Keeper Shay O'Leary unfortunately was forced off with an injury, hope to see him back soon ūüĎŹ


Wexford FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Ian Ryan as new senior team manager on 2 and a half year deal


Speaking to the club media team today, Ryan was excited for the club's prospects ahead:


"The whole challenge really excites me. I think it's important we take a longer, more sustainable view on things. Ultimately my immediate focus will be to make improvements with the 1st team whilst familiarising myself with the underage structure. Let's start making Wexford an attractive place to play football, let's make Ferrycarrig an appealing place for the Wexford public to view an entertaining game and let's keep our best academy players in the club. With my background I love to improve teams and individuals.  I am looking for people and players who are hungry and want to achieve their potential, my promise to anyone in the academy is that if they display those characteristics along with the required talent, they will get an opportunity."


Ryan has immense experience from his time at UCD, having won the U19 League Title during his first stint with the club in 2016 before returning to the Students as assistant manager.  He played a key role on the coaching staff for their First Division title winning team in 2018, and the development and coaching of players for both their League of Ireland and Colleges and University League squads.   He was also confirmed as a participant on the FAI's Pro Licence course of 2020/2022.   He also comes with great knowledge of developing young talented from managing at the Leinster Schools side.



Speaking about his plans for the club, Ryan was eager to bring some of the quality football we've seen from UCD over the years down to the South-East:


"I will look to implement a similar positive playing style but the bedrock of that style is work ethic. When people mention work ethic the assumption is we are talking defensively but it's just as important in attack, that we move and create angles at a high speed.  We will play with a purpose, pass with a purpose, look to attack at every opportunity.  We will have an intensity to how we defend in all areas of the pitch. It will be football that the players will enjoy playing in and that the Wexford people will enjoy watching."


Wexford FC are currently look to turn around a run of poor results, but Ryan is also taking a more holistic view of the challenge ahead:


"The only targets I will be setting is that we see improvement. I will be looking and demanding improvement individually and collectively. When we have that, we hope to start getting points on the board.  Last night's performance should give the players some belief and it's the type of fight I will want to see from here on out"


The club committee is extremely pleased with the appointment of Ian Ryan.   We believe Ian's experience of developing young talent at UCD & Leinster Schools will now be a great boost for developing young footballers in County Wexford.


We are also delighted to confirm that Jason Goodison and Colin Gregan will remain as part of the senior coaching staff, continuing their great work with the club.








League of Ireland First Division

    Pld +/- Pts
5 Treaty Utd 15 -1 19
6 Wexford FC 16 -10 16
7 Bray Wanderers 15 -13 13

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Women's National League

    Pld +/- Pts
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2 Youths Women  11 10 23
3 Athlone 11 13 22

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