On behalf of the club I would like to welcome our new team manager Jim Clifford to the club and wish him and the team every success on the playing field for the 2012 season. Jim’s appointment was rubber-stamped at a players meeting held on Friday 20th January in the clubrooms.
Our club chairman Jimmy McGeough remarked “we’re excited and delighted that Jim has agreed to come on board and we hope that he will enjoy working with the club”. He continued by saying “the club was anxious to get the best man and in my view Jim is the best man available and it’s now up to all the players to give it 110% commitment” He finished by stating “we narrowly missed out on the final spots last year and therefore we will be aiming to go one better which is well within our ability”.
Addressing the players Jim highlighted his requirements and stressed the importance of working hard and being honest. He expressed the significance of being punctual and having a high degree of discipline throughout the year. He emphasised that the club went very close last year and if you want to achieve success then all players will have to show character and be leaders. This involved making a lot of sacrifices throughout the year and indicated that holidays will be restricted to the closed season, the consumption of alcohol will need to be toned-down or taken in moderation and lifestyles will have to change. He stated that training will commence on Tuesday 7th February and looked forward to working with the players and the club.