• Wed, Sep 23, 2009 @ 14:48

At a club press briefing today newly appointed St Pat's manager Pete Mahon outlined the challenge facing John Gill and himself as they plan to turnaround the fortunes of the club.

"My job is to ensure that St Pat's are a Premier Division club next season and John and myself will be doing everything we can to make that happen.

I've been at this game for over 40 years so I have a fair bit of experience and management skill to call on.

We've a short space of time, we can't implement everything we'd like to and with a game on Friday and gain on Monday we'll have to hit the ground running.

We're not interested in the past. We're meeting the players this afternoon.

We will draw a line in the sand and we will put it to them what our vision is and what our plan is.

There's 27 points to play for, we need to ensure we get as many as possible and my target would be to overtake Galway in the league.

I'm from the old school – discipline and attitude are high on my agenda. Players who work have nothing to fear from me.

The team has conceded a lot of goals this season and with the calibre of players present that shouldn't happen.

We'll be well prepared, with a proper structure and players playing in their best positions.

Over the years I've always been made welcome at Richmond Park by the club and by the supporters.

It is a club with a good tradition and strong support base but we will need to start winning our home games to get this place rocking again.

Cork on Friday night is a difficult game, they've had their share of trouble down there but Paul Doolin and his players have responded well and they're an example to everyone in the League."

St Pat's take on Cork City at Richmond Park on Friday with a 7.45pm kick off.

Tickets are on sale from and from our club shop.

Next Fixture

Waterford / February 26th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: RSC

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2Bohemian FC24
4St. Patrick's Athletic23
5Sligo Rovers23
6Waterford FC23
8Bray Wanderers21
9Shamrock Rovers21
10Derry City20