Drogheda United have today announced Fiachra Kierans as their new club chairman.
Commenting on the announcement Kierans had this to say:
“I’m delighted to be named Drogheda United Chairman, I’m a Drogheda man through and through, born and bred, and it’s a great honour to serve on the Board and to follow in my father’s footsteps.” Kierans told droghedaunited.ie
With it being no secret that more than a few League of Ireland clubs have struggled financially in the last number of years, Kierans’ comments will be music to Drogs fans’ ears.
“Stability is the key word to everything in domestic football. We need to get a squad and a management team together and we are in the process of doing that. There will be no wholesale changes at the moment as we need to get up and running very soon.”
“We have been perfectly up front with any managerial candidate that we’ve interviewed with regards the budget. We can stand over the budget. I’d rather have a realistic small budget than an unrealistic one that could threaten the future of the club.”
“I’m very hopeful of a successful campaign next year. We can’t see into the future but we can lay the foundations for next season from this point onwards. At the end of the day, it’s eleven men versus eleven men on the pitch and I’m always quietly confident of my chances.”
Drogheda finished last season in ninth place with 36 points and the league’s second worst defensive record. This will need to be remedied before the 2015 campaign begins, however it is refreshing to hear that stability is paramount at the Louth club under their new chairman.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena