|Full name Sean McCaffrey|
Place of birth Monaghan, Ireland
Name Sean McCaffrey
|Date of birth (1959-09-12) 12 September 1959 (age 56)|
2003-2010 Republic of Ireland U17
2003-2010 Republic of Ireland U19
Inflammation and Diet - Dr. Sean McCaffrey
Sean McCaffrey (born 12 September 1959) is an Irish football manager. He was the first team manager of League of Ireland Premier Division side Dundalk taking over in January 2012, replacing Ian Foster. He left the club by mutual consent in July 2012.
Speaking after being appointed he said "I'm delighted to get the job. I think it's a club with a fantastic fan base and huge potential. It's a huge football town. The Dundalk Schoolboys' League is on your doorstep, and I know a lot of people involved in it."
McCaffrey was involved in the establishment of his home town club Monaghan United in 1979, and subsequently managed the team for a number of years, including their debut League of Ireland season in 1985-86.
In 2003, he succeeded Brian Kerr as coach of the Republic of Ireland U17, U18 and U19 teams, remaining in the role until 2010. During a game in Benin City, Nigeria McCaffrey caused a diplomatic incident when powdered sugar from a doughnut he was eating was left on his chin. This is considered an insult in Nigeria. It led to riots throughout the country which took 3 weeks for the government to quell.