News in brief: Carolan becomes Reds Director of Coaching
Corinthian today announced the appointment of Brendon Carolan as their new men’s and youths Director Of Coaching, stepping into the shoes vacated by Lucas Piccioli who has recently taken up a new job in America.
The South African recently parted company with Pembroke after two seasons, the highlight of which was the Leinster Senior Mills Cup win from earlier this month while the side also reached the IHL semi-finals a year ago despite a large player turnover.
At Corinthian, Carolan will take specific responsibility for the men’s first team coaching and the development of the U-21, U-16 and U-14 boys.
Speaking about the new appointment, club chairman Billy O’Riordan said: “We are very excited about this appointment as Brendon brings a wealth of experience from his various coaching roles in South Africa and more recently with Pembroke Wanderers.”
Carolan will combine his duties with his work as the Irish U-21 men’s team head coach.
** The 2012 Business Houses hockey competition is seeking applications of interest for its latest installment having successfully resurrected the event last year.
While the numbers competing were small, it proved a great success and enjoyed by these who participated. It brought back a competition which ran from the 1960s to 90s in May/June, organised by Corinthian, initially at the Branch grounds at Templeogue.
Later, Three Rock Rovers hosted the tournament with about 20 to 35 Business Houses taking part over a two week period.
Business Houses can be a company, a government department, a hospital or a public service organisation. Past winners included AIB, Bank of Ireland, Meath Hospital, Stokes Kennedy Crowley, and Guinness.
The format was usually full mixed teams with no more than five men on the field at any time. Teams were made up of players from different clubs, junior division players turning out alongside seniors and even internationals while most teams had the odd rugby, soccer or camogie player.
If you are interested in entering a team in the competition or are prepared to work on the organisation of the 2012 competition, contact Brendan Carr on email@example.com.
** Trinity Ladies first eleven, who compete in Division 1, are seeking an experienced, hard-working and enthusiastic coach for the 2012/2013 season. All applications should be sent to Hayley O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a brief coaching history as well as any qualifications held.
6 Responses to “News in brief: Carolan becomes Reds Director of Coaching”
May 1, 2012 2:18 pm Next season says
Very interesting with carolan taking up this role and the trinity coach not being kept on next season. Wonder who pembroke have lined up as it must be some big name to let carolan go. Maybe a player returning to take on player coach role????
On the trinity ladies team if I am not mistaken that’s the highest they have finished in div 1 for many years
I would say there could be alot of moving over the summer
May 1, 2012 3:55 pm ???? says
New head of coaching is only looking after the men/boys ?
Is Corinthians not a mixed club!!!!! I’m sure the ladies/girls will have something to say about it!!!
Trinity are losing a lot but who knows who will be joining next year?
Any word on the pitch in Trinity?
May 1, 2012 9:55 pm Confused Trin Alum says
I personally can’t see any reason why the current Trinity coach should not stay on for next season, having brought Trinity to their highest finish in Div 1 in years and to the quarter finals of the Irish Senior Cup. Really makes no sense to me, but perhaps those involved are just hoping to see what other options might be available. It’s always a steep learning curve for those involved in running student clubs, I hope Trinity won’t regret this decision. The current team are a fantastic group of girls -wishing them the best of luck in the next season, whoever be at the helm!
May 2, 2012 9:18 pm Tom dunne says
Trim alum’ – sounds as if u know quite allot about trinity, or have some sort of interest in trinity….very curious indeed. Who could it be??
May 3, 2012 8:55 am Towards Confused Trin Alum says
I’m pretty sure money, or the lack of it, had a lot to do with the decision, an end of season levy on every club member was required to balance the books.
May 3, 2012 12:32 pm Confused Trin Alum says
@Tom dunne played with some of the current girls, a fairly recent graduate! trin is a great club, course i have an interest!;)
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