Friday, July 24, 2009

Frank Byrne takes on Suttonians job

Frank Byrne has followed former Glenanne team mate mate Alan Browne into a coaching role in division two after he was confirmed as the new Suttonians' men's coach for the upcoming season.

Byrne takes on the role after cutting his teeth last year as assistant to Arul Anthoni at Glenanne Park, frequently taking over first team affairs on match day as the Malaysian head coach's dual role with Old Alex saw him unable to run the sideline.

He also takes on the role of youth academy coach at the club - a youth development programme now in its third year.

Mick McGuinness will continue on as the women's first team coach with the aim of building yet further on last season's promotion and cup success while Connor Gillett - himself a graduate of the club's youth system - takes on the role of Youth's Head Coach in which there are currently over 150 players.

Speaking about the appointments, club president Tom Hipwell was delighted with the new-look coaching team in place: "I am very excited to announce these appointments as it shows our intent to become a top tier hockey club and I would like to wish all our coaches every success in the season ahead.

"We are very confident that this formidable coaching team will continue to build on the development and successes of the club."


Sam Ireland said...

Congratulations on the appointment Frank - best wishes for the upcoming season.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Frank, Did a great job with Glenanne last year and I know you won't be lacking for this job.

Anonymous said...

Rumour has it that due to league restructuring and teams dropping out, all teams in Division 2 will have to play 3 games against eachother...can anyone confirm?? or know where the 3rd game will be played??!

Anonymous said...

Going to turn into something like the SPL

Anonymous said...

best bet is to scrap div 3 with the 5 best 2nd teams competing in div 2 - and remainder in div 4 - at the end of the day we all want to play games !