Under 19 Squad 2013/14

Shane Fagan

Goalkeeper

Current Ireland Under 19 goalkeeper. Has been number one keeper for Ireland all the way up the levels to Under 19. Signed this season from Coventry City.

Date of birth: 23.02.95

Height: 192.2cms

Weight: 88kg

 

Michael Kelly

Goalkeeper

Promising young goalkeeper signed from Dunboyne FC. Represented Cherry Orchard at the Northern Milk Cup this year. Played in the semi-final against Manchester United.

Date of birth: 13/07/96

Height: 196cms

Weight: 80kg

 

Nathan Brown

Right back

Date of birth: 31/07/95

Right back or centre back in his second season at Rovers. Made his first team competitive debut at right back against Dundalk in the Leinster Senior Cup quarter final at Tallaght Stadium.

Height: 178cms

Weight: 64kg

 

Conor Dunne

Centre half

Physically strong centre back signed from Cherry Orchard this summer. Also represented the Orchard at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup 2013.

Date of birth: 09/12/96

Height: 185cms

Weight: 81kg

 

Sean Heaney

Centre Half

Towering centre half signed from St. Kevin’s Boys. Made his first team debut against Dundalk in the LSC quarter final and represented the FAI Emerging Talent U18s against Ipswich Town FC.

Date of birth: 27/01/96

Height: 190cms

Weight: 81kg

 

James Mullaney

Centre half

Centre half/right full who is in his third season with the Under 19s, having represented Ireland at underage level. Injury-hampered 2011/12 season - hoping to push on this season.

Date of birth: 09/01/95

Height: 178cms

Weight: 78kg

 

Alan Kehoe

Left back

Schoolboy international who made his first team debut versus Dundalk in the EA Sports Cup this season. Alan is in his second season at Rovers. Also represented the Ireland Emerging Talent squad against Ipswich.

Date of birth: 12/04/96

Height: 173cms

Weight: 61kg

 

Evan Osam

Left back

Youngest member of the squad signed from St. Kevin’s Boys. Will have three seasons at this level to develop. Very exciting player who is comfortable in both attacking and defending.

Date of birth: 17/08/97

Height: 178cms

Weight: 65kg

 

Christopher Ward

Defender

Signed from Quarryvale’s senior team (AUL) for whom he played for as a sixteen year old, his physical strength will be a great asset to the Under 19 squad. Christopher missed last season through injury and after an operation is available from September to make his competitive debut.

Date of birth: 07.02.1995

Height: 186cm

Weight: 77kg

 

Clayton Stafford

Midfielder

Clondalkin lad Clayton won the Kennedy Cup with the DDSL and signed from Crumlin United. Clayton has excelled this season in the right back berth and is in his second season with the club.

Date of birth: 26/04/95

Height: 175cms

Weight: 65kg

 

Philip Daly

Midfielder

Midfield dynamo Philly signed from Crumlin United where he has played all the way through before joining Rovers last season.Has played in first team pre-season friendlies and chipped in with important goals at the latter end of the 2011/12 season for the U19s.

Date of birth: 15/09/95

Height: 174cms

Weight: 70kg

 

Kelvin Jackson

Midfielder

Pacy winger in his third year at the club. Ghanaian born, Kelvin has represented Ireland at Under 16 level. Former trainee at Liverpool FC. 2013/14 is a big year for Kelvin; also made his first team debut against Dundalk in the LSC Cup.

Date of birth: 11/04/95

Height: 170cms

Weight: 59kg

 

Cian Kavanagh

Midfielder

Current Under 17 international signed from St. Kevin’s Boys. Recently represented Hibernian in the Foyle Cup and the FAI Emerging Talent squad against Ipswich. Attacking player in the Ronan Finn mould.

Date of birth: 11.09.1996

Height: 180 cms

Weight: 69kg

 

Jack Watson

Midfielder

Signed from Arklow Town where he was a regular scorer with their Leinster Senior League intermediate team. Tricky midfield player in the Paul Scholes mould.

Date of birth: 07/07/96

Height: 166cms

Weight: 53kg

 

Ryan Doolin

Midfielder

Date of birth: 22/07/96

A strong competitive midfielder in his second season at Shamrock Rovers. Made his first team debut in the friendly game against Aston Villa at Tallaght Stadium.

Height: 178cms

Weight: 68kg

 

Ryan Dick

Midfielder

Scottish born Ryan previously played for Dundee United before joining Shamrock Rovers Schoolboys. Ryan is currently in his second season with the SRFC Under 19s.

Date of birth: 08/05/96

Height: 185cms

Weight: 75kg

 

Thomas Tiernan

Midfielder

Talented midfield player who signed for Rovers from St. Kevin’s Boys FC this season. Missed last season with a broken leg; he has made a full recovery and is eligible to play for Rovers U19s for the next three seasons.

Date of birth: 22.03.1997

Height: 173cms

Weight: 61kg

 

Fuad Sule

Midfielder

Gifted midfield player who joined from Crumlin United; also has three years to develop at this level.

Date of birth: 20.01.97

Height: 160cms

Weight: 56kg


Richard Purdy

Midfielder

Left footed midfield player whose eye for a pass is equal to his eye for goal; signed from St. Kevin’s Boys. Richard also has three years to progress in the Under 19s.

Date of birth: 16.06.1997

Height: 178cms

Weight: 65kg

 

Muhanned Bukhatwa

Forward

Represented Libya’s Under 17 national team last season; exciting forward player who signed for Rovers from St. Joseph’s Boys. Made his debut against Dundalk in the Leinster Senior Cup.

Date of birth: 04/02/96

Height: 188cms

Weight: 72kg

 

Mark Sandford

Forward

Mark was the top scorer with the Hoops’ Under 19s last season and made his senior debut in the friendly game against Aston Villa.

Date of birth: 01/06/95

Height: 183cms

Weight: 68kg

 

Stephen Confrey

Forward

Pacy front player signed from St. Kevin’s Boys this season. Underage international who also made his debut versus Aston Villa.

Date of birth: 21.10.96

Height: 5.10

Weight: 71.3kg

 

Azeez Yussuf

Forward

Physical front player signed from Cherry Orchard’s intermediate team where he was a regular goalscorer last season.

Date of birth: 21.03.1995

Height: 173cms

Weight: 76.5kg

 

BACKROOM TEAM:

Colin Hawkins

Manager

Colin took charge of the 19s in mid November 2013 replacing Declan Hevey.

 

Shane Connolly

Assistant Manager

Shane is in his third year as assistant manager;achieved his UEFA B licence last year.

 

Jamie Moore

Coach

Talented young coach who arrived at Rovers this season from UCD. Former Belvedere coach, also possesses a UEFA B Licence.


Tony Hession

Goalkeeping Coach

Former Dublin Bus goalkeeper who is in his fourth season at club. Tony is responsible for the development of our young goalkeepers.

 

Willie Conlon

Physio

Willie has been physio for the club at both Schoolboy and reserve team level for the last eleven years. He is responsible for the health and well-being of the squad.

 

Sean Moran

Sean assists with stats, match reports, scouting and the kit and is in his third year with the Under 19’s

 

Shane Kelly

Strength and conditioning coach.

Shane has come in this season under the guidance of Philly McMahon. He is responsible for the physical development and fitness of the squad.

 

 


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