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Dub star McMahon joins Shamrock Rovers backroom

The Ballymun Kickhams footballer joins the Hoops as strength and conditioning coach.

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SHAMROCK ROVERS MANAGER Trevor Croly announced the first new signing of his Tallaght reign on Wednesday — All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Philly McMahon.

Croly was presented as Rovers’ new boss on a two-year contract earlier today and confirmed that McMahon will join his backroom staff as strength and conditioning coach.

McMahon, a sub when the Dubs trumped Kerry in 2011, helped Ballymun Kickhams end a 27-year wait for county honours by beating Kilmacud Crokes in the Dublin Senior Football Championship last month.

The 25-year-old owns BK Strength and Conditioning, a high performance gym that specializes in athlete training and strength building.

He follows Dubs team-mate Bryan Cullen as the latest member of the capital’s Sam-winning squad to land a high-profile coaching role in Irish sport. Cullen was picked up by Leinster Rugby last season to work primarily as the fitness coach for their academy.

League of Ireland veteran Colin Hawkins will be Rovers’ assistant manager next season while goalkeeping coach Tim Dalton, who spent the 2012 season with Croly at Pat’s, also returns to the Hoops.

Croly’s backroom team also includes Noel White as head of football operations while physiotherapist Tony McCarthy and equipment manager Malcolm Slattery both remain on with the club.

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