain some continuity within the club. Ciaran is a fantastic young coach and Austin knows the league inside out so their experience and knowledge of players are going to be an invaluable help to Allan,” said Carey.
With Coghlan still needing time to assess his new team, new players and targets for the forthcoming season are still to be determined.
“Allan will have to assess what types of players are there and what type of player he is going to need, and adapt his style from there.
“We are going to let him settle into the club first and see how preseason goes then go from there. I suppose from the club’s point of view, there is no point setting him goals before he has had a chance to assess who he has and who he needs to bring in.
“We will re-evaluate things as we go on but he has free reign to come in and do what he has to do to make the club successful at senior level again.”
One thing that Carey can say for sure is that the team will enjoy an injection of youth into the squad as they reap the benefits that come with running youth teams.
“The majority of the squad are going to stay and then through the youth section we are going to gain a lot of young payers. That is the purpose of having an Under-19s and Under-18s; that there is a pathway there for them to develop through the club,” Carey concluded.

Related Articles