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JACK BRADY (Goalkeeper)

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Date of Birth:
17th December 1996

Jack was part of the underage set up at Shelbourne before joining Johnny McDonnell’s first team squad on 13 May 2014. He continued to play for the U19’s while appearing on the bench several times during the 2015 First Division season and made his first start in the last game of the campaign, keeping a clean sheet against Cobh Ramblers in a 2-0 win. 

Jack then left Shelbourne and signed for Longford Town ahead of the 2017 First Division season. In October 2017, Jack re-signed with Longford for 2018. 



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Date of Birth:
6th August 1997

Shane played underage football with St Kevin’s Boys before joining the youth set up at Fulham. He spent three years with the London club and returned to Ireland in 2016 when he joined St Patrick’s Athletic’s U19 side. In January 2017 he was involved with the first team’s pre-season preparations but on 22nd February, he signed for Pete Mahon at Drogheda United. Shane made 19 appearances for Drogs in 2017. 

Shane moved to Longford Town before the start of the 2018 season. 


ALAN KEHOE (Defender)

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Date of Birth:
 18th April 1996

Alan played underage football with St Joseph’s Boys before signing for Shamrock Rovers’ U19s in 2012/13. He re-signed for the 2013/2014 season and was included in the Hoops’ reserve side that competed in the 2014 First Division. He made his league debut for the First Division side against Cobh Ramblers on the opening weekend of the 2014 season and went on to make 16 league appearances that year. 

In January 2015 Alan signed for Kevin Doherty at Shelbourne. He went on to make 13 league appearances for Shels as the Dublin club finished fourth in the 2015 First Division. The following season Alan added a further 9 league appearances to his name before leaving the club in July 2016. 

Alan joined Premier Division side Bray Wanderers on the last day of July 2016 and made his first league appearance for the Seagulls away to Galway United on 19 July. He made just six league appearances over the latter half of the season, four as substitute, and a year later he left the Wicklow club to join First Division side Longford Town. 



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Date of Birth:
 8th October 1998

Tristan played for German club FK Pirmasens and Mullingar Athletic before joining Longford Town’s U19 squad for the 2015 short season. In January 2016 Tristan signed for the first team ahead of the Premier Division campaign and made his senior debut against Drumcondra in the Leinster Senior Cup on 7 March 2016. His league debut came five weeks later in a 1-1 draw against Derry City at City Calling Stadium and he went on to make 7 league appearances as De Town suffered relegation to the First Division.




Date of Birth:
 11th April 1995

Daniel is a centre back who played underage football with Cherry Orchard before signing for Fulham FC in November 2010 at just 15 years of age. He had a loan spell at non-league side Walton Casuals before leaving Craven Cottage to join Hereford United in August 2014. His stay with Hereford was a short one and on 24 November 2014 Daniel signed for Conference side Bishop’s Stortford. 

On 23 December 2014, Daniel returned home to sign for Alan Mathews at Bray Wanderers. He was a regular under Matthews and his successor Tarnogrodzki and played in the first 11 league games. However, the constant change of management saw Daniel make only 3 more appearances, although he was constantly on the bench, as Bray finished eighth in the Premier Division. 

In December 2015, Daniel followed Dave Scully to O’Devaney Dunard but within weeks he had signed for Longford Town, in time for the start of the 2016 season. He made 8 league appearances for the club before leaving in July 2016. His absence from the Town dressing room was brief, however, and with former boss Alan Mathews now in charge he signed for Longford again ahead of their 2017 First Division campaign. In October 2017, Daniel re-signed with Longford for 2018. 


DEAN ZAMBRA (Midfielder)


Date of Birth:
 30th July 1988

Dean made his league debut for Bray Wanderers on the final day of the 2008 season in a 2-0 defeat away to Sligo Rovers. He did not appear for the club in 2009 but became a regular during the 2010 season, making 20 league appearances and scoring once. In 2011 Dean cemented his place in the Bray team, making 28 league and cup appearances and scoring three times. 

Dean remained a key part of Bray’s starting eleven making a further 58 league appearances over the 2012 and 2013 seasons and when Alan Mathews took over the managerial reins from Pat Devlin in 2014 he was once again central to Bray’s match day squad, starting in all 33 of the club’s Premier Division games that year. Dean took a break from league football in 2015, which extended through the 2016 season. But in January 2017 Dean rejoined the league when he signed for Alan Mathews at Longford Town. Dean went on to make 35 appearances, scoring 2 goals, during the Town’s 5th placed First Division campaign in 2017. 

Dean re-signed for Longford ahead of the 2018 season. 


