Promotion for Tramore’s Jim Goodwin!
Scottish League One side Alloa Athletic have appointed midfielder Jim Goodwin as their new manager. The 34 year old Tramore native replaces Jack Ross who last week was unveiled as the new St. Mirren boss.
Goodwin has made more than 400 league appearances in England and Scotland. He has also represented the Republic of Ireland at international level being capped at under 16, under 21, B level and at full international level.
Goodwin was at the heart of the defence for the Republic of Ireland under-16 team along with fellow Waterford man John O’Shea, as they won the 1998 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship in Perth, Scotland.
Goodwin was captain of the Republic of Ireland under-21 team before making the step up to full international level, earning one cap for Republic of Ireland national football team coming on as a substitute for Robbie Keane in a match against Finland in Helsinki.