Watch: Pat Devlin relishing 2020 in charge of Cabinteely

Sat, Jan 04 2020

Pat Devlin Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

Pat Devlin has said that he is looking forward to the 2020 campaign in charge of First Division Cabinteely.

Devlin led the Green and White’s to an unprecedented Playoff finish last term, before falling to defeat against Drogheda United in the semi-finals of the promotion series.

Cabo began their pre-season preparations on Saturday morning, and the FAI Cup winning manager has spoken ahead of the beginning of a new season.

“We had a hectic few months since we finished off in November and I’m thrilled to be back in Blackrock starting pre-season with all the players,” the 66-year-old told his club’s media team.

“It’s fantastic, there’s a good atmosphere – very positive going forward and it’s great to be back.”

2020 will also see Cabinteely benefit from an improvement of the facilities available to them at Stradbrook – with the installation of a new all-weather training facility at the venue.

“From now on we’re going to be based in Blackrock on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and we certainly can’t complain about the facilities we’ve got here.

“Blackrock College (RFC) have been fantastic to us and we really appreciate all the help we get. We play our game here and we train here.

“There’s no complaints and there’s a lot of work to be done and players to be signed up with different things coming up with gear and equipment to be sorted.”

The former Bray Wanderers boss added; “But for now, it’s just fantastic to kick off and get things underway for the new season.

“Again, we’re hoping huge support from Cabinteely Football Club within our own club and from everyone else in the borough so we’re looking forward to a good season and off we go again.”