Bray Wanderers First Team 2018:

Rónán Coughlan

(DOB 02/10/95)
Squad Number 19
Signed for Bray Wanderers in February 2018. Rónán joined Limerick FC as a 16-year-old, after schoolboy football with Mungret Regional. Member of the Limerick Regional Emerging Talent Centre. Won local league cups from U-11 to U-16 and holds local league medals at U-11 and 12. Rónán represented Munster in all three games in the FAI U-17 Interprovincial Tournament in Wexford in 2012/13. In July 2014 he moved to Huddersfield Town where he joined their Under-23 squad and signed a three-year contract later that year.

Aaron Dillon

(DOB 05/12/96, Donegal)
Squad Number 1
Signed on loan from Blackburn, February 2018. Aaron began his League of Ireland career with Athlone Town under-19s in 2014/15 before moving to Witton Albion as a 17-year-old. He later spent time in England training with Liverpool and Crewe Alexandra, having previously spent time with Witton and Rugby Town. Meanwhile, a move to Galway saw him appear just once on the bench for the Tribesmen – in a 2-0 defeat to Shamrock Rovers in April 2016 – before leaving by mutual consent in the summer. Following a trial last Summer, Blackburn Rovers gave him a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

Hugh Douglas

(DOB 22/06/93, Wicklow)
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 Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in 2015. Supporters club Player of the month for March 2016. Vice-Captain, 2018.

Jake Ellis

(DOB 14/03/2001, Huntingdon, England)
Squad Number 24
Jake became Bray Wanderers' youngest ever player in the League of Ireland when he made his first team debut against Drogheda United on 18th August 2017. Jake was aged 16 years, five months and four days on his debut. Previously, he had been a striker for the Bray Wanderers/St Josephs Boys under 17 Academy team.

Cory Galvin

(DOB 10/01/96)
Squad Number 7
Joined Bray in January 2018 from Cabinteely. Cory joined Waterford United in July 2015 along with his twin brother Evan, having previously been a part of Ipswich Town's youth academy. He found the net in five of his nine league appearances that year. In January 2016 Cory, together with his brother, joined Cobh Ramblers. Cory played in the opening ten League games of Cobh's 2016 First Division campaign before leaving the club in May 2016. He made a rapid return to action, returning to Waterford United in late June where he made another ten League appearances, scoring once. Cory left Waterford at the end of 2016 and signed for new manager Pat Devlin at Cabinteely in December of that year.

Darragh Gibbons

(DOB 15/05/98)
Squad Number 15
Joined Bray in January 2018 from Shamrock Rovers. Darragh played underage football for Templeogue United before joining Rovers' Under-19 squad for the 2014/15 season. He made his first senior competitive appearance for the Hoops in a Leinster Senior Cup tie in February 2017. In Templeogue he had won seven DDSL Premier Division Leagues and three All-Ireland Cups. He has been capped twice by the Republic of Ireland at Under-17 level.

Rhys Gorman

(DOB 24/01/94, England)
Squad Number 14
Joined Bray in January 2018 from Longford Town. Rhys played for Cherry Orchard before joining the schoolboys set-up at Shamrock Rovers. He captained the Rovers Under-19 squad for the 2012/2013 season. In June 2013 Rhys signed for Tony Cousins at Longford Town and went on to make 14 League appearances, scoring four goals, as Longford lost to Bray Wanderers in the promotion play-off final. In 2014 Rhys made a further 18 league appearances, scoring one goal in the process, as Longford won the First Division title and were promoted. He missed the opening three months of 2016 through injury and made just 15 league appearances over the season, one which saw Longford relegated back to the First Division.

Aaron Greene

(DOB 02/01/1990)
Squad number 10
Aaron is a striker who began his career with Galway United in 2009. In January 2010 Aaron signed for Bohemians where he made 18 league appearances. Aaron moved on at the end of 2010 to Sligo Rovers, where he made 35 league appearances in his first season and picked up an FAI Cup winners medal as Sligo defeated Shelbourne in the final. In 2011 Aaron signed for Shamrock Rovers. He scored three goals in the Leinster Senior Cup, including the winner in the final against St Pats CY. In 2013 he returned to Sligo Rovers and played in the club’s 2013 FAI Cup final victory over Drogheda United. The following year he added two more goals in 17 league appearances before switching to St Patricks Athletic. Aaron scored St Pats’ only goal in the 4-1 aggregate defeat to Skonto Roga in the Europa League First Qualifying Round. In February 2016, Aaron joined First Division side Limerick and scored 11 league goals as Limerick won the First Division title. Aaron joined Bray Wanderers in December 2016.

