Barry Johnston


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: Not available

Club History


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Barry began his career in 1998 at Cliftonville, playing for the Belfast club's U18s. In 2000 he went to the United States to undertake a two year scholarship at the William Carey University in New Orleans and, on his return, he signed for Coleraine.

Barry spent four years at the Showgrounds and won the IFA Cup with the club in 2003. But in January 2006 he returned to Solitude for a second spell at Cliftonville that lasted three and a half years.

In the summer of 2009 Barry guested for Shamrock Rovers in friendlies against Newcastle United and Hibernians, earning himself a contract under new Rovers boss Michael O'Neill.

Barry was a key member of the Shamrock Rovers reserves side that won the A Championship in 2009 and made 4 league appearances for the senior