Damien Duff departs as Keith Fahey takes up Shamrock Rovers role
Shamrock Rovers have replaced one former Irish international with another as Keith Fahey was yesterday confirmed as part of their underage coaching set-up with Damien Duff departing and expected to take up a role with Celtic.
Fahey joins Rovers as an assistant with their U-15s along with Dessie Baker under head coach Thomas Morgan with Tony Cousins (U-17s) and Stephen Rice (U-19s) confirmed in their head coaching roles.
Meanwhile, Mick McCarthy could be bringing his Ireland squad to Portugal in late May for a training camp.
The new manager will have limited time to work with his players during his first assignment in March, the double-header of opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. However, he'll have access to his personnel from mid-May ahead of the next meetings with Denmark (away) and Gibraltar (home) in early June.
The possibility of a training camp for an extended squad has been floated and it seems the Algarve is the preferred location. McCarthy's assistant Robbie Keane has posted footage of his visit to a swish training base called "The Campus" in Quinta do Lago.
It is understood that McCarthy, who has a house in the Algarve, was also on the scouting trip. The top-class resort has hosted football camps by Rio Ferdinand and Richard Dunne in the past.