Dylan Hayes

(DOB 09/04/95)
Squad Number 12
Joined Bray in January 2018 from Bohemians.Dylan played underage football with Glencormac United and St Joseph's before joining Derby County on a two-year contract in the summer of 2011. This was renewed for a third year by Nigel Clough. Dylan's last involvement with Derby was travelling to the Championship play-off final against QPR in May 2014, a game won by a late goal from QPR's Bobby Zamora. Three days later he was released and returned to Ireland where he joined Athlone Town. He went on to play a part in nine of Athlone's remaining twelve league matches as they were narrowly relegated on the final day of the 2014 season. In November 2014, he followed Athlone manager Keith Long to Bohemians where he made 12 League appearances, as the club finished fifth in the 2015 Premier Division. In February 2017 Dylan took part in Bray Wanderers pre-season matches but did not sign for the club, and in March of that year he re-signed for Bohemians.

Seán Heaney

(DOB 27/01/96)
Squad Number 5
From his time as a youngster with St Kevins Boys, Seán has spent the past five years on the books of Shamrock Rovers, initially with the Under-19 squad, promoted to the senior side for three Leinster Senior up ties in 2013. The following year he was in the Hoops' B-team (First Division side), and scored against Bray in one of his four senior appearances. On loan to Shelbourne for the 2015 season, he scored twice in his 25 League games there, returning to Tallaght for the following season, which included two European appearances against Finnish side RoPS (Rovaniemen Palloseura). In the second half of 2017, he went on loan to the side which would become the First Division Champions.

Daniel Kelly

Squad Number 17
Joined Bray Wanderers in January 2018. Daniel played his schoolboy football for Cambridge Boys before playing one season in Junior football for Ringsend Rovers. He joined St Patricks CY in the Leinster Senior Cup for the 2015/16 and played with Crumlin United in 2016/17 and featured in their FAI cup defeat to Dundalk in 2016. He re-signed for St Patricks CY in 2017. He was part of the Leinster Senior League side that won the Ward Interprovincial Cup in 2017.

Jake Kelly

(DOB 18/06/90, London)
Squad Number 11
Jake returned for a third spell to Bray, signing from Longford in January 2018. He made his Bray debut in 2008. Previously with St Josephs Boys. Supporters Club Player of the Year in 2010 and Player of the Month for August & October 2010. Jake won the Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Player of the Month for September 2010. He was with St Patricks Athletic for the 2012 & 2013 seasons, and re-signed for Bray in January 2014. Sidelined by injury for part of the early season, on his return he was Supporters Club Player of the Month for June 2014. Joined Dundalk in December 2014, and had spells with Bohemians and Longford Town since then.

Conor Kenna

(DOB 21/08/1984, Dublin)
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 Patricks 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.

Kevin Lynch

(DOB 21/3/1992)
Squad number 3
Kevin played with Dublin junior side Sheriff YC and was part of the team that played in the 2013 FAI Cup. He played for the Irish amateur side Easter Region team that won the UEFA Regions cup in July 2015. Kevin played for the Sheriff team that reached the quarter finals of the FAI cup in 2015. They defeated UCD and Athlone Town (after a replay) before losing to Longford Town. He won the FAI Junior Cup in 2015/16 when Sheriff defeated Pike Rovers in the final at the Aviva Stadium, his second FAIJC FInal in seuccessive years.

Gary McCabe

(DOB 01/08/88, Tallaght)
Squad Number 21
Club Caoptain 2018.
Signed from Leinster Senior League side Crumlin United in December 2006. Gary made his debut as a substitute in the opening day defeat to Derry City at the Brandywell. Gary scored his first goal when hitting the winner against UCD at the Carlisle Grounds in May and also scored in the club's record equalling 7-0 win over St Mochtas in the FAI cup. Gary was voted the Supporters Club player of the month for May 2007. He had a brief loan spell at First Division side Shelbourne for the latter half of the 2008 season. He returned to Bray for 2009 and was the top goal scorer. Gary moved on to Sligo Rovers in 2010 and won an FAI Cup winners medal. He signed for Shamrock Rovers in January 2011 and won the Premier division title in his first season in Tallaght. In 2012 Gary won Setanta Cup, EA Cup and Leinster Senior Cup winner’s medals. In 2015 season he played in all four of the Hoops Europa League matches. Gary signed for Bray Wanderers in December 2016.

