Longford Town have confirmed the appointment of Daire Doyle as first team manager. 

Doyle, who has been assistant manager as the club since 2017, was installed as interim boss immediately after Neale Fenn's departure in August. 

With Fenn snapped up by Premier Division club Cork City, Doyle took charge of the team for the first time in their penalty shootout loss in the FAI Cup quarter-final against Bohemians. 

The 39-year old saw out the season, which ended with the midland club losing out in another penalty shootout, this time against Cabinteely in the First Division playoff. 

Doyle has now been appointed manager on a permanent basis. 

The Dubliner spent two seasons as a player at the club in 2007 and 2008, having arrived in the midlands after a decade spent in the lower leagues in England. 

He subsequently played for Bray Wanderers, Drogheda United, Shelbourne and Cabinteely.