PETER HOPKINS (Midfielder)

SPONSOR: APG Properties

Date of Birth:
 21st September 1995

Peter is a midfielder who played for St Patrick’s Athletic’s U19s in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 season. He went on to play for top Junior side Sheriff YC but returned to the League of Ireland in August 2017 when he signed for Neale Fenn at Longford Town. Peter made 6 appearances for Longford during the 2017 season. 

Peter then re-signed with Longford ahead of the 2018 campaign. 


SHANE O'CONNOR (Midfielder)

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Date of Birth:
 14th April 1990

Born in Cork, Shane played schoolboys football with local side Rockmount before joining the Liverpool youth academy as a sixteen year old in 2006. He spent three years at Anfield and in July 2009 he was snapped up by then Ipswich Town manager, and former Rockmount boy, Roy Keane. 

Shane made his league debut for Ipswich on 20 February 2010 in a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough and went on to make 17 league appearances in two and a half years at Portman Road. In November 2011 he went on a two month loan at Port Vale but didn’t make a senior appearance, and on 20 January 2012 his contract at Ipswich was terminated by mutual consent. 

On 2nd February 2012 Shane signed for his hometown club Cork City, where he made 4 league appearances in the opening half of the 2012 season. But on the final day of July he moved north, signing for Stephen Kenny at Shamrock Rovers. He made his Hoops debut in the Leinster Senior Cup final against St Pats CY on 3 September and made his league bow a week later against Bohemians at Tallaght Stadium. He made 3 league appearances over the final months of the season, however, Shane was not kept on for 2013 by new boss Trevor Croly. 

On October 30th 2013 Shane signed for Irish League club Portadown. He spent one season at Shamrock Park but returned to the League of Ireland on 31 July 2014, the last day of the summer transfer window, when he joined Limerick FC under new boss Martin Russell. He became a key player in the latter stages of the season, playing in 11 of the thirteen Premier Division games left, as Limerick finished sixth in the table. 

In January 2015 Cobh Ramblers announced that they had signed Shane ahead of their upcoming First Division campaign. Shane became a mainstay of the Cobh side, making 24 league appearances for the Ramblers as they finished sixth in the 2015 First Division table. Then, in 2016 Shane was the lynchpin of the Ramblers midfield as they reached the promotion play-offs, losing out over two legs to Drogheda United in the semi-finals. Shane made another 24 league appearances for the Rams in 2016, this time scoring eight goals, but he left the club at the end of the season and in January 2017 he signed for Pat Fenlon at Waterford FC. 



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Date of Birth: 9th February 1988

Chris started his League of Ireland career as a striker with Shelbourne in 2005. By 2007 he had dropped back to midfield and, after just one league appearance for ‘The Reds’, he signed for Shamrock Rovers in the summer of 2007. 

He made just six more league appearances for Rovers before signing for UCD at the start of 2009 where he became a key member of the side that won the ’09 First Division title. At the end of the 2010 season, having made a total of 60 league appearances for the Students, Chris moved on, signing for Alan Mathews at First Division Shelbourne. 

Chris made his second Shels debut on the opening night of 2011 as a late substitute in the 2-1 away win over Longford Town. He scored twice that year but started only 4 league games, adding 16 substitute appearances. 

In January 2012 Chris returned to Belfield for a second spell at UCD and made 12 league appearances for Martin Russell’s side, but he was not a part of Martin Russell’s squad for 2013. 

However in 2015 under the management of Collie O’Neill, UCD brought Chris back to Belfield. He went on to make twenty-one league appearances in the First Division, scoring four goals in the process, as UCD secured a play-off spot. However, he was suspended for both legs as UCD lost out on promotion to Finn Harps. He also played in all four games in UCD’s Europa League campaign. 

In December 2015, Chris moved to fellow First Division side Limerick. In 2016 Chris featured in all 28 of Limerick’s games in their First Division winning season while he also finished joint top scorer with 12 goals before he re-signed for the 2017 season after being voted Players’ Player of the Year. In July 2017 Chris left the club having only appeared twice during Neil McDonald’s tenure after the new man came in mid-way through the first half of the season. 

In July 2017 Chris then signed for Drogheda United. In November 2017, Chris signed with Longford Town. 


SAM VERDON (Midfielder)

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Date of Birth:
 3rd September 1995

Sam played for St Patrick’s Athletic’s U19s in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons and he was included in Liam Buckley’s first team squad ahead of the 2014 Premier Division season. He made his debut, and only appearance of the season, in a 3-1 win over Bohemians in April 2014. 

Sam made more progress in 2015, appearing in 9 league games as the Saints finished fourth in the Premier Division. He also won an EA Sports Cup winner’s medal when Pats beat Galway United on penalties in the final. He was an unused substitute that day, and was also on the bench when Pats repeated the feat in 2016, beating Limerick 4-1 in the final at the Markets Field. 2016 also saw Sam’s first league goal, scored in a 3-3 draw with Longford Town on 13 May, a week after he had made his European debut against Jeunesse Esch in the Europa League. 

