Stephen Finn Appointed U19 Manager

Longford Town FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Finn as U19 Manager for the 2022 season.

Stephen is a UEFA A licensed coach who has been coaching for more than two decades. He was a member of Tom Mohan’s FAl scouting panel in 2021 and was previously Assistant Manager to the Republic of Ireland U18 (home-based) International squad under first Paul Osam and then Jim Crawford.

He also spent four years as Assistant Manager to the Republic of Ireland national futsal team (2007-2010) and was a pioneer in introducing futsal to Ireland in 1999.

Stephen was Shelbourne U17’s National League Head Coach (2016-2018) and has been an analyst to the Republic of Ireland U18 international squad. He previously coached the Leinster FA Youths and has coached at club level with St Francis FC, Rangers (Terenure) and Dunboyne AFC.

He holds a BA in Humanities (Major in Pyschology) from DCU. His primary focus is on player development and amongst the players he worked. He has also been a member of Waterford IT Football Research Group since March 2020.

Speaking to the LTFC Academy today, Stephen expressed his delight in joining De Town.

I am very happy to have been appointed to this role with Longford Town FC. I know the club very well having come down to see the early days of Stephen Kenny’s time at the club and the fantastic work put in by so many people into turning the ground into the brilliant facility that it is today. I’m really looking forward to working with the young players at the club and I’m determined to add to the great work done with them over the years by the likes of Denis O’Brien, James Dermody, Anthony Elding, Aisling Conway and others. Producing players to compete for places in Gary Cronin’s first team squad is what it’s all about and I’m sure the young men in this club know that if they become relentless in their pursuit of excellence and improvement, then they can achieve a lot in the game. Making the step up from underage football to the senior level is the hardest hurdle so it’ll take hard work and perseverance.