Dermot Lennon - new role with Athlone Town.

Athlone Town appoints director of football

Athlone Town AFC has said it is delighted to announce the appointment of Dermot Lennon as Director of Football.

A former first team manager with Athlone Town, Lennon will work alongside current manager Martin Russell, in addition to coaches involved with the club's underage teams.

Lennon guided Athlone to league success at U-15 level just over four years ago.

From a well known Athlone family, Lennon lives in the Kiltoom area and his son Adam played with UCD last season, having previously impressed with Athlone Town at underage and senior level.

"Dermot, who is very well known to Athlone fans as well as the wider football family, has been involved with the club as a player from underage to senior football and from coaching to managing at all levels within the club and will bring a wealth of experience to the role," said a statement from Athlone Town.

"He will work with all our teams, both senior and underage, to ensure that each team has the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential. We wish Dermot all the best in his new role," the club added.

Athlone Town will begin their 2022 SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign with a home game against Waterford on Friday, February 18.