Pat Trehy
Pat Trehy with Club Chairmen Dennis Cummins after tonight’s appointment. (Image credit Peamount United)

Peamount United are delighted to announce Pat Trehy as new Women’s National League manager – By Aaron Clarke

Peamount United is delighted to announce Pat Trehy as the clubs new Women’s National League manager after the recent departure of Christy Lougheed earlier this month.

The former League of Ireland goalkeeper who was a member of the Bray Wanderers side which won the First Division title in 1996 assumed the reigns as manager having previously been part of Lougheed’s management team as assistant manager/goalkeeper coach.

Speaking about the announce Trehy said,

“I am delighted to take over as manager of Peamount United, but it is bittersweet taking over from my friend and mentor Christy Lougheed, who unfortunately took the decision to step down for personal reasons.

“I am looking forward to getting stuck into my new role and continuing the excellent progress we have in the past 18 months and I’m delighted to have both James O’Callaghan and Vinnie Patterson alongside me on this journey.”

Despite the recent blip in form which has seen the Peas eliminated from the Women’s FAI Cup at the semi-final stage and drop to fourth in the Women’s National League, the former Shamrock Rovers, St James Gate, Bray Wanderers, Limerick City and Cobh Ramblers shot-stopper believes his side are still capable of challenging for league glory in 2016.

“We have six games remaining this season and we are still in a very strong position in the league, just five points behind the leaders with a game in hand so it is important we keep a strong tight bond amongst our squad and continue fight until the last game of the short season. The players are up for the challenge and so are the management team.

“After Christy had to step down, the players were unsure of the future, but we assured them that nothing was going to change and we keep going as a team and we stay together as a unit.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peamount United and its board for giving me this opportunity and having faith in the system we have built. I would also like to thank our captain Clare Kinsella for pushing me to take up this role at such an iconic women’s football club and I look forward to our next Women’s National League outing against Kilkenny United on October 29th at Greenogue.”

Finally Peamount United would like to thank Kelly’s Texaco garage Newcastle for their sponsors of our new jerseys.

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