Dundalk FC appoint new strength and conditioning coach
Dundalk FC have appointed Eoin Clarkin as the Club’s new strength and conditioning coach.
The new appointment replaces Graham Byrne, who had filled the role since Stephen Kenny took charge ahead of the 2013 season. Byrne departed Oriel Park last momnth.
Eoin is a strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist from Dublin and has previous experience working with UCD and GAA senior footballers Kilmacud Crokes.
“I have been working in the League of Ireland for the last couple of years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with UCD first team down to the academy,” said Clarkin.
“I’ve just completed my Master’s Degree in Performance Science with Setanta College and I have also spent time working in the GAA with Kilmacud Crokes.
“I have completed my UEFA B licence a couple of years ago and spent some time coaching football in a technical and tactical role, so I have seen it from both the physical side and sports science side as well as being down at pitch level – I feel this has given me a great insight into the game.
Clarkin is looking forward to his new role, stating he ‘can’t wait to get started’ and feels this opportunity was one he simply couldn’t turn down.
“Working with Dundalk FC is an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. They are the most successful team in Ireland over the last couple of years and you can see that from their European success.
“I knew about the setup they already had here and the buy in that they have from the players which was something that I really couldn’t turn down.
“I’m delighted to be here now and I really can’t wait to get started with the boys, to see what I can bring to the table and an already successful team.
“Anyone I have talked to about Dundalk FC has spoken so highly of everything at Oriel Park – the culture, the players and the whole setup in itself. It’s a brilliant opportunity for me and I am buzzing to get going.”