Corduff name new staff

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JULY may have just hit us but Corduff FC have already added a few new faces to their staff roster, and the prospering Blanch outfit are issuing the message that they want more before the season kicks off.

Last week the club announced a new management for their senior first team for the 2015-16 season. Paddy Stapleton has been announced as first team manager, while Johnny Kerr, Gary Parkes and David Bates will make up the rest of the backroom team.

Stapleton has already been in charge of the club’s senior side, taking the club to the FAI Junior Cup semi-final in 2008 as well the AUL Premier A Division in the same year, a feat which saw him named AUL Manager of the Year.

Kerr meanwhile has recently held coaching roles with Portmarnock AFC and Belgrove, with whom he won the FAI Intermediate Cup, and is a former Corduff player. Parkes is also a former Corduff player while Bates revived the club’s senior section back in 2000.

Corduff’s club PRO John McGuinness is keen to see the club add more new faces and there is currently a rallying cry to get locals down to help out in the current season. He said: “Although we have a very healthy committee at schoolboy section and senior section (separate committees), we constantly advertise and ask for willing people to come on board with the task of being club handymen.

“The message is clear and the message is one of need. We need two people to come on board with the sole task of being on the ground, doing the bits and bobs that are needed on a day-to-day or weekend to weekend basis as needed.

“The club is 100% voluntary ran, but we do have an office where tea, heat and light are available and also keep in mind, that all of our volunteers are Garda vetted and that’s the only requirement from us should someone out there have time on their hands and have the commitment and dedication needed in a club that will cater for 30 teams in September.

On the playing side, Corduff have organised the following trial dates for new players looking to join the club.

At Corduff Park’s all-weather pitch: the Under-11s (2005) and Under-12s (2004) are on Thursday, July 2 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

At Damastown, the Under-13s (2003) are on from 6.30pm to 7.30pm; the Under-14s (2002) are on Saturday, July 4 from 10.30am to 11:30am.

The Under-15s (2001) are on Saturday from noon to 1pm while the Under-16s (2000) are on Thursday, July 9 at 6.30pm to 7:30pm.

Finally, the Under-17s (1999) are on the same night from 7.30pm to 8:30pm. All inquiries to [email protected].

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