Ian Ryan - Shelbourne
||15 Jan 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Waterford|
About Ian Ryan
Ian began his career at Shamrock Rovers where he graduated up through the U21 team, making the breakthrough into the senior side in 2005. He made his competitive debut for the Hoops against Cork City at Turners Cross in May of '05, a season in which the club were relegated for the first time in their history.
The following season, under Pat Scully, Ryan helped the Hoops to promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking and was rewarded for his performances with a new contract for the 2007 Premier Division campaign.
However, with first team opportunities hard to come by, Ian was sent out on-loan to Longford Town in July 2007. Longford were relegated at the end of that year and Ian was cup-tied for their FAI Cup run which saw them beaten 1-0 in the final by Cork City. Days after the season's end he was released by Shamrock Rovers and signed for Dundalk in December 2007.
Ian made his competitive debut for the Lilywhites away to Shelbourne on 7 March 2008 and played a central role in the club lifting the First Division title at the end of the season. However, during the close season, manager John Gill was replaced by Sean Connor and Ian was among a reft of players who were released.
In February 2009 Ian signed for Drogheda United and made his debut for the Drogs against his former club, Dundalk, in a 3-0 at Oriel Park on 20 March 2009. He scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win over Galway United on 20 October, but Drogheda finished 9th that year and Ian left the club at the end of the season.
In February 2010 Ian signed for Shelbourne and made 32 league appearances for the Reds and scoring three goals. The following year, under Alan Mathews, Ian made another 29 league appearances as Shelbourne won promotion to the Premier Division
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