Foley: Ringmahon Rangers Is Thriving As A Clubby Cork Sports News January 18, 2020
Ringmahon Rangers take on Bangor celtic today in Round 5 of the FAI Intermediae Cup and all is in place at the moment for a huge season for Aidan foley’s charges.
Sitting pretty on top of the Premier League and at home today they’ll fancy their chances of making the last eight of the FAI Intermediate Cup.
“From the outset, the players bought into what the coaches believe in.
“The standard of training is the highest I’ve ever been involved with and the commitment is always 100%.
“We sat them down at start of the year and asked them to lift the level of professionalism and commitment which they have and this has continued throughout the squad even with the lads we brought in throughout the year.
“We have set our standards high as a management team and the players have followed and I think we are reaping the benefits of it now.
“As for Bangor, they are a massive threat.
“We watched them twice and they are a very impressive side.
“They are a very experienced squad from what we know and will be very hard to break down but we have had a good week training and hopefully it will work out for us today,” said Foley.
This could be a massive season for Ringmahon as the season enters the second half and Aidan feels they can make the breakthrough.
“Yes, I do believe we have what it takes to win something big this year, we are in a great position in the league going into the second half of the season but we also know nothing is won in January so we are working hard every week to reach our goals.
“We have a strong squad, training is excellent and competition is fierce with everyone fighting for a first team place and I think the players actually enjoy the competition, it’s what drives them on.
“The difference between this year and last year is like night and day, we have a bigger squad and we have a good mixture between youth and experience and they all get on.
“There is a great atmosphere and hunger in the squad and a great buzz around the area also,” commented Foley.
Aidan’s involvement with Ringmahon is long-term which makes it even sweeter for him to see the club in it’s current positive position on and off the field.
“I have been associated with the club for as long as I can remember.
“I played and coached at all levels, schoolboys, junior and senior and it’s just a fantastic homely club to be involved with.
“The club as a whole is thriving.
“The schoolboys are flying at all levels with premier teams throughout the ages, second teams to facilitate the numbers being put in and as you see they are developing young players to move on to a higher level and overseas.
“It also bodes very well for the future of the club to have a steady line of local lads coming through into the junior and senior set up from the schoolboys as that’s the future of the club.
“The club is growing at a great pace and will continue to do so and it’s just a fantastic time to be involved with the whole club in general,” concluded Foley.
Ringmahon Rangers manager, Aidan Foley spoke to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.