Ireland under-19 manager Tom Mohan has paid a touching tribute to the late Sean McCaffrey after guiding his side to the European Championship semi-final.
Mohan was coached by McCaffrey at Monaghan side Oriel Celtic and was later brought into the international set-up by the former underage boss.
“He’s such a massive influence on my career and it’s great also to the McCaffrey family too, I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Sean McCaffrey” Mohan told Buzz.ie
McCaffrey passed away in December 2017 having managed the Irish teams at under-17, 18 and 19 level from 2003 to 2010.
Tom Mohan pays a lovely tribute to his mentor, the late Sean McCaffrey, after leading Ireland to the semi-finals of the European U19 Championships. For all the reaction to a famous night in Yerevan, pick up Monday’s @IsFearrAnStar @IrishStarSport pic.twitter.com/5kOdmYkDFO
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Tom Mohan’s Ireland side will face Portugal in the European under-19 championship semi-final on Wednesday.