His time in charge of Avondale United in the Munster Senior League also provided valuable experience and he hopes to be able channel that as the Rebel Army aim to stay in contention for what would be a third Premier Division win.
Tonight, City host Bohemians at Turner’s Cross (7.45pm) knowing that a win would take the race to the final game away to leaders Dundalk next Friday. Keeping focused is of the utmost importance, however.
Caulfield said: “!It’s very simple. Last week against UCD, we prepared well and tore into them and got an early goal. People said it was easy but that was because we approached it in the right way, there have been matches where we haven’t been at it from the start, like Bray at home.
“Bohemians are in a great position. They’re coming down on Friday and playing in front of their biggest crowd of the season, they have seven or eight very good players who, rumour has it, are moving on.
“They’ve nothing much to play for and they’re trying to see if they can stop us winning the league. That’s Owen Heary and that’s what you’d expect. We have to keep our feet on the ground and realise it’s a massive game, that if we perform we can take it to the last day.”
In two league games against Bohemians to date, City have only taken a point while the Phibsboro outfit also eliminated Caulfield’s side from the FAI Cup after a replay.