Andrew McGovern

(DOB 02/12/98), Defender
Squad Number 23
Andrew played for Kilmananagh FC before joining Cabinteely FC in July 2016. He became a regular in the back four at left full, making 12 league appearances over the latter half of the season. In 2017 he played for Cabinteely under 19s. At the end of the 2017 season he returned to Kilmananagh FC. He joined Bray Wanderers in February 2018.

Daniel McKenna

(DOB 12/12/99, Dublin)
Squad Number 16
Signed February 2018. Daniel is a current Ireland under 19 international. He joins Bray on a six-month loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He played schoolboy football with Belvedere before moving to Wolves in the summer of 2015. He captained the DDSL to the Kennedy Cup in 2013. He has captained Ireland at U15 and U16.

Evan Moran

(DOB 22/04/97)
Squad Number 29
Signed February 2018.Previously with West Bromwich Albion's youth academy, Evan signed for Cabinteely in July 2015. Evan then left Cabinteely before the end of August to sign for college team Akron Zips. He was back in Ireland for the pre-season of 2016 and he played on trial for Drogheda United in January before appearing for Bray Wanderers in their friendly against Shelbourne in February. He then appeared for Athlone Town later in the month and later signed for the Midlands club. Evan went on to make nine League appearances for Athlone Town before leaving the club in June 2016 for Shamrock Rovers.

Darragh Noone

(DOB 28/4/1997)
Squad number 22
Darragh joined the Bray Under-19 team from Lourdes Celtic in 2014. Previously played with St Josephs Boys. He played for Bray Wanderers u19 team for the 2014/15, 2015 and 2016 seasons. Joined the first team squad in April 2016. By the end of the 2016 season he had amassed 19 appearances in all competitions. His first goal for the club came in the 2-0 away win over Longford Town in City Calling Stadium in September 2016. He followed up that goal by scoring the following week in the 4-0 win over Sligo Rovers at the Carlisle Grounds. At the end of 2016, Darragh was named as the Bray Wanderers Young Player of the Year.

Paul O'Conor

(DOB 10/08/87)
Squad Number 6
Joined Bray in January 2018 from St Patricks Athletic, where he had spent the second half of the 2017 season following his move from Limerick. His two and half seasons there had seen him play a key role in their recovery from relegation, and an appearance in the League Cup Final. Previously, a year with Sligo Rovers had seen him play in three of their four Europa League qualifiers. His year with Drogheda United before that had featured no fewer than three losing Finals, the Setanta, the EA Sports and the FAI Cup. His potential at senior level had first been demonstrated in his period at UCD when, among other things, he was ever-present in the Students' 2011 Premier Division campaign.

Gerald Pender

(DOB 22/05/1994)
Squad number 9
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.

Calvin Rogers

(DOB 16/12/1999)
Squad number 24
Calvin played schoolboy football with Crumlin United and Cherry Orchard. He joined Shamrock Rovers Under-17 squad for the 2015 short season and 2015/16 season. He joined Bray Wanderers in January 2017 and was eligible for the Under-19 team for the 2017 season. He made several appearances for the senior side as well, and in January 2018 he was contracted as a senior player with the club.

John Sullivan

(DOB 06/01/91, Dublin)
Squad Number 8
John previously played with Dundalk, Shelbourne and Limerick FC. He played youths football in Dublin with Lourdes Celtic and Crumlin United before signing with Bohemians and playing with their U20 side. In February 2009 he moved to Scotland where he spent a season and a half at Hamilton Academical. At the end of 2009/10 he returned to Ireland and signed for Limerick FC in June. He spent the remainder of the 2010 season there. In February 2011 John signed for Shelbourne and played in the FAI Cup final. He left Shels in July 2012 and signed for Drogheda United. In January 2013 he signed for Dundalk and spent a season there before returning to Shelbourne in January 2014. In December 2014, John returned to Crumlin United. Signed for Bray Wanderers in June 2015. Moved on to Galway United for the 2016 season but returned to Bray in July 2016.

Pen pics by Michael Duffy.

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