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O'Neill Appointed Assistant Academy Manager
Thursday, 6th Aug 2015 20:26

Lee O’Neill has been appointed to the new role of assistant academy manager, TWTD understands.

O’Neill was a player with the Blues’ youth set-up in the late 1990s before going on to play for Woodbridge Town.

The 33-year-old returned to the academy initially as a part-time coach in 2007.

Until his appointment to his new position as Bryan Klug’s deputy, O'Neill was the academy’s head of sports science, having gained a degree from Loughborough University.

Earlier this summer, he was with the first team in Germany for the friendly with Fortuna Düsseldorf with fitness coach Andy Liddell remaining behind and working with Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick and Christophe Berra, who started pre-season later than the rest of the squad.

O’Neill is the son of Tommy O’Neill, a member of Town’s 1975 FA Youth Cup-winning team.

Meanwhile, at the Macron Galway Cup in Ireland, the Blues’ U15s drew 1-1 with Kerry and beat Ballymoor 4-0 yesterday before defeating SDFC 00 4-2 this afternoon. Semi-finals and finals will be played on Friday and Saturday with the young Blues set to face Galway in the Plate semi-final tomorrow.


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brian_a_mul added 20:41 - Aug 6
Congrats Lee, best of luck in new role.

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Europablue added 22:33 - Aug 6
Is that the actual guy and he is impersonating JK, or is that the wrong photo?
Maybe after the promotion he can get his own initials on the training shirt?!?
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runningout added 22:35 - Aug 6
sure he'll be a success
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oioihardy added 23:09 - Aug 6
believe it or not hes my old school teacher! he was a lovely guy with such a kind heart! deserves everything good in life :) hope he does well ! if he sees this its ben who went to combs middle school all those years ago !
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WeWereZombies added 23:09 - Aug 6
OK, I was thinking is this is in tandem wih the Ireland job until I saw that it was Leo O'Neill - was worried that Roy Keane was going to return as head ball boy.
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PhilTWTD added 09:30 - Aug 7
Europablue

Right photo, wrong shirt!
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Europablue added 14:02 - Aug 7
Thanks Phil (and thanks for your hard work on the site).
Hopefully they'll buy him a shirt with his initials as a signing on gift!
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Ipswich24 added 16:45 - Aug 7
Went to my school good luck Lee
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