Sam left St Pats in July 2017 and just a few days later he signed for Neale Fenn at Longford Town. 

In July 2017 Chris then signed for Drogheda United. In November 2017, Chris signed with Longford Town. 



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Date of Birth:
 10th January 1996

Evan joined Waterford United, along with his twin brother Cory, in July 2015, having previously played youth football with Burnley. Evan scored once in 10 league appearances for the Blues during the 2015 First Division season before joining Cobh Ramblers in January 2016. 

Evan scored on his debut for Cobh, getting the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Shelbourne on the first day of the First Division season. He made just 2 more league appearances for the Rams before leaving the club in May 2016, having been part of their Munster Senior Cup winning team. 

Evan signed for Eddie Gormley at Cabinteely FC in July 2016. He made his league bow for the Dublin club on 8 July in a 4-1 defeat away to UCD and went on to make 8 league appearances over the remainder of the season. In December of 2016 Evan was among the first of Cabinteely’s squad to re-sign for new manager Pat Devlin ahead of their 2017 campaign. He went on to make 21 league appearances, scoring one goal, for Cabo in 2017.

In January 2018, Evan signed for Longford Town. 


ADAM O'CONNOR (Defender)

SPONSORSHIP: David Rhatigan

Date of Birth:
 21st October 1994

Adam played with St Patrick’s Athletic U19s in 2011/12 and took part in the club’s 2012 Leinster Senior Cup campaign. He moved to Shelbourne for their 2012/13 U19 campaign and also made his league debut for the Reds on 26 July 2013 when he lined out against UCD at the Belfield Bowl. He made 5 league appearances as Shelbourne were relegated at the end of the season. The following year Adam became a regular in the Shels back line and made 19 league appearances as well as playing in both of the club’s unsuccessful promotion play-off games against Galway FC. 

Adam signed back with Shelbourne ahead of the 2015 season shortly before Christmas and he continued to be a regular in the side, making twenty-three league appearances during the 2015 First Division. He also scored twice, in a 1-0 win over Cabinteely and in a 2-1 defeat to UCD, as Shelbourne finished just outside the play-offs in fourth. Adam made 22 appearances in 2016 for Shels in the League along with another three appearances in Cup competitions. 

Adam then re-signed with Shelbourne for the 2017 season. Adam signed with Longford ahead of the 2018 season. 



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Michael played with LSL side Newbridge Town before signing for Neale Fenn at Longford Town in February 2018. He made his league debut against Cobh Ramblers on the opening night of the 2018 First Division season. 


CIAN BYRNE (Midfielder)

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Date of Birth:
 8th September 1997

Cian played with Leinster Senior League side Lucan United in 2016/17 and signed for Neale Fenn at Longford Town in August of 2017. In November 2017, Cian re-signed with Longford for the 2018 campaign. 


AODH DERVIN (Midfielder)

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Date of Birth:
 21st July 1999

Aodh played with Longford Town’s U17 squad for the 2015 and 2016 seasons and in January 2017 he was promoted to Alan Mathews’ senior squad for the club’s upcoming First Division campaign. 



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Date of Birth:
 30th June 1997

Jamie played for Bohemian’s u19 squad for the 2014/2015, 2015 short and 2016 seasons. He also turned out for Bohemians in their summer friendly against SPL side Dundee United at Dalymount Park in July 2014. In January 2017 he signed for Pete Mahon at Drogheda United. 

Jamie signed for Longford ahead of the 2018 season. 


MICHAEL KELLY (Goalkeeper)

SPONSOR: Paul Munnelly

Date of Birth:
13th July 1996

Michael is a goalkeeper who played underage football at Cherry Orchard and Dunboyne FC. He represented Cherry Orchard at the Northern Milk Cup in 2013 and played in the semi-final against Manchester United and he joined Shamrock Rovers U19 side from Dunboyne. 

In February 2014 Michael was named in the Hoops’ reserve side which competed in that year’s First Division and he made his league debut against Finn Harps at Tallaght Stadium on 16 March 2014. He spent most of the season as back up for first choice ‘keeper Conor O’Malley but made 5 league appearances over the season. The Rovers B team spent just that one season in the league but Michael stayed with the club for the 2015 season and was on the bench three times for the seniors during their Premier Division campaign. 

Michael left Shamrock Rovers at the end of the 2015 season and joined Cabinteely FC ahead of the 2016 First Division campaign. He started the season as Cabinteely’s first-choice keeper and made 25 league appearances as the Dublin side finished seventh in the First Division table. Michael played 25 times for Cabo in 2017, whilst just conceding 29 goals throughout the campaign. 

