Ballina Town F.C. have announced the appointment of Alan Henry as first team manager.
The Tubbercurry native takes over first team duties from Mark Beattie, comes into the role with impressive credentials.
His most recent role was as first team coach of League of Ireland club Finn Harps under manager Ollie Horgan.
Prior to that he was first team coach of Sion Swifts in the NIFL Women’s Premier League, and he also served as assistant manager of the Sligo Rovers Under 17 Women’s team in the National League.
He coached a lot at underage and adult level with his home club, Real Tubber.
His first game as manager comes on January 15 when Ballina Town take on St Brendan’s of Galway in round three of the Connacht FA Junior Cup.