FOOTBALL: Rangers appoint new chairman

David Hilditch and first-team coach Gary Haveron with the Intermediate Cup - one of three trophies the club won last season.
David Hilditch and first-team coach Gary Haveron with the Intermediate Cup - one of three trophies the club won last season.

Irish League Premiership new boys Carrick Rangers have announced Peter Clarke as their new chairman, the Times can reveal.

As part of a boardroom shuffle, Clarke takes over the role from David Hilditch, an East Antrim MLA, who is now Rangers’ secretary.

Adam Simpson is Carrick’s new vice-chairman, and Andy McDowell is general manager.

Keith Norris joins the board and Sam Woodside has been appointed as media officer.