U17 Squad Details 2016

Shamrock Rovers Under 17s Squad 2016


Ben Murray


Very good shot stopper who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet. Previous clubs: Dungarvan United; St. Joseph’s Boys.

Date of birth: 07.03.99

Height: 178cm. Weight: 74kg


Carl Casey


Energetic with good organisational skills and distribution. Previous club: Shamrock Rovers; Knocklyon United.

Date of birth: 13.07.99

Height: 170cm. Weight: 64kg


Calvin Rogers

Centre Half/ right full

Tough tackling defender with good range of passing. Previous clubs: Crumlin United; Cherry Orchard.

Date of birth: 16.12.99

Height: 178cm. Weight: 65kg


Declan Watters

Centre half

Comfortable with the football who also has an eye for a goal. Previous clubs: Ratoath Harps; St. Kevin’s Boys; Shelbourne.

Date of birth: 01.03.99

Height: 193cm. Weight: 81kg


Sean Callan

Centre half

Tough centre half who loves to defend. Attacks the ball really well in both penalty areas.

Date of birth: 14.12.99

Height: 180cm. Weight: 69kg


Alex Kealy

Right full/Midfielder

Seems to always find space; can play in a few different positions and never looks out of place. Previous clubs: Peamount United; Cherry Orchard; Knocklyon United.

Date of birth: 20.09.99

Height: 170cm. Weight: 57kg


Conor Gleeson

Left full

Pacey full back who looks to get forward on every opportunity. Also plays for U19s. Previous clubs: Bushy Park Rangers; St. Joseph’s Boys.

Date of birth: 10.06.99

Height: 173cm. Weight: 67kg


Eric Abulu

Left full

German-born Eric made his debut for the Hoops in the 7-3 win against Wexford Youths in July, 2016. A former Mountview Boys FC player, Eric won DDSL Major Division and League Cup honours with Mountview in 2013/14. Last season he moved on to Belvedere YC where the team he was on were runners-up in both the All-Ireland and League Cup finals. A physically and mentally strong defender with pace and known to be a very hard worker.

Date of birth: 27.04.00

Height: 185cm. Weight: 70kg


Conor Fitzharris


Conor’s previous clubs are St. Kevin’s Boys and St. Francis. He plays as either a right-sided full back or winger. As full back he likes to get forward and attack. During his time at St. Francis Conor won a DDSL Premier title once and All-Ireland Cup honours twice. He also won League Cup honours twice. He has continued to progress steadily and in 2016 was successfully chosen to participate with the FAI Under 16 Development Squad. 

Date of birth: 31.01.00

Height: 175cm. Weight: 70kg


Harry Cornally


Great technical player, always gives 100%. Previous clubs: Cherry Orchard; Shamrock Rovers Schoolboys.

Date of birth: 11.03.99

Height: 178cm. Weight: 69kg


Richie English


Lovely quick feet with an eye for a pass. Comfortable in a few positions. Previous clubs: Cherry Orchard; St. Kevin’s Boys.

Date of birth: 03.02.99

Height: 170cm. Weight: 65kg


Cian Collins


Strong tackling midfielder with a good range of passing. Previous club: Cherry Orchard.

Date of birth: 13.06.99

Height: 185cm. Weight: 67kg


Shane Stokes


Wonderful technique who can play wide or attacking midfield. 

Date of birth: 05.05.99

Height: 170cm. Weight: 66kg


Jamie Hamilton


Energetic left footed midfielder with great set piece deliveries. Also plays for U19s. Previous clubs: Belvedere; St. Kevin’s Boys.

Date of birth: 19.01.99

Height: 168cm. Weight: 63kg


Adam Doyle


Quick, lively winger with an eye for goals. Previous clubs: Home Farm, St. Kevin’s Boys.

Date of birth: 13.10.99

Height: 174cm. Weight: 70kg


Kenny Cunningham


Kenny joined Rovers in late July 2016 and made his debut in the first round of the Mark Farren Memorial Cup away to Bray. A pacey winger, he has previously played for Cahir Park FC and Belvedere. He represented the TSSDL in the Kennedy Cup.

Date of birth: 24.04.00

Height: 173cm. Weight: 62kg


Luke Kiely


Skilful attacking midfielder with a lovely left foot. Previous clubs: Waterford United, Clonmel Town.

Date of birth: 09.06.99

Height: 180cm. Weight: 72kg


Aaron Bolger


A central midfield player who joined Shamrock Rovers in July 2016 and made his debut in the 1-1 draw away to UCD. A week later Aaron was in the starting eleven for Rovers first team in the pre-season friendly against Leeds United at Tallaght Stadium! An Ireland U15 and U16 international, Aaron enjoyed a successful time at Schoolboy level winning 3 Premier League titles, 2 All-Ireland Cups, 1 league cup and Kennedy Cup honours. 

Date of birth: 02.02.00

Height: 170cm. Weight: 65kg


Jack Priestly


Joined Shamrock Rovers in 2014/15 from Portlaoise AFC and immediately impressed playing in the centre of the park. He made his debut for the Under 17s earlier this year when he came on a sub in a game away to Limerick. Jack played a notable role in the winning of the DDSL Under 15 Elite league title with the Hoops this season. 

Date of birth:

Height: 176cm. Weight: 72kg


Dean Dillon


Always manages to find space in a match, great first touch. Previous club: St. Francis F.C., Cherry Orchard.

Date of birth: 08.06.99

Height: 178cm. Weight: 67kg


Aaron Dobbs


Strong powerful centre forward who wants to score goals. Also plays for U19s. Previous clubs: Moyne Rangers; St. Joseph’s Boys.

Date of birth: 06.01.99

Height: 180cm. Weight: 80kg


Dean Williams

Centre Forward

Dean was at Lourdes Celtic for six years before joining Belvedere at Under 13 level. He won Major league honours at U13 and was on the team that finished runners-up at U14 and U15. At U16 his team were runners-up in the All-Ireland and League Cup competitions. The 2015/16 season was personally a memorable one for Dean scoring over 30 goals and getting a call up to the DDSL Under 16 squad. 

Date of birth: 09.02.00

Height: 170cm. Weight: 54kg




Manager: Aidan Price

Assistant Manager: Garrett McMullan


Coach: Stuart McSweeney


Goalkeeping Coach: Karl Coleman


U17 2016 Squad pic


Back row, left to right: Shane Stokes, Adam Doyle, Dean Williams, Richie English, Aaron Bolger, Alex Kealy, Jack Priestly.

Middle Row, left to right: Karl Coleman (Goalkeeper coach), Sean Callan, Cian Collins, Carl Casey, Ben Murray, Declan Watters, Luke Kiely, Stewart McSweeney (Coach)

Front row, left to right: Calvin Rogers, Dean Dillon, Eric Abulu, Aidan Price (Manager), Graham Gartland (Assistant Manager), Harry Cornally, Conor Fitzharris, Emmanuel Lawal.


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