Ronan was a League and Setanta Cup winner in his first spell with the club and a pivotal figure in the team that created history by qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League in 2011. He was chosen as the Supporters’ Player of the Year the following season under Stephen Kenny.
Began his career in the League of Ireland in 2005 in the colours of UCD but it was at Sporting Fingal that Ronan came into his own as a much sought-after midfielder.
The collapse of the Dublin franchise club was to benefit Shamrock Rovers with then manager Michael O’Neill wasting no time in getting Ronan onto the books of the Tallaght club, where he would go on to score 33 goals in 172 competitive appearances over four seasons. The 29-year-old linked up with Kenny again at Dundalk, collecting two more league titles and an FAI Cup medal in 2015 and 2016.
He then returned to Rovers as club captain on a 3-year contract, scoring 7 goals last term.