Hugh McKendry stands down from Olympic post

Oct 16, 2019 | Archive

LARNE Football Club has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Larne Olympic head coach Hugh McKendry.

Hugh has been working with the club since the 2017/18 season, originally overseeing the development of both Olympic and under-18 sides.

He has worked closely with first team manager Tiernan Lynch, throughout his time at the club.

Tiernan was quick to pay tribute to Hugh: “I have seen the many hours Hugh has put into his role, since he arrived at the club.

“Hugh has helped us to put development structures in place, which we hope will benefit the club in the years to come.

“Many of the young players have benefited from playing a year ahead of their age group, and we saw some of the fruits of their labour by reaching the cup final last season.

“Promotion into the NIFL Premiership Development League has seen a significant step up in quality, but a challenge they had met head on.

“The three young players who have been assigned first team squad numbers is also testament to the pathway which exists to the first team squad.”

Chairman Gareth Clements also added his personal word of thanks to Hugh.

“I know the work of development coaches isn’t always seen by everyone, but I know how hard Hugh has worked,” Gareth added.

“I want to thank him for his commitment and for everything he has put in place in his time at the club and wish him the very best for the future.”

Further updates in the process of appointing a new Larne Olympic head coach will follow in due course.

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