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Former Irish League striker O'Carroll named Motherwell U18s boss

Diarmuid O'Carroll.
Diarmuid O'Carroll.

By Joshua Bunting

Former Irish League striker Diarmuid O’Carroll has been appointed the new Under 18s manager with SPFL side Motherwell.

O’Carroll played and won Irish League titles at North Belfast Clubs Cliftonville and Crusaders and featured for Glenavon and Dungannon Swifts.

He takes over from Darren O’Dea who left last week to take up a similar post at Scottish champions Celtic.

Diarmuid started his playing career at Celtic, and saw himself capped by the Republic of Ireland at every level up to Under 21.

He took charge of Glentoran Women before moving on to Las Vegas to work. O’Carroll holds a UEFA B license but is now working on his Pro license with the IFA.

“I’m really happy to be at Motherwell,” O’Carroll said speaking to the club website.

"I’m joining a great coaching staff and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“Once the opportunity arose, I knew it was one I wanted to take. This club has an exceptional pedigree of developing young talent and I hope to play my part in helping the next generation come through.”

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson added: “Diarmuid is an excellent addition and we are very much looking forward to working with him.

“We conducted a robust process with the appointment, which included a practical session on the park with our players, and we are excited by what he can bring to the group.”

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