Bray Wanderers First Team 2018:

Dylan Barnett

Squad Number 3
(DOB 05/12/1996)
Bray native Dylan is a left back who began his career as a left winger. He played underage football with St Joseph’s Boys before moving to England to play for Brighton & Hove Albion’s underage teams in 2013. He played for their under 18s and under 21s from July 2015 and made five league appearances for Brighton’s under 23s in 2016/2017. He left Brighton in May 2017 and returned to Ireland. Dylan appeared for Bray Wanderers during the pre-season fixtures in 2018 before signing for newly promoted Waterford FC for the 2018 season. He made 32 league appearances for Waterford in the premier division last season. He has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at underage level: in the Ireland U17 squad for the UEFA Championships Elite Qualifying Round in March 2013, and in the under 18 friendlies against the Czech Republic and under 19 against Mexico in May 2014 and Serbia in June 2014. Dylan joined Bray Wanderers in December 2018. He scored the winning penalty in the EA Sports cup penalty shoot-out victory over Shamrock Rovers in April.

Aaron Barry

Squad Number 5
(DOB 24/11/92)
Club Captain
Aaron played for Arklow Town in the Leinster Senior League before going to England and Sheffield United’s academy. He spent six months on loan at Scottish side Dumbarton in 2013 where he made 18 league appearance in the Scottish Championship. He returned home to Ireland in 2014 and signed for Derry City. He made 104 league appearances for the Candystripes and scored three times in his four seasons at the Brandywell. He also played in the 2014 FAI Cup Final, which Derry lost 2-0 to St Patrick’s Athletic. In November 2017, he signed for Cork City on a two year contract. He made 20 league appearances and scored once for Cork in 2018 season. He spent last season on loan at bohemians where he made 19 league appearances. He joined Bray Wanderers in November 2019 ahead of the 2020 season.

Mark Byrne

Squad Number 8
(DOB 09/11/1988)
Mark played schoolboy football with Crumlin United before moving across channel to Nottingham Forest in July 2007. He made two league appearances for Forest before going on loan to Burton Albion where he made 7 league appearances. Further loan moves saw Mark in Rushden & Diamonds and then Barnet. He made the permanent move to Barnet in 2011 and made a further 199 league appearances (13 goals) in three seasons there. Mark then had spells with Newport County (88 league apps, 6 goals) and Gillingham (136 league apps, 8 goals). He was Newport County’s player of the season in 2015/16 and he was Gillingham’s player of the year in 2017/18. Mark returned to Ireland in 2020 and made 10 league appearances for Shelbourne. He joined Bray Wanderers in February 2021.

Seán Callan

Squad Number 22
(DOB 28/8/2003)
Seán played for the Shamrock Rovers U17 side during the 2015 & 2016. In 2017 he moved up to the under U19 team. He also made his senior debut for Rovers in a Leinster Senior Cup tie away to Thomastown United in February 2017. Seán went on loan to Wexford in the First Division for the first half of the 2019 season and he made 15 appearances for Wexford in his time with them. He made one league appearance for Shamrock Rovers in the premier division in 2019. In 2020, he made 11 league appearances and scored one goal for Shamrock Rovers II team in the First Division. Seán signed for Bray Wanderers in December 2020.

Kian Clarke

Squad Number 25
(DOB: 09/05/2001)
Kian played with Bohemians’ under U17s and U19s teams in 2017. He moved to Shamrock Rovers in 2018 and made his senior debut for them in a Leinster Senior Cup tie against St Mochtas. Kian made 6 appearances for Shamrock Rovers II in the First division in 2020. He has been capped at under 17 & under 18 level for Ireland. In January 2020, Kian joined Bray Wanderers.

Conor Clifford

Squad Number 6
(DOB 01/10/1991)
Conor played underage football with Crumlin United before moving to Chelsea in 2008. He captained Chelsea to the FA youth cup win in 2010 where he scored the winner against Aston Villa in the second leg of the final at Stamford Bridge to win the cup for Chelsea. He had loan spells followed at Plymouth Argyle, Notts County, Yeovil Town, Portsmouth and Crawley Town before he left Stamford Bridge in January 2013. Spells at Leicester City, Southend United, Barnet (loan) and Boreham Wood followed before he returned to Ireland in 2017. Since returning to Ireland in 2017 Conor has played with Dundalk (2017), Limerick FC (2018), St. Patrick’s Athletic (2018 & 2019) and Derry City (2020). He has won the English National league with Barnet in 2015 & the league cup with Dundalk in 2017. Conor signed for Bray Wanderers in December 2020.

Darren Craven

Squad Number 16

Darren played in the Leinster Senior League with his local side Malahide United since 2014/15 and he captained then to the Leinster senior league title in 2020. In February 2021, Darren signed for Bray Wanderers

Joe Doyle

Squad Number 9
(DOB 10/09/1997)
Joe played for Dundalk’s u19 squad for the 2015 season. He joined Cabinteely in February 2016, scoring on his league debut against Athlone Town on the opening night of the 2016 season. He scored four times against Athlone in July 2016 in 5-1 win. He ended that season with seven goals from 24 league appearances. In 2017 Joe scored ten times in 27 league appearances and netted four times in 17 league appearances in 2018. Joe joined Bray Wanderers in January 2019.

