Belvedere FC... UK & Irish Based Players 2017

(28 Jul 2017)

By Jamie Moore and Vincent Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIXTY EIGHT former Belvedere players played senior professional football in the UK, Ireland and further afield in the 2016/17 season.

With many of them getting ready for yet another season to begin next weekend, and others in the middle of their League of Ireland seasons, we've taken an-in depth look at who did what last season!

It's fair to say, our Belvo boys have done some fantastic things and continue to prove that we are one of the best football clubs in the country, with a proven history of helping to develop the talent of some of the best players that have ever played on this island.

List and stats below thanks to Vincent Butler.

England & Scotland

18 ex Belvo boys played in the UK last season.

 

WESLEY HOOLAHAN:  (Norwich City)

AGE:  35

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2005

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  397

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  39 Full International Caps

 

MATT DOHERTY:  (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

AGE:   25

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2010

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  149

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOUR:  Under 21 International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS FORRESTER:  (Peternorough)  First Team Captain.

AGE:  24

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2015

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  65

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS: Under 21 International

 

GRAHAM BURKE:  (Notts County) now Shamrock Rovers. Graham transferred to Shamrock Rovers in February 2017 but has spent practically all the Season with Notts County.

AGE:  23

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2011

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  46

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOUR:   Under 21 International.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAKE CARROLL:  (Cambridge United)

AGE:  25

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2013

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  103

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOUR:  Youth International.

 

KEVIN DAWSON:  (Yeovil Town-signed for Cheltenham Town May 2017)

AGE:  26

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2013

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  121

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Youth International.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID FORDE:  (Portsmouth)

AGE:  37

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD: 2007 (Second stint abroad)

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  368

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  24 Full International Caps

 

STEPHEN HENDERSON:  (Nottingham Forest)

AGE:  29

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD: 2006

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  178

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS: Under 21 International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEPHEN KELLY:  (Rotherham United)

AGE:  33

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2000

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  328

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  38 Full International Caps

 

SEAN KAVANAGH:  (Fulham)

AGE:  23

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2011

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  37

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARRAGH LENIHAN:  (Blackburn Rovers)

AGE:  23

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2012

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:   82

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

BRENDAN MOLONEY:  (Northampton Town)

AGE:  28

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:   2006

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:   188

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN O’SULLIVAN:   (Carlisle United)

AGE:  23

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2013

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  100

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

DANNY ROGERS:  (Falkirk)

AGE:  23

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2012

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  102

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALAN SHEEHAN:  (Luton Town)

AGE:  30

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2003

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  219

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

PIERCE SWEENEY:  (Exeter City)

AGE:  22

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2012

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  19

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Under 21 International

 

CILLIAN SHERIDAN:  (Jagiellonia Bialystock,Poland)

AGE: 28

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2006

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  317

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Three Full International Caps

 

Between loan spells and Transfers, Cillian must be one of the most travelled Footballers in Europe. He has played Senior Football in five different Countries, Scotland, England, Bulgaria, Cyprus (two Clubs) and Poland. He only joined Jag.Bialystock on 28th February 2017 and he has played in the last 13 games of the Season, scoring eight goals. His goals helped the Club to 2nd place in the Polish Premier League, their highest position ever, just pipped to the title by Legia Warsaw by one point. Their League finished on Sunday 4th June and they have qualified for the Europa Cup which starts in a couple of months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHIE RYAN:  (Miami FC)

AGE:  32

YEAR COMMENCED PLAYING ABROAD:  2003

1ST TEAM APPEARANCES:  135

HIGHEST REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS:  Youth International

 

Like Cillian, Richie is widely travelled and has played Senior Football in six different Countries, England, Scotland, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Canada and the USA (two Clubs).  Miami FC are currently leading the North American League (second tier) and Richie is one of the Star players.

 

YOUNG BELVEDERE PLAYERS INVOLVED WITH BRITISH PROFESSIONAL CLUBS AND YET TO MAKE SENIOR APPEARANCES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAMES FINNERTY:    18           ASTON VILLA     

DANIEL MCKENNA:   17          WOLVES

DYLAN HAND:            17           CHESTERFIELD     

CONOR FOWLER:      18           CHESTERFIELD

KEVIN HEALY:            17            WEST BROMWICH ALBION

RUARI PATON:           16            HIBERNIAN FC

OISIN MCENTEE:       16             NEWCASTLE UNITED

SEAN BRENNAN:       15             SOUTHAMPTON

TROY PARROTT:        15              TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

 

Troy and Sean will be with the clubs mentioned during their Transition Year in School. Both will be signing Full time when they reach 16 within a few months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE OF IRELAND:

There are currently 27 former Belvedere Players in the First Team squads of the League of Ireland Clubs . The league started in March 2017 and which will operate until November 2017.

BOHEMIANS:

Derek Pender, Keith Ward, Dinny Corcoran, Dominck Peppard, Daniel Byrne, Jamie Hamilton

BRAY WANDERERS:

Tim Clancy, Hugh Douglas, Keith Buckley, Ger Pender, Anthony Flood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORK CITY:

Jimmy Keohane

DROGHEDA UNITED:

Jake Hyland, Stephen Elliott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMERICK FC:

David O’Connor

LONGFORD TOWN:

Kealan Dillon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAMROCK ROVERS:

Roberto Lopes, Darren Meenan, Paul Corry, Graham Burke

SHELBOURNE:

Mark Hughes, Niall Lanigan, Adam Evans, Chris Lyons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLIGO ROVERS:

Mick Leahy

ST.PATRICK'S ATHLETIC:

Michael Barker

WATERFORD FC:

John Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMER BELVEDERE PLAYERS INVOLVED IN SENIOR MANAGERIAL AND COACHING POSITIONS WITH THE FIRST TEAMS OF LEAGUE OF IRELAND CLUBS:

BOHEMIANS: Trevor Croly - First Team Coach

CABINTEELY: Graham O’Hanlon - First Team Coach

DUNDALK: Stephen Kenny - First Team Manager

ST.PATRICKS ATHLETIC: Darius Kierans - First Team Coach

LIMERICK FC: Martin Russell (Was First Team Manager up to 3rd April 2017)

 

FORMER BELVEDERE PLAYERS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN COACHING AND MANAGEMENT WITH ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH CLUBS ON A FULL TIME BASIS:

 

ARSENAL: Kwame Ampadu - Youth Team Coach. Ken Gillard - Youth Team Coach

IPSWICH TOWN: Ger Nash - Youth Team Coach

MANCHESTER CITY: Mark Kennedy -  Youth Team Coach

QUEENS PARK RANGERS: Curtis Fleming - First Team Assistant Manager

INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE: Richie Foran - First Team Manager (2016/17 season)

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