Darryl Keaney is new Under 15 Head Coach

Sligo Rovers are thrilled to announce that Darryl Keaney will take over the role of Under 15 Head Coach for the 2023 season.

Darryl is a young coach with a great knowledge of the game and has become an important part of our Academy staff having been Assistant Manager of our Under 14 team in 2022.

Darryl is from Sligo and a keen Bit O’ Red supporter and has been developing his coaching career at the club and has a bright future ahead of him.

Trials for our Under 15 squad for the 2023 season get underway tomorrow at The Showgrounds where Keaney will cast his eye over those in attendance.

Head of Academy Conor O’ Grady:

‘’I am delighted to have Darryl step up to the role of Under 15 Head Coach.

‘He is a really bright, up and coming coach at the club who has all the ingredients to coach at a high level.

‘Darryl built up a great bond with players and staff in 2022 and will continue to develop the players at Under 15 level in what will be a crucial year for them’’.

Speaking on his appointment today, Darryl said:

‘’It is a massive opportunity for me and, I am delighted to be on board as Under 15 Head Coach at Sligo Rovers.

‘’This is a great time to be involved in the Academy, as there is now a clear pathway for players to progress up the ladder and into the first-team.

‘’I am really looking to getting started’’.

Our Under 15 team continue to be sponsored by O’ Connor Cabins who are an important partner to our Academy and club in general.

Trials will now take place tomorrow with further preparations taking place between now and January, when pre-season will start for all Academy teams.