Gerard McMahon (c) Presseye

LURGAN CELTIC APPOINT GERARD McMAHON

Lurgan Celtic have moved to appoint former Northern Ireland International Gerard McMahon as their new first team manager for next season in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League.

The Hoops suffered relegation from the Bluefin Sport Championship last season after a disappointing campaign with only three wins in 32 games.

In a statemnet on the club's official Facebook page, reads: "Lurgan Celtic tonight is delighted to announce the arrival of Gerard McMahon as new first team manager."

"Gerard’s arrival is a major coup for the club, who will be hoping to put to bed last season, which saw relegation from the Bluefin Sport Championship. Gerard is someone who comes with vast playing and coaching experience and who will be looking to bring stability back to the club as they compete in the Premier Intermediate League during season 2018/19."

During a stellar playing career McMahon won 17 full international caps for Northern Ireland and represented Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and St. Johnstone before returning to spend 10 years at Glenavon.

44-year-old Gerard has also spent time as Reserve Team manager at Mourneview Park, assistant manager at Loughgall and most recently manager of Dromara Village.

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