Stephen Rice named new Shamrock Rover U17 Head Coach

Shamrock Rovers F.C. have this morning announced the appointment of former player and captain Stephen Rice as Head Coach of the U17 team.

Following retirement from playing, Rice coached the DDSL Kennedy Cup squad for two years and is the FAI U15 Futures Development Squad Head Coach.

Shamrock rovers Stephen Rice celebrates with Ciaran Kilduff 000647ed-642

Speaking on his return to the club the former Hoops man said: “I am delighted to return to the club where I spent 6 very happy years in my playing career and where I have my best memories in the game as a player. 

“I'm looking forward to coaching and developing the best young players for Shamrock Rovers F.C. There is something exciting happening at the club at the moment and I am looking forward to being a part of the project.

“Our aim is to give our best young players an alternative to moving to play in the UK at 15 years of age.

“Shamrock Rovers Academy will allow our best young players to continue their school education at home and still develop as an elite player with a realistic path to first team football at Shamrock Rovers F.C."

“Following two seasons with the U17s, Aidan Price will be Head Coach of the U19s with John Martin as assistant coach and will bring through a number of players from the previous U17 squad.”

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