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U19 Squad Details 2017

Shamrock Rovers Under 19 Squad 2017

Luca Gratzer


Luca is in his second season with Shamrock Rovers having first joined the club in the 2014 season. He spent two years at Rovers followed by one year at Bohemians.

Date of birth: 30.01.98

Height: 187cm

Weight: 80kg

Conor Fitzharris

Full Back

A right-sided full back or winger, Conor joined the Hoops last year and impressed mainly as a right full. He was called up to the FAI Development Squad in 2016.

Date of birth: 30.01.00

Height: 176cm

Weight: 71kg

Shane Hanney

Full Back/Centre Half

Now is his fourth season with Rovers; Shane joined the club in 2014 at Under 19 level. Shane has proven himself to be one of the most versatile players at the club having played at right full, centre half and in midfield. Has also played for the first team.

Date of birth: 19/02/98

Height: 186cm

Weight: 76.6kg

Sean Callan

Centre Half

Sean joined Rovers in 2015 and won League honours with the Under 17s in his first season. Mainly a centre half, he has also played at right full. He has a knack for scoring goals too.

Date of birth: 14.12.99

Height: 182cm

Weight: 75kg

Darragh Gibbons

Centre Half

Darragh joined in 2014 and including the short 2015 season is currently in his fourth season with Rovers. He has made steady progress with the Under 19s and was on the bench several times in 2016 for the first team.

Date of birth: 15.05.98

Height: 194cm

Weight: 84kg

Cian Collins

Centre Half

A towering central defender, Cian can also perform an effective role in the centre of midfield. Cian is now in his third season at Rovers. Joined in 2015 at Under 17 level.

Date of birth: 13.06.99

Height: 189cm

Weight: 70kg

Sam Bone

Centre Half/Midfield

One of the new signings announced by Shamrock Rovers in mid-February. Sam is a versatile player who can play in defence or midfield. Formerly with Charlton Athletic, he impressed in pre-season with the first team.

Date of birth: 06.02.98



Conor Gleeson

Full Back

A stylish left full who came to the club during the summer of 2015. Conor was on the U17 League winning team of 2015. He has already played for the first team.

Date of birth: 10.06.99

Height: 173cm

Weight: 72kg

Emmanuel Lawal


Emmanuel is currently in his second spell at Rovers having rejoined the club this year. He came to the club in 2015 and was a regular on the Under 17 squad that won the League that year. He emigrated last year but is now back in the green and white.

Date of birth: 02.06.99

Height: 183cm

Weight: 74kg

Richie English


A clever and stylish central midfielder. Richie captained the Under 17s to league glory in 2015. He has moved up to the Under 19s this year. Played for Rovers against Leeds United at Tallaght Stadium last July.

Date of birth: 03.02.99

Height: 171cm

Weight: 67kg

Harry Cornally


A true leader in the middle of the park, Harry gives 100% in everything he does. Captained the Under 17s last season. He has made the step up to the Under 19s this year.

Date of birth: 11.03.99

Height: 178cm

Weight: 68kg

Aaron Bolger


An Ireland U15, U16 and U17 international. Aaron is a central midfielder who makes a lot of play happen around him. He made several appearances for the first team last year and never looked out of place.

Date of birth: 02.02.00

Height: 170cm

Weight: 65kg

Shane Stokes


Now in his third season at Rovers, Shane is another of the players who won the Under 17 league title in the inaugural season on 2015. A wide or central midfielder who loves to get forward.

Date of birth: 05.05.99

Height: 178cm

Weight: 65kg

James Doona


James joined Shamrock Rovers two years and made an immediate impact with the Under 19s. An attacking midfielder with a keen eye for goal, he is one of the young players who came into the first team during the mid-way point of last season.

Date of birth: 15.01.98

Height: 180cm

Weight: 67.5kg

Luke Kiely


Luke is in his second season with Rovers having joined the Under 17s last year. He made his first team debut against Bohemians at Dalymount Park last October and has remained involved with the seniors since,

Date of birth: 09.06.99

Height: 185cm

Weight: 65.2kg

Luke Rossiter


Luke joined Rovers’ Under 19s last year and impressed with his performances in the centre of the park. He has a good goal-scoring record and is an asset to the squad.

Date of birth: 17.04.98

Height: 177cm

Weight: 68kg

Adam Doyle


A quick and lively winger on either side who loves to get forward and score goals. Adam is in his second season with the Hoops having joined before the start of the 2016 season.

Date of birth: 13.10.99

Height: 170cm

Weight: 74kg

Dean Dillon


Dean has previously played for the Under 17s for two seasons and has made the step up to the Under 19s this year. He was the Under 17 Top Goalscorer for 2016. Dean has also appeared for the Hoops’ first team.

Date of birth: 08.06.99

Height: 178cm

Weight: 76kg

Aaron Dobbs

Aaron took the scene by storm when he made his debut for Rovers’ Under 17s in 2015. He was top goalscorer in the league-winning side that season and his form earned him a quick elevation to the first team.

Date of birth: 06.01.99

Height: 175cm

Weight: 80.4kg

Head Coach: Aidan Price

After two seasons as manager of the SRFC Under 17 squad Aidan stepped up in 2017 to look after the Under 19s. A former centre half with the Hoops from 2005 to 2010, Aidan had a career as a player in the League that began with Kilkenny City in 2005 and ended with Limerick in 2015. He managed the Hoops’ Under 17s to the League of Ireland Under 17 title in its inaugural year.

Assistant Manager: John Martin

John played as a midfielder himself in the League of Ireland having made his debut with UCD in 1997. Having also played Longford Town, John had a spell too with Shamrock Rovers as a player from 2007 to 2008. He has previously managed Shelbourne’s Under 19 team and came back to Shamrock Rovers late last year as interim manager of the Under 19s.


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League Table

# Team M P
1 Dundalk 33 77
2 Cork City 33 70
3 Derry City 33 62
4 Shamrock Rovers 33 55
5 Sligo Rovers 33 49
6 Bray Wanderers 33 46
7 St. Patrick's Athletic 33 45
8 Bohemian FC 33 41
9 Galway United 33 38
10 Finn Harps 33 32
11 Wexford Youths 33 23
12 Longford Town 33 14

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