Liam Kearney joins Galway United staff as first team coachby Josh Dolan
John Caulfield has made his first addition to the Galway United backroom staff by installing Liam Kearney as the club’s new first team coach.
Caulfield, who was made the United boss just under two weeks ago brings in Kearney, whom he also worked with at Cork City, to work with the likes of Johnny Glynn and Colin Fortune who have remained at Eamonn Deacy Park despite the departure of Alan Murphy.
After Wednesday’s announcement, Kearney revealed that he was interested straight away when Caulfield asked him to join him in Galway.
"When John rang me, I was interested straight away," he toldgalwayunitedfc.ie.
"We need to push on and see where we can go. I know with the passion and hard work that John Caulfield brings, he will be looking to build the club up.”
While Kearney is under no illusion that the task that faces Caulfield and himself won’t be easy, he does think that his former manager can draw on experience to bring success back to Eamonn Deacy Park.
"I've played and been a coach under John, it's all about winning. He's a natural born winner. He knows what I can give and we both know it's a case of pushing things on at the club now. We need to start winning games, that's the main thing.
"When John went into Cork City initially, he built the club up. It's important, you need every part of the club to be strong, then everything comes together.
"It's a big task, the facilities are fantastic at the club and I feel there's huge potential here, but we have a lot of hard work to do.”
Caulfield began life as United boss with a 5-2 defeat at home to Shelbourne in the FAI Cup last Friday.
However, this weekend he will be hoping for a better result as he faces his first task with Kearney beside him in the dugout, as they travel to the Middlands to take on the First Division’s basement team Athlone who are winless after eight matches.