Aaron Callaghan

After a playing career that saw him serve at Stoke City, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra and Preston North End in the English Football League, at Crusaders in Northern Ireland, and at Dundalk in Ireland, Aaron Callaghan started his coaching career as player-manager of Crusaders.

He subsequently enjoyed spells as manager of Athlone Town, Longford Town, UCD, Bohemians and Carrick Rangers and he led the latter to the Northern Irish League Cup final in 2017.

He has also served as a coach educator for the Football Association of Ireland, as a sports development officer for Dublin City Council, and he spent two years as coach for the Republic of Ireland’s U14 team.

He has a degree in Sports Management and is the holder of a UEFA Pro licence. He is currently director of football at Cherry Orchard Youth Academy in Dublin.