Well you all have been waiting to see who our hero of this story is. Hopefully he will lead the club to glory on the pitch. Well I want you all to meet Michael O'Leary, a 35 year old guy from Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. Mick is one of those guys who you will like and will hopefully have a great career.
I am hoping to make Michael one of the best managers of all time and I really hope you all enjoy his career. There will be many ups and many downs in his career, hell I would wager there will be a lot of heart break as well.
Well with that introduction let me give you a chance to meet him in person...............
Hey, were you talking to me?? Well ok I guess, anyways my name is Michael O'Leary from Ennis Co Clare Ireland. It is nice to meet you my friend. It is an honour being in your presence and I hope we can have a good friendship. If not I hope you can just listen to me for a minute.
Currently I am working as a teacher and a soccer coach for one of the local secondary schools. You ask if I enjoy what I do and I will say yes as it keeps me busy especially since I get to coach my favorite sport. Did you know I used to play the sport??? Before I became a teacher I played for Ennis Town from the time I was 10 until my early 20’s.
I had a good time playing and I was pretty decent as I was able to get a trial with Galway United at the age of 19 but I started to realize there was more to life than playing. So with that I decided to go to uni to become a teacher and a coach. I was able to graduate with honors in my teaching program and even obtained my National C license with the FAI.
For the past year or so I have been trying to get a job as a coach for any club in the country and I do want to be at a higher level than where I am now. As someone who is up to date with the FAI I was both pleased and shocked to hear about the reorganization of Irish domestic soccer. I am hoping to land something now and to be honest I think I will have a chance now.
I am hoping that I get a call soon. In the report by RTÉ Sport I saw that we would have a club here in Ennis. I know it is not my beloved Ennis Town but if I can get an interview and maybe a job there my life would be perfect.
Thank you all for giving me some time to talk about myself, I will hopefully hear for you soon.