In November 2017 it was announced that Michael was moving on from Cabo and he signed for Longford Town ahead of the 2018 season. 


KARL CHAMBERS (Midfielder)

SPONSOR: APG Properties

Date of Birth:
 7th June 1996

Karl played for Sacred Heart before moving to Longford Town’s U19 squad for the 2015 short season. He was added to Tony Cousins’ senior team in August 2015 and later signed a deal to play for De Town for the 2016 season. He made his league debut away to Cork City on 14 March 2016 and made 4 league appearances, all from the bench, over the course of that season. In October 2017, Karl re-signed with Longford for 2018.


DEAN BYRNE (Forward)

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Dean previously played for Hardwicke FC in the AUL Premier B.



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Date of Birth:
 15th November 1986

Darren was signed by Finn Harps from St. Joseph’s Boys in February 2006 and spent one year at Finn Park before joining Monaghan United in March 2007. Eighteen months followed at Gortakeegan before Darren signed for UCD in the summer of 2008. Darren’s UCD debut came in a 3-0 defeat at home to St Patrick’s Athletic on 3 August ’08 and he made 12 league appearances as the club went on to suffer relegation at the season’s end. 

Darren was then signed by Shelbourne shortly before Christmas of 2008 and spent the early part of 2009 at Tolka Park. It was a short lived spell and he left in May having made just 4 league and cup appearances. Two months later he joined Sligo Rovers where he made 8 league and cup appearances during the remainder of the ’09 season including the club’s FAI Cup final defeat to Sporting Fingal. 

Darren then spent a short period out of football before signing at Drogheda United in July 2010, scoring once in 15 league appearances as Drogheda finished bottom of the Premier Division. In January of 2011 he returned for a second spell at UCD and enjoyed a successful season with the Students, making 32 league appearances and scoring five goals. 

In January 2012 he signed for Liam Buckley, the newly appointed manager of St Patrick’s Athletic. He made his Pats debut against Cliftonville in the Setanta Cup on 13 February and made 16 league appearances, scoring once. But Darren was not involved in the club’s FAI Cup final against Derry City and he left Richmond Park after just one season. 

In February 2013 Darren signed for new Dundalk manager, Stephen Kenny, and made his club debut in an EA Cup game against Shelbourne on 11 March 2013. He made a total of 28 league appearances (12 from the bench) as the Lilywhites finished second in the 2013 Premier Division behind champions St Patrick’s Ath. 

In 2014 season Darren missed only one game in the league and scored three times in his 32 league appearances as Dundalk won the league title on the last day of the season. Darren re-signed for the 2015 season and went on to make another 28 league appearances, scoring three times in the process, as Dundalk won a second successive Premier Division title. He also appeared in both Champions League ties, as the Lilywhites went out to BATE Borisov, and in the FAI Cup Final, in which they beat Cork City 1-0 after extratime. 

2016 brought a third league title in a row with Darren scoring once in 24 league appearances. He also played in three of the club’s twelve European games that year. Then in November 2016 Darren signed a pre-contract agreement with Shamrock Rovers ahead of their 2017 campaign. 

In January 2018, Darren signed for Longford Town. 


JACKSON RYAN (Midfielder)

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DYLAN McGLADE (Midfielder)

SPONSOR: Phil Munnelly

Date of Birth:
 22nd April 1995

Dylan played underage football for Swords Rovers and Malahide United before going to Middlesbrough at the age of sixteen. He spent two years at ‘Boro but was released in the summer of 2013 when he returned to Ireland and joined up with Shelbourne’s U19 side for 2013/14. In February 2014 he was named as part of Johnny McDonnell’s first team squad ahead of Shelbourne’s 2014 First Division campaign. Dylan made just 1 league appearance that year, coming on as a substitute in the final game of the season against Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park. 

In January 2015, Dylan signed back with Shels for the 2015 season and went on to make 21 league appearances for the Reds during the First Division campaign, netting four times along the way, as Shelbourne finished fourth in the table. He was named in the PFAI First Division Team of the Year for his performances. 

In December 2015, Dylan moved to Premier Division side St. Patrick’s Athletic where he made his first league appearance away to Bray Wanderers on 23 April 2016. He made just 5 league appearances for Pats that year and in the winter break he left Richmond Park to sign for Alan Mathews at Longford Town. Dylan spent just six months at Longford, leaving the club at the end of June 2017. 


DANIEL RIDGE (Midfielder)

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ULI KELLER (Goalkeeper)

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NEALE FENN (Manager)

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DAIRE DOYLE (Assistant Manager)

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(Goalkeeping Coach)

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IAN MAHER (Kitman)

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