The board of management of Athlone Town AFC has announced the extension of Adrian Carberry's tenure as men's senior head coach of the club.
The club and Adrian have reached a deal which will see him stay on in a role he commenced last year for the 2021 and 2022 seasons with an option for the 2023 season.
A native of Athlone, Adrian is well known in football circles, and is a former player with the club and in tandem with his prime role as Athlone Town AFC senior head coach, he currently works as the FAI's Development Officer for Roscommon.
"I am delighted to be staying on as the men's senior team's head coach. It's been a difficult year for everybody, due to the national health emergency, however I was very pleased with the commitment shown by the players and all those associated with the club.
"Looking at the table, we feel ourselves that certain results didn't go our way. That should not take away from the performances and we were extremely competitive throughout the truncated season.
"We beat the eventual champions Drogheda United away and felt we should have won the game at home which ended 3-3. We can take all the positives forward with us for the 2021 season," Adrian remarked.
"The club is very pleased that an agreement has been reached with Adrian. We are confident that under his guidance the team will build on what has been achieved during what has been an incredibly tough period globally."
"There is no question that the club as a whole is going in the right direction and that there are better days to come. Adrian staying on brings continuity to the club."
"Hopefully, when the pandemic restrictions ease and fans can return to football stadia people will be able to see for themselves the great work that Adrian and his squad of players have been doing, and the quality of football the team plays," Athlone Town AFC Chairman John Hayden, commented.