Cork City manager, John Caulfield, has confirmed his backroom staff for the 2019 season.
Caulfield’s management team comprises of assistant manager John Cotter, first team coaches, Liam Kearney and Lisa Fallon, while he also welcomes Eddie Hickey on board as goalkeeping coach.
Eddie joins the club from Limerick FC with considerable League of Ireland coaching experience behind him, and joins the coaching staff after Phil Harrington stepped down following five successful years at the club.
Speaking about Harrington’s departure, manager John Caulfield said, “Phil had a very successful career with Cork City after moving here from Wales. He joined my management team when we took over in 2014 and was a key and loyal backroom staff member. I was very disappointed to lose Phil but I understand the difficulties he had in relation to work commitments and want to place on the record my sincere thanks to Phil for his tremendous commitment to the team.”
John Cotter continues in his role as no. 2 to Caulfield whilst currently undertaking his UEFA Pro Licence badge. Cotter also runs the club’s academy partnership with Nagle Community College and the summer camp programme. He is a former Cork City player and has had a highly successful spell at Avondale United both as a player and manager.
Liam Kearney is in his second season as a first team coach and also coaches the Cork City U17 team. Also a former player of the club, Liam is currently undertaking his UEFA Elite A coaching licence. Liam retired from playing after the 2015 FAI cup final and joined the coaching staff for the 2016 season.
Lisa Fallon is in her sixth season with the club and is a UEFA Pro Licence coach. In addition to her first team coaching duties, Lisa also specialises in football analysis, both of our own team and opposition teams. She also manages the performance analysis support structures for our Academy teams. Fallon has also worked with the Northern Ireland men’s national team for five years.
High Performance Coach, Kevin Tattan, completes the coaching staff, along with Mick Punch, who has been part of Caulfield’s backroom staff since 2014. Kevin, a Sports Science graduate from the University of Limerick, has also worked with the West Coast Eagles Australian rules football team and with Derby County football club , while doing a Masters at the University of Derby.
Also forming part of the backroom team for 2019 are physiotherapists Joe Normoyle and Dave Minihane and club doctor, Dr. Gerard Murphy.