2016 Members of the Bray Wanderers squad:

Daniel Blackbyrne


DOB: 13/07/96, Kent, England
Defender

Squad number 13
Previously played for Enniskerry FC and St Josephs. WDSL League and Cup medals, DDSL League and Cup medals and was WDSL and DDSL Player of the Year. Made senior debut in the friendly against Queens Park Rangers in July 2014. Played for Under 19 team in 2014/15 season.




Ryan Brennan

DOB 11/11/1991.
Squad number 7
Midfielder
Ryan played all the way up through the underage system at Drogheda Boys and joined the Drogheda United Youth side in 2007. Made his first team debut in 2010. In 2011 he signed for Mick Cooke at Monaghan United. In 2012 Ryan was back at Drogheda United, again signing for Mick Cooke. In December 2013 Ryan moved to Shamrock Rovers. Ryan continued to play for the Hoops in 2015 and played in three of the club's Europa League matches as Rovers went out to Norwegian side Odds. In December 2015, Ryan moved to Bray Wanderers.

Alan Byrne

DOB; 21/07/1983, Dublin. Defender.
Squad number 6

Alan began his career at Bohemians in 2002 and had spells with Monaghan United (2003), Kildare County (2004-2008), Shelbourne (2008) and Monaghan United (2009). Alan was voted Player of the Year at Monaghan for 2010 and helped Monaghan to promotion at the end of 2011. He played with the team until June 2012 when Monaghan United withdrew from the League. He then signed for Mick Cooke at Drogheda United. In 2013 he played in three cup finals, but Drogheda lost in each of the Setanta, EA and FAI Cup deciders. Alan then followed manager Mick Cooke to Athlone Town for the 2014 season. In 2015 Alan returned to Drogheda United. He signed or Bray Wanderers in November 2015 .

Troy Carey

DOB 16/01/1997
Midfielder

Squad number 19
Troy played for UCD's u19 squad for the 2014/15 season before moving to Bray Wanderers u19s for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Troy won the FAI Umbro U17 Cup with Cherry Orchard in 2014.









Peter Cherrie

(DOB: 01/10/1983, Belshill, Scotland), Goalkeeper

Squad number 1
Peter started his career as an 18 year old at Airdrie United in 2002. He made just one senior appearance in two years at the club before a short spell at Junior side Kilsyth Rangers brought him to the attention of Ayr United. Peter made six appearances at Ayr before leaving at the end of the 2004/05 season. Joined Clyde at the start of 2005/06 and spent three years there before being released in June of 2009. Signed for Dundalk in July 2008. In 2010 he was voted Dundalk's Player of the Year. In the 2014 season he started all thirty-three league games As Dundalk won the premier division title. In January 2015 he joined Cliftonville. Peter then moved back to the League of Ireland by signing with Bray Wanderers in July of 2015. Supporters club Plyer of the month for July 2015.

Dylan Connolly

DOB 22/5/1995. Midfielder.
Squad number 16
Dylan was a member of the Bohemians U19 squad for the 2012/2013. In February 2013 he made the short move to Tolka Park to join Shelbourne. He made 5 league appearances that year as Shels were relegated from the Premier Division. The following season he scored 12 league goals from 22 league appearances as the Reds narrowly missed out on promotion. In February 2015 Dylan signed for Mick McCarthy at Ipswich Town. He signed for Bray Wanderers in December 2015.

Robbie Creevy

Born: 24 Aug 1989, Dublin. Midfielder.
Squad number 21
Robbie is a product of the Cherry Orchard youth system. He joined Shamrock Rovers in 2007. He signed for UCD at the start of 2009 and UCD won the First Division title that year. He took time out to travel in 2012 but returned to the UCD ranks in 2013. In December 2014, Robbie signed for Bohemians for the 2014 season and moved to Bray Wanderers in December 2015.

Mick Daly

DOB 10/01/1989, Dublin. Defender
Squad number 25
Michael was released by Manchester City in the summer of 2008 after three years with the club. He signed Dundalk in February 2009 and made 31 appearances that season. In 2010 he moved to Drogheda United. He emigrated at the end of the 2010 season but returned to Ireland to re-join Drogheda United in February 2013. He played in three cup finals in 2013, though Drogheda lost all of them, as well as in both legs of the club's Europa League tie against Malmo FF. He signed for Bray Wanderers in November 2015.

