Harry Kenny has been appointed as manger of Premier Division side St Patrick’s Athletic.

Pat’s have been without a full-time boss since Liam Buckley stepped down in September.

Kenny most recently managed Bray and was Buckley’s assistant in 2012 when Pat’s won the League title in 2013.

As a player, Kenny’s honours include four league titles and three FAI Cups with Shamrock Rovers, while in recent years he has also worked for the FAI in elite player development.

 "I am absolutely honoured to be appointed first team manager of St Pat’s," he said. "Having coached at the club in 2013 in a season which we won the league title, I have a great fondness for the club.

"It is a privilege to be named manager and I look forward to getting going and working with the players as we now look to plan and prepare ahead of the 2019 season."

The Inchicore club are currently sixth in the table, though they can leapfrog over Bohemians with a win over Derry City on Friday as long as Bohs don’t take three points off recently-crowned champions Dundalk.