Tuesday 17 July 2018

Youths still functioning

Wexford Youths club Secretary Barry Devereux was certainly true to his word when he told this newspaper last week that it was 'business as usual' despite some financial difficulties.

On the same day that the story broke, Waterford native Thomas Croke re-joined the Ferrycarrig Park crew for a second spell, having previously made his debut in the 6-0 derby win against his home city in 2012.

'I'm delighted to be back at the club,' he said. 'It's a club that's close to my heart, and it's where I've enjoyed my football the most.

'It's a great club, run by some fantastic people, and I'm happy to be home. The chance to play with Shane Dunne, Craig McCabe and Graham Doyle again was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.'

One day after Croke's return, Youths confirmed the appointment of Carl Grehan as new first team coach.

One of several graduates of I.T. Carlow involved with the club, he spent time coaching with St. Kevin's Boys in Dublin, and as a performance analyst with the Under-16 international squad.

Most recently he combined working as a coach with the European Elite soccer academy with his role as Bohemian Under-17 head coach.

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