Hugh Douglas


DOB: 22/06/93, Wicklow
Defender
Squad number 2
Hugh Douglas joined UCD from Belvedere, where he had won the FAI Under-17 All Ireland. He has represented his country at U21 level, and was in the Ireland International Schools squad where he was named Player Of The Year in 2011.
He signed for Bray in December 2014. Supporters club Player of the month for May and August 2015. He was the Player of the year and Young player of the year in 2015.

Conor Earley

(DOB: 28/05/93), Midfielder.
Squad number 13. Conor started out with Crumlin United before signing up with Shamrock Rovers and playing in their U20 and A Championship sides in 2010. In January 2011 he signed for Bray Wanderers and was a member of the the U19 team for the 2011/12 season. He made his senior debut in October 2011. Became a regular in 2013. In 2014 he moved to Greystones AFC in the Leinster Senior League, before signing for Shelbourne in January 2015. Returned to Bray Wanderers in February 2016.

Paul Finnegan

DOB 18/6/1996. Defender.

Squad number 20
Paul is a centre back who played for Dundalk's U19 side in 2012/13. He also played in the club's 2013 Leinster Senior Cup game against Shamrock Rovers. In 2014 he played in two of Dundalk's EA Cup games on their way to lifting that trophy and also made the bench for some league games. He signed his first professional contract with the club in January 2015 and was included in Stephen Kenny's first team squad ahead of the 2015 season. While he didn't make a league appearance, he did play in various cup competitions before leaving the club at the end of the season. Signed for Bray Wanderers in February 16.

Sean Fogarty


DOB 16/8/1997.
Goalkeeper
Squad number 29

Under 19's team player who joined from Home Farm in 2015









Sean Harding

DOB 17/9/1988.
Squad number 24
Sean spent six years with Crumlin United before joining UCD. He was a member of the club's A Championship side that won the 2008. Sean soon established himself in the senior side at Belfield and was part of the team that won the 2009 First Division title. In January 2012 Sean announced that he was leaving UCD and emigrating to Australia. He joined Limerick FC for their 2015 Premier Division campaign. Joined Bray Wanderers in February 2015.

Dean Kelly

DOB 18/09/1985. Striker.
Squad number 9
Dean began his career at Tolka Rovers and then Crumlin United (2010). He moved to Oldham Athletic on a six month contract. In his time at Boundary Park he made 15 competitive appearances and scored one goal. He returned to Ireland in 2011 when he joined Shamrock Rovers. He then had spells with St Patrick's Athletic (2012), Shelbourne (2013), Shamrock Rovers (2014), Bohemians (2015) and Longford Town (2015). In December 2015, Dean moved to Bray Wanderers.

Conor Kenna

21/08/1984, Dublin. Defender.
Squad number 4
Conor is a product of the Cherry Orchard under-age set up and also had a three year spell at Coventry City as a trainee before returning to Ireland to sign for Shelbourne in 2003. He had spells with UCD (2004-2008), Drogheda United (2009) and St Patrick's Athletic (2010-2014). He captained St. Pats to the League title in 2013. He then moved to Shamrock Rovers for the 2014 & 2015 seasons. He played in both of the club's Europa League matches against Odds as Rovers went to the Norwegian side. In December 2015, Conor moved to Bray Wanderers.

Andrew Lewis


DOB 09/4/1995.
Squad number 18

Drew played with Southport's academy before joining Finnish side FC KTP in the summer of 2015. He left the club in January 2016 and returned to England to play with Burscough FC, a club in the eigth tier of English football. In February 2016 he joined Bray Wanderers.







Jason Marks

DOB 02/05/1989, Dublin. Midfielder.
Squad number 11
Jason is a former Killester United player who had spells with Sporting Fingal A team (2010-2011), Monaghan United (2012), Drogheda United (2012 -13). Jason was part of the matchday squads when the club lost out in both the EA and FAI Cup finals.
In November 2013 Jason followed manager Mick Cooke to newly promoted Athlone Town (2014), In 2015 h played with Drogheda United.
In December 2015 Jason moved to Bray Wanderers.

Gareth McDonagh


(DOB: 27/02/96)

Squad number 23
Gareth, who hails from Greystones, began his football career with St Anthonys in Wicklow before moving to St Josephs Boys in Sallynoggin. Midfielder Gareth won the RTÉ Football's Next Star competition in 2012 and moved to Glasgow Celtic's Youth Academy. He signed for Bray Wanderers in July 2014.

Alan McNally

(DOB: 15/9/82, Drimnagh), Defender

Squad number 5
Alan developed at Dublin schoolboy club Belvedere, where he was capped for Ireland at U16 and U17. Signed for UCD in 1999. In ten years at Belfield he made 243 league appearances. In February 2009 he joined Drogheda United. Alan played in three Cup Finals in 2013 as well as in both legs of Drogheda's Europa League tie against Malmo FF. He signed for Bray in January 2015.

Karl Moore


DOB 09/11/1988
Midfielder
Squad number 10

Karl signed for UCD in the summer of 2010 when he was released by Manchester City after four years at the club. Karl had previously spent time on loan at Millwall where he made six first-team appearances during the 2008/09 season. In February 2011 Karl moved to Galway United before leaving the club in July 2011 to sign for Shamrock Rovers. In January 2012 Karl signed for Bohemians. Joined Bray Wanderers in December 2015.

Curtis Murphy


DOB 12/7/1996
Defender
Squad number 3

Curtis joined from Shamrock Rovers where he was a key player in the Hoops u19 side. He captained the winning St.Patrick's Athletic under 19 side in the 2014/15 season. Joined Bray Wanderers in December 2015.



Paul Murphy


DOB: 29/08/97, Wexford
Squad number 14
defender
Previously played for Gorey Rangers and St Josephs. Has five Wexford League medals and a Wexford Cup medal to his name. Made senior debut in the friendly against MK Dons in July 2014.
Played for under 19 team in 2014/15 season. Paul played for the Republic of Ireland Schools in March 2015 in their Centenary Shield victory 3-2 win over Northern Ireland.



Sean Noble


(DOB: 20/03/1996)



Midfielder/Forward
Squad number 15

Sean signed for Bray Wanderers from Stella Maris in July 2013. Current Under-19 team player, Sean made his debut in the league game at home to Shamrock Rovers in July 2013 and made three first team appearances that season.



Darragh Noone

Dob; 28/4/1997.
Darragh joined the under 19 team from Lourdes Celtic in 2014. Previously played with St Josephs Boys.
He has played for Bray Wanderers u19 team for the 2014/15, 2015 and 2016 season's.
Joined first team squad in April 2016.

Ger Pender

(DOB: 22/05/1994), Forward.

Squad number 17
Signed from Belvedere in June 2011. Ger played for the U19s and made two first team appearances in the Leinster Senior Cup in 2012. Made his League début against Cork City in May 2013. Signed for Wayside Celtic in July 2013. Scored three times in 16 appearances for Cabinteely after having joined from Longford Town, and signed for Drogheda United in July 15. He returned to Bray Wanderers in December 2015.

Mark Salmon

DOB; 31/10/1988, Dublin. Midfielder
Squad number 8

Mark began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2007. In December 2008 he went on loan to Port Vale where he played in the first team until his return to Wolves in January 2009. In 2009 he returned to Ireland to play for Drogheda United. Moved on to Athlone Town (2009) and Longford Town (2009 - 2014) Won the First Division title with Longford in 2014. Mark signed for Bray Wanderers in November 2015.

Aaron Shanahan

DOB: 20/4/1984, Drogheda.
Squad number 50
Aaron is a goalkeeper who began his league career at Saint Patrick's Athletic before spending time at LSL sides Bangor Celtic and Malahide United. He had spells with Dundalk (2005) and Kilkenny City (2006) before going to Australia. Returned to Ireland in 2008. He had spells with Dundalk (2008), Athlone Town (2009), Longford Town (2009), Drogheda United (2011), Shamrock Rovers (2012) and Dundalk 2013). Leinster Senior Cup winner in 2012 with Shamrock Rovers. He signed for Irish League side Ballymena United in January 2014. Aaron quickly returned to the League of Ireland however, signing for Bohemians in July 2014. He then has another spell up North with Ards FC and Warrenpoint Town. In February 2016, Aaron signed for Bray Wanderers.

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