Frank Kelleher to become Cobh Ramblers Academy Manager

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Cobh Ramblers Football Club are delighted to announce that Frank Kelleher has taken up the position of Academy Manager.

Frank will oversee our academy setup and work with senior team manager Stephen Henderson and the club’s underage managers and coaches to continue to help strengthen our academy.

Kelleher guided Cork City to women’s FAI Cup success in the Aviva Stadium in November, and has an excellent record in youth football in Cork, helping to establish the Cork Youths League Academy in 2012.

Speaking this morning, Kelleher said : “I’m delighted to be appointed as the Cobh Ramblers Academy Manager. I spoke to Stephen Henderson and we had a discussion about it, and I’m delighted to be on board.

“I’ll be managing the academy at under 19, 17, and 15 level, and obviously the under 13s coming in next season.

“I’ll be supporting the managers, and the staff involved with the teams, very much working with player development throughout the entire academy.

“Cobh Ramblers have a philosophy of giving young players the chance to play in the League of Ireland. And that’s what my job will be – to develop players who are good enough to play in the first team.

“It’s very exciting, and I’m looking forward to it”.

Senior team manager Stephen Henderson said “to have someone of Frank’s talent and ability come in is a huge coup for Cobh Ramblers Football Club. I have no doubt our underage structure will go from strength to strength under his watch, and I’m very much looking forward to working with him”.