MUIRKIRK Juniors have announced who will take charge of the club next season.

Ross Cusick is to take over at The Kirk when he leaves his current role at Benburb, where he manages their under 20s side and coaches with the first team.

Cusick has guided the young Bens side to a league title this season, winning 19 of their 20 games, as well as a cup final which is still to take place. They could also make a second final, with another semi to play this week.

Muirkirk will be hoping this latest appointment can provide some much needed stability after a bit of a managerial merry-go-round so far in 2023.

This all began in January when Kevin Muirhead, who had been at the Burnside Park helm since 2017, left the club alongside his assistant manager Mark O'Neill and coach Craig Bingham to take over at Neilston Juniors.

Nathan Bogle then took interm charge of the club for a month - winning two, drawing two and losing one match as he took charge of five games.

Alan Kelly was then appointed boss on a permanent basis in February - only to part company with the club one month later after taking charge of only three matches. Kelly intimated that he would retire from the game after his departure.

Now, The Kirk will be hoping the two months taken to find a replacement means they have come to the correct decision.

While the good news for the club kept coming last week, when only days after Cusick's appointment, Muirkirk secured their place in the WoSFL Second Division next season - after a 2-1 win over Forth Wanderers.