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Declan takes the reins

Sat, 16/03/2024 - 12:03

Glentoran Football Club is delighted to announce that our former player Declan Devine will take charge as Manager for the rest of the 2023-2024 season.

Declan was most recently manager of Bohemians in the SEE Airtricity League of Ireland where he led them to the FAI Cup Final  and won the Leinster Senior Cup last season. Prior to his time at Bohemians Declan had 2 spells as Manager of his hometown club Derry City, and four years as Northern Ireland U 16 Manager where he worked with some of our young players such as Aaron Wightman and helped develop many of Northern Ireland’s top young players of the era.

As a player Declan had 2 seasons as a goalkeeper at Glentoran, his final appearance in the “Glenn Little Final” of 1996 when we defeated Glenavon to win the Irish Cup. Declan made 38 appearances for the Glens before joining Derry City where he won a league title in his first season.

Declan is a vastly experienced coach and manager. We all wish him the very best on his return to the Bet McLean Oval.

Declan (right) and Derek Cook hold the Irish Cup after the 1996 Final.