Bray Wanderers First Team 2018:

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 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)
Forward
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.


Darragh Gibbons

(DOB 15/05/98)
Defender
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)
Midfielder
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.

Dylan Hayes

(DOB 09/04/95)
Defender
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)
Defender
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.

Jake Kelly

(DOB 18/06/90, London)
Squad Number 11
Midfielder
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)
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 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)
Defender
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.

Darragh Noone

(DOB 28/4/1997)
Utility
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)
Midfielder
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.

Calvin Rogers

(DOB 16/12/1999)
Defender
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)
Midfielder
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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