Managers

Managers

Reg
Armstrong
Gerry
Coleman

JOINING DATE: 01/07/2016

ABOUT: Keen football fan and love the challenge of managing my team and always wanted to learn coaching skills. My son Tom loves the game too and it’s honour and pleasure to coach and develop both him and my super team. Looking forward to the challenges of the coming season.

CHILD WELFARE COURSE:  Yes

COACHING LEVEL: PDP1 & PDP2

GARDA VETTED: Yes

FAVOURITE CLUB: Manchester United

BEST GOAL EVER: Ryan Giggs solo effort against Arsenal during the FA Cup Semi Final in 1999 - (View the goal here: https://youtu.be/U6hFvOwV9yk)

BEST PLAYER EVER: Eric Cantona

BEST FOOTBALL MEMORY AS A CHILD: Finding out I supported Manchester United when my mother came home from Woolworth in Dublin and presented me with the 1978 Manchester United away kit. That was it, hooked and supporting them ever since!

EMAIL: gerry.coleman@skerriestownfc.ie

Pat
McDermott

JOINING DATE: 2013

ABOUT:I got involved with Skerries Town, like most people, through my 3 kids, 2 boys & a girl, who are football mad and are playing for “The Town”.
My in-laws / outlaws have links with the club going back years, running teams, world cup camps, completing referee badges and eventually getting involved with the then Brenfer League so if was only natural that once my kids could kick a ball, I got the call, still remember those faithful words; “come down and help out for 10 minutes”, that’s 5 years ago.
I got my first under9 squad 2 days before that season start and what a rapid learning curve that was but fantastic to watch those kids develop over the years.

COACHING LEVEL: Kickstart1, Kickstart2, 4v4, 7v7, Strenght & Conditioning, National D

CHILD WELFARE COURSE:  Level 1 & 2

GARDA VETTED: YES

FAVORITE CLUB: Celtic Football Club

BEST GOAL EVER: Henrik Larssons chip in the Demolition Derby 2000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UobA-IqpHZE

One for young teams
Celtic v St Johnstone when ALL 11 players touched the ball in the build up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr2oRRLPmgk

BEST PLAYER EVER: Modern Era: Henrik Larsson
Classic times: Jimmy "Jinky" Johnstone - Lord of the wings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzeY4bfEtbA

BEST FOOTBALL MEMORY AS A CHILD: Getting my first pair of Blackthorn boots after saving for ages, still remember their slogan; "The Boot that boots the ball"

Brian
Myles

JOINING DATE: 2014

ABOUT: Like me, my son is a football fanatic, and it’s great to be involved in his football journey. I watched him in
Little Kickers for a year when he was 3 and then he joined Skerries Towns Kids Academy, which he really
loved. I began my coaching with Skerries in September 2014, the start of his last year of Kids Academy.
In September 2015, myself and Mark Clarke became joint coaches of one of the then under 9’s teams. Its
been great watching the kids develop over the last few years and I really enjoy working with them – they
are a great group of kids.

COACHING LEVEL:  Kick start 1

CHILD WELFARE COURSE:  YES

GARDA VETTED:  YES

FAVOURITE CLUB: Manchester United

BEST GOAL EVER:  Eric Cantona’s goal against Sunderland in 1996 – an exquisite lobbed finish but even better was the
celebration! He just stood on that same spot and turned, slowly taking in the atmosphere. It has since
been voted the Premier League’s best celebration since the league began in 1992. Check it out!! (Click to View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpyJtjLoDKg)

BEST PLAYER EVER: Maradona, Pele, Messi, Ronaldo even?? For me it has to be Cantona – his was the last piece in Sir Alex’s
jigsaw and the catalyst for the unprecedented success since then.

BEST FOOTBALL MEMORY AS A CHILD:
Going to my first Ireland match with my dad in 1987 at Lansdowne Road – a European Qualifier against
Bulgaria that we won 2-0 (goals from Paul McGrath and Kevin Moran). The following week a certain Gary
MacKay scored for Scotland as they also beat Bulgaria and Ireland qualified for Euro 88 which was
amazing.

EMAIL: brian.myles@skerriestownfc.ie

Martin
Tully

JOINING DATE: July 2013.

ABOUT: Mad about football as a kid, I became disillusioned with it in my late teens and fallen in and out of love with it ever since. I've always been a fan of beautiful football loving the Dutch of the late seventies, Brazil of 1982, France 1984, 1986 & 1998, Arsenal under Wenger when they're at their best and of course Barcelona with Messi.
I played schoolboy football for Home Farm, Coultry Boys and St. Kevin's with whom I won the Conway cup which was Dublin's premier cup competition at under 15. I retired before my 16th birthday before returning at 19 to play for 4 years in the old League of Ireland B with St. Brendan's of Grangegorman. Injury and the team folding ended that stint and after a year out I returned to Ballymun to play with Sandyhill Celtic for another 4 years before injury finally ended my career.

COACHING LEVEL: Kick Start 2

CHILD WELFARE COURSE:  Yes

CARDS VETTED: Yes

FAVOURITE CLUB: Brentford FC

BEST EVER GOAL:  Bergkamp, Holland v Argentina 1998 (Click to View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsZkCFoqSBs)

BEST PLAYER EVER: Platini \ Messi. Many would say Maradona \ Ronaldo but I prefer the team player.

BEST FOOTBALL MEMORY AS A CHILD: Winning the Coultry 7-a-side Under 9's in 1976. It was with all my friends, including 2 future Irish internationals, all of whom I'd still know and talk to if I met.

EMAIL: martin.tully@skerriestownfc.ie