Colm Jinks appointed Under 14 Head Coach

Sligo Rovers are thrilled to announce that Colm Jinks will take over the role of Under 14 Head Coach for the 2023 season.

Colm has great experience in the game locally and nationally having played football for many years here at Sligo Rovers and with other League of Ireland clubs Athlone Town and Longford Town before returning to play local football here in Sligo.

Colm is currently the Football Facilitator at ATU Sligo and Head Coach of the Senior A Men’s team at the University, working with the best local and regional players. 

Colm returns to the club in a coaching capacity having previously worked at Assistant Manager for our Under 17 Men’s team and developing many of the players who have since broken into the first-team squad at the club and indeed further afield.

Head of Academy Conor O’ Grady:

‘’I am delighted Colm has joined as Under 14 Head Coach.

‘’Colm has a proven track record as a coach, he knows the club and has a vast knowledge of the best young players in the region.

‘’Having been previously involved with the Under 17’s, he played a big part in the development of the likes of Liam Kerrigan and Niall Morahan to name just two.

‘’The Under 14 age group is such an important one and the first entry point to the club and I feel Colm will fill this position well and help the club develop these players from a young age and set them up on their journey at the Academy’’.

Trials for the 2023 season begin this Saturday at The Sean Fallon Centre and Colm will get to work straight away as he looks to bring the best young players in the region to Sligo Rovers:

‘’I’m delighted to be offered the chance to be Head Coach of Sligo Rovers Under 14 squad next season. It’s great to be back in The Showgrounds again where I have being lucky enough to have worked with some fantastic players between 2014 and 2018 who came through our Academy and have gone on to play for Sligo Rovers, other clubs in the league and have made moves abroad.

‘’Assembling a new squad of players for the coming National League season is always challenging but one I’m looking forward to while making sure we get the best talent to represent Sligo Rovers on and off the pitch.

The club feel this is a very important age group for players to develop technically and build foundations for them to progress through the club’s pathway and hopefully one day into the first team’’. 

Colm will have a look at his prospective squad tomorrow at The Sean Fallon Centre as trials begin for the 2023 season. Players from all over the region will attend in the hope to sign ahead of next year.