Dundalk FC is delighted to announce Sean Tiernan as the club’s new head physiotherapist.

The Dromintee-native, whose mother hails from Haggardstown, studied physiotherapy in Jordanstown, graduating with a degree in 2014. Since then, has worked with numerous GAA and rugby clubs and also had a spell at Sunderland where he was physio for the club’s U21 team.

“I was actually at a football match on a Sunday night and my phone rang,” said Sean. “It was a number I didn’t recognise so I called it back and it was Jim Magilton.

“It was unexpected but sometimes in life, you get situations like that. Everything happened very fast and in my first couple of weeks I’ve been to Estonia and Holland so it’s been great so far.”

Tiernan’s arrival has coincided with the return of Daniel Cleary to full training. Brian Gartland has also stepped up his recovery from a knee injury and keeping the treatment room as quiet as possible is Sean’s aim.

“Thankfully, we have a pretty full deck at the minute,” said Tiernan. “Apart from the one or two long term lads like Brian and Dan there was nothing serious and hopefully we can keep it that way going forward.”

“Sean has fitted in seamlessly with the players since his arrival and is a welcome addition to the club,” said Lilywhites sporting director Jim Magilton. “We are all looking forward to working with him in the future.”