Tommy Kincaid appointed Lisburn Distillery manager

Tommy Kincaid

Relegated Lisburn Distillery have appointed former Glenavon and Ards boss Tommy Kincaid as their new manager.

He takes over from Tim McCann who was dismissed towards the end of the season when it became certain that the Whites would finish bottom of the Premiership.

Kincaid was most recently at Larne for a second spell but was sacked by the Championship One outfit in October after just five months at Inver Park.

He previously won promotion to the top flight with Larne and Glenavon.

Kincaid faces a huge task reviving the fortunes of Distillery after a season in which they won just three Premiership fixtures.

They were awarded a fourth win because Donegal Celtic fielded an ineligible player against them, but it was not enough to lift them off the bottom place they had occupied since late November.

Distillery were last promoted under Paul Kirk in 2002 and finished third two years later.

The long-serving Kirk was sacked by the Whites in 2009 despite finishing fourth in the Premiership and qualifying for Europe.

He was succeeded by Jimmy Brown but he quickly resigned when the New Grosvenor team picked up just one point from his first eight matches in charge.

Just two years ago, Distillery won the League Cup under Tommy Wright.