Shelbourne FC have announced Donegal coach William O’Connor as the new manager of their U19 League of Ireland team.
The Buncrana native has been the Republic of Ireland Schoolboys manager since 2018 and senior team coach with Finn Harps for the past five years.
Before that, O’Connor had a coaching role with the Inishowen Academy, FAI Emerging Talent and Cockhill Celtic, where he also played with the senior team for over 15 years.
Commenting on his new appointment, O’Connor said: “I have completed the Pro Licence in June of this year and Shelbourne u19 team is a great opportunity for me further develop as a Head Coach.
“I’ve been working with the squad over the past week and have seen at first hand the quality of the players at this level.
“My main aim is to develop the players to progress into the senior team while being competitive and winning games at U19 level.
“Shelbourne is a club with huge ambition. The structures and set up of the club are first class which looks good for the future, one that I’m looking forward to being apart of.”Tags: