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Ger Barron appointed Soccer Development Officer

UCD AFC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Ger Barron as our new Soccer Development Officer.Ger Barron

Ger has been with the club since 2008 when he joined as our first team goalkeeper and was appointed as our goalkeeping coach in 2013.

The new role will see Ger take on additional responsibilities within the club, including spearheading our Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Community project, as well as being responsible for our schools programmes and our Soccer Camps. Ger will also be taking a major role in the organisation and running of the AIB UCD AFC Superleague. In addition to this, he will also continue in his role as first team goalkeeping coach as well as being our goalkeeping coach for all of our other teams, including our under 19s, under 17s, Leinster Senior League, and Colleges and Universities teams.

Speaking after taking up his new role Ger is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"I'm delighted with the new role. In many ways there won't be much change in my day to day role as I have already been running a lot of our community projects, and camps. However it is great now to have it all formalised. I am also looking forward to getting more involved in the day to day running of the club, and I would like to thank Diarmuid [McNally], and Tony [Sheridan] for giving me the opportunity."

"The club is in a great position at the minute, we are pushing for promotion with the first team, have qualified for the quarter finals of both the under 19 and under 17 leagues, we are in both the top Sunday and Saturday leagues in the LSL and of course are the reigning Collingwood and Harding champions."

Ger is also looking forward to working with some of the best young talent in the country in his new role across the club.

"All our teams are doing very well, and on top of that we have a lot of quality coming through, both currently on scholarship and also in players that will be taking up scholarships in the coming years. Hopefully now over the coming months and years I will be able to use my experience of both the UCD system and also from my time at Celtic to help develop the next generation of UCD talent."