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Shamrock Rovers Appoint Pat Fenlon

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Shamrock Rovers have this morning appointed Pat Fenlon as the club’s new manager.

The former Hoops player takes over at the club immediately and will aim to push the club on following the sacking of Trevor Croly and back to back league defeats which have all but ended their title challenge.

Fenlon, who previously managed Shelbourne, Bohemians, Derry City and Hibernian – will manage Shamrock Rovers for the first time in Friday night’s SSE Airtricity League game against Derry City at Tallaght Stadium.

Commenting on the appointment, Shamrock Rovers chairman, Jonathan Roche said: “I would like to welcome Pat Fenlon to Shamrock Rovers as the club’s new manager. There are just three points between us and third place going into the last round of fixtures, and we have a big game coming up against Derry City on Friday night. So it was very important that we moved quickly to put a manager in place to make sure that he has the chance to hit the ground running. European qualification is extremely important to the club and so we need to keep the pressure on in that regard.

“Pat is the right person for the job at this time and so there was no need for delay. Pat has considerable experience at this level and comes into a club that is building good football structures and has a good squad of players. It has been a disappointing couple of weeks for everyone involved, but we need to move on quickly. Everyone at the club needs to pull together now and battle for every point for the remainder of the season.”

New Shamrock Rovers manager, Pat Fenlon said: “I am delighted to be taking over as manager of Shamrock Rovers and am very much looking forward to getting to work at the club. The team is in a good position, and so we’ll be looking to push on and build on that. I am familiar with the team having seen them numerous times this season and so we will get to work straight away. I’m looking forward to the game against Derry City on Friday night. Hopefully there will be a big crowd and we will work hard to get a result from the game and start on a positive note.”

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