Ryan Graydon

Squad Number 7
(DOB 11/04/1999)
Ryan played for Bohemians under 17 squad for the 2015 season and played for both the Under 17s and Under 19 squads in 2016. He moved up to the under 19s in 2017. He made his first team debut in September 2018, his only first team appearance in 2018. In 2019, he made 12 league appearances for the Gypsies. Ryan joined Bray Wanderers in February 2020.

Brandon Kavanagh

Squad Number 11
(DOB 21/09/2000)
Brandon played with Bray Wanderers’ U19 side in 2016 before moving to Bohemians under 19s later that season. He played with Bohemians under 19s in 2017 before moving to Shamrock rovers in 2018. He made 16 first team appearances for the Hoops in the Premier Division in 2018. In 2019 he made 22 league appearances and scored once. He was also part of the FAI Cup winning team that season. In 2020, he made 2 first team appearances for the Hoops as well as 16 appearances for Shamrock Rovers II in the First Division where he scored nine times. In January 2021, Brandon signed for Bray Wanderers on loan from Shamrock Rovers for the 2021 season.

Steven Kinsella

Squad Number 22
(DOB 22/08/1998)
Steven played underage football with Templeogue United before joining the youth academy at Everton in 2014. He returned to Ireland in July 2016 and joined St Patricks Athletic on loan until the end of the League of Ireland season. He made 10 league appearances for Pats in 2016. In February 2017 Steven signed on loan for Dundalk and made 9 league appearances for the Lilywhites in 2017, scoring once. Steven signed for Cabinteely in 2020 and made 9 league appearances for them in 2020. Steven has won the League Cup twice, with St Patricks Athletic in 2016 and Dundalk in 2017 . In December 2020, Steven signed for Bray Wanderers for the 2021 season.

Luka Lovic

Squad Number 17
(DOB 28/3/1999)
Luka played underage football with Bushy Park Rangers, and Knocklyon United before joining UCD’s U17 squad for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. In 2017 he progressed to the club’s U19 side. Luka joined Bray Wanderers in 2019 and made 19 appearances in all competitions in the 2019 season and scored once.

Darragh Lynch

Squad Number 19
(DOB 28/8/2003)
Darragh played with the Bray Wanderers under 15 in 2018 and the under 17s in 2019. He made his senior debut in the final league game of the 2019 season, a 4-1 home win over Drogheda United. Darragh scored his first senior goals for the club in a 2-0 home win over UCD in a First division encounter in August 2020.

Brian Maher

Squad Number 1
(DOB 01/11/2000)
Brian played for his local club Raheny United and then St Kevin’s Boys before joining St Patrick’s Athletic in 2016. He played with the Saints under 17s in 2016 & 2017 and under 19s in 2018 & 2019 seasons. He signed his first senior contract with the club ahead of the 2018 season. Brian joined Bray Wanderers on loan from St. Patrick’s Athletic in February 2020. He made the move permanent in July 2020. He has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at under 17 (10 caps) and under 19 (9 caps) levels. Brian won his first under 21 cap in March 2021 in a 2-1 away win over Wales.

Richie O'Farrell

Squad Number 14
(DOB 18/09/2000)
Richie played with St Patricks Athletic's under 17 side in 2016 & 2017. In 2018 he played for the St Pats’ under 19 side before moving to UCD. He made 33 league appearances and scored three times for the students in the Premier Division in 2019. He moved on to Drogheda United for 2020 season where he won a First Division winner's medal. Richie made 15 league appearances in 2020 for Drogheda. In December 2020 he signed for Bray Wanderers.

Andrew Quinn

Squad Number 4

Andrew played with Dundalk’s U17 side in 2018. He made one league appearance for the Lily whites in 2020. In February 2021, he joined Bray on loan from Dundalk until July 2021.

Jack Ross

Squad Number 30

Jack has worked his way up to the senior squad for the 2021 season from the Academy teams . Jack was in the Academy under 15s in 2019, the under 17s in 2020 and will be part of the the under 19s for the 2021 season.

Gary Shaw

Squad Number 10
(DOB 10/05/1992)
Gary played underage football with Newbridge Town, joining the schoolboy ranks at Shamrock Rovers before returning to Newbridge. in August 2010 he joined Bray Wanderers and scored three goals in 11 league and cup appearances. The following year he was hit by an injury and only made 7 league appearances, scoring once. In January 2012, Gary signed for Longford Town. He scored five times in 23 appearances as Longford reached the First Division promotion play-offs in 2012. In 2014 he scored thirteen goals in 28 league appearances as Longford Town won the First Division, and remained with Longford in the Premier Division in 2015. Gary moved to Shamrock Rovers in 2016, scoring 19 league goals in 78 league appearances over three seasons. He played in both of the club’s Europa League ties against Finnish side RoPS. He signed with St Patrick’s Athletic for 2019 season and returned to Bray Wanderers in November 2019 ahead of the 2020 season.

Pen pics by Michael Duffy.

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