Tall and strong forward who scored for fun during the 2016 season with Rovers’ Under 17s.
The Clondalkin lad was a league title winner with the Under 17s in 2015 and he has blossomed with the club. Dean got a taste of first-team action when he played in a friendly against Leeds United at Tallaght Stadium in the summer of 2016 and he made his league debut in the 3-2 win over Finn Harps in March 2017. A little over a month later he scored his first senior goal in the League Cup Quarter-Final victory over Longford Town.
Altogether Dean made 7 appearances for Stephen Bradley’s side all while playing regularly for the Under 19s, netting the winner in a Shield final.