A 16 year spell at St Francis represented Pete Mahon’s first managerial job in football where the Dubliner almost made history as his non-league side were beaten by Bray Wanderers in the 1990 FAI Cup Final.
Pete had short spells in charge of both St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians in 1998 and 2001 respectively before a two year stay at Belgrove. Mahon was the to enjoy great success as manager of UCD where the Students produced a number of outstanding talents while earning promotion to the Premier Division in 2004.
Pete left UCD in 2008 though he wasn’t out of football for long as he rejoined St Pat’s in 2009 and helped the club avoid relegation before helping the club to the Leinster Senior Cup in 2011.
Malahide United was the next destination for Mahon where he was to spend four years before Johnny McDonnell offered him the role as assistant manager at Drogheda United in February 2015.
A poor run of results saw both men leave the club later that season but Mahon returned soon after and was handed the task of earning promotion back to the Premier Division in 2016.
St Francis 1982-1998
St Patrick’s Athletic 1998
St Patrick’s Athletic 2009-2011
Malahide United 2011-2015
Drogheda United 2015-