Steve and Vinny Arkins take over management of Leinster Senior League side Trinity Donaghmede

Sun, Jan 19 2020

Steve and Vinny both played with their local club in their youth. Credit: Trinity Donaghmede

Trinity Donaghmede have unveiled former League of Ireland strikers Steve and Vinny Arkins as their new management team.

The northside club sit in the relegation zone, tenth in Major Sunday 1, at the midway point in the season, with just four points taken from their nine games to date.

Former striker Vinny is a League of Ireland and Irish League legends, having cut his teeth in the Scottish Premier League with Dundee United under Jim McLean in the late 1980s.

After leaving Dundee in 1989, Arkins would go on to have successful spells with Shamrock Rovers, St Johnstone and Shelbourne before joining Notts County for £150,000 in 1995.


After being frozen out by future English manager Sam Allardyce, he would go on to enjoy the best years of his career under Ronnie McFaul at Portadown, winning the Irish Premiership in 2001/02.

Stephen Arkins, a former Oxford City striker, also spent time in the League of Ireland with Shelbourne and Monaghan United but enjoyed his best years in the LSL with Glebe North.