Coraclemen looking for new man at the helm

Cilgerran FC championship winning team manager Neil ‘Mogs’ Morgan has been forced to stand down just a few weeks after his side made a successful return to the top flight for the first time in over 30 years.

Morgan whose division two outfit completed the Costcutter League season unbeaten is undergoing a major hip operation and feels it would not be fair to his team if he was not able to give 100% to the job and speaking to Sportsline said:” I won’t be able to do the job as I would like and think now is a good time to step down and give someone else a chance.

“ The boys have been brilliant this season and they have made my job quite easy really as they are a great bunch and they did me proud by winning the league title.

“ We are now back up in division one and next season represents a great opportunity for our village team and its players. It would be a fantastic challenge for someone else to step in and take charge.

“ We would love to hear from anyone who would like to be the next manager of Cilgerran FC so please get in touch if you have any interest.”


The last manager in charge of Cilgerran Rovers FC when they were in the old first division back in 1982-3 was the late Stan Mathias who was a stalwart of the coraclemen for many years and affectionately remembered by many footballing friends.

This summer during the Annual Cilgerran Festive Week a special match will be held to celebrate the achievements of the Rovers this season and to remember ‘Stan the Man’ as he was known by the players at that time.

Rovers players from past and present will contest the old Presidents Cup which from this year will be known as the Stan Mathias Memorial Cup.


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