Dorrian is new Comrades boss after Hill quits

Eddie Hill stood down as Ballyclare boss on Saturday night.
Eddie Hill stood down as Ballyclare boss on Saturday night.
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Ballyclare Comrades have appointed David Dorrian as their new manager after Eddie Hill quit the club following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Armagh.

“I didn’t jump, and I wasn’t pushed,” Hill said, “but I was no longer enjoying my football, so I decided to stand down.”

Dorrian, who was Hill’s assistant, is a former manager of Ballymena United Reserves.

In a statement, released on social media, a club spokesman said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Dorrian to the manager’s post at the club.

“Davy has a wealth of experience in the local game, including previous roles in the managerial team at Ballymena United, Glenavon and Bangor.

“Having been brought in by Eddie Hill as assistant-manager during the season, he also knows our current squad well.”

Hill’s was in charge at Dixon Park for almost three-and-a-half years during which time he won promotion to Championship 1 and led the side to two Steel and Sons Cup semi-finals.

Earlier this season Hill oversaw a shock 1-0 win over Warren Feeney’s Linfield in the League Cup.

Saturday’s loss at Armagh leaves the Comrades six points above the relegation zone with six matches remaining.