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Damien Duff named head coach of Shamrock Rovers academy side

The former Ireland winger is cutting his teeth in coaching with the Hoops’ U15 , who will play in the new National League from August.

Duff has moved into coaching since retiring.
Duff has moved into coaching since retiring.
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IRISH FOOTBALL LEGEND Damien Duff has landed an academy role with Shamrock Rovers, after being appointed the new U15 National League head coach.

Duff, who already works with the first team coaching staff, will combine his existing duties with his new role in the academy.

The new U15 National League, which begins in August, follows on from the success of the SSE Airtricity U17 and U19 National Leagues.

Duff concluded his professional career with Shamrock Rovers back in 2015. The former Chelsea winger originally signed an 18-month contract with the club before announcing his retirement in December of that year with 100 caps for Ireland.

Commenting on Duff’s new role with Shamrock Rovers, a statement on the club website reads:

“Damien is one of Ireland’s greatest ever players and his vast experience and knowledge of the game will be of immense benefit to the players and coaches that work with him.

His addition to our Academy set-up strengthens an already very talented underage coaching staff which includes a large number with professional playing experience.

“With Phase One of our new training facility in Roadstone only days away from completion, our young players can look forward to working in a top class environment educated by the best coaches that this country has to offer.”

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