Dan signed for Rovers from Tallaght side Firhouse Clover. He played schoolboy football for Crumlin United and was capped for Ireland at under-15, under-16, and under-17 levels.
Dan moved to the Aston Villa academy that included Mikey Drennan and Jack Grealish and led the side to the 2010 Youth Cup final. He was tipped for big things at Villa Park but injuries hampered his progression.
Dan returned to Ireland in 2015 to play amateur football with Cherry Orchard where the young and commanding defender was key in the Orchard’s promotion campaign.