First Team Manager Confirmed

Cobh Ramblers are delighted to announce that Shane Keegan has been appointed as our new first team manager. Shane has agreed a contract that will see him take charge of the Rams up until the end of the 2023 season.

Shane was previously first team manager at Wexford Youths, where he guided them to the League of Ireland First Division title in 2015. From there he moved to Galway United in 2016, spending two years at the Connacht club. Shane was also first team manager at Dundalk, overseeing their journey to the group stages of the Europa League in 2021.

Chairman Bill O’Leary had this to say following the announcement,

“We are delighted to have secured the services of a proven, experienced League of Ireland manager. Shane is highly thought of, and we regard him as the right man for the job at this time. All of us at the club look forward to working with him.”

A regular contributor to Newstalk’s Off The Ball and, Shane is a familiar face in Irish football circles. He most recently worked as Academy Lead at Treaty United.

Speaking himself had this to say on the news,

“I am delighted and excited to come on board as Cobh Ramblers’ new manager. To play a part in the club, in this, their 100th year anniversary, was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. I look forward to getting straight to work with the players and staff as we all get to know each other over the course of the month of July.

It would be a huge boost to us to get support out in numbers over the next few games. Then it is up to us to give people a reason to keep coming back. I really hope that I can play an important role in helping to grow Cobh as a club both on and off the field in both the short & long term.

I would also like to place on record my thanks to the board at Treaty United and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.”

Ramblers face Treaty United this Friday night in St Colman’s Park.


Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club is an Irish football club. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the League of Ireland in 1985, hails from Cobh, County Cork and play their home matches at St. Colman's Park. The club's colours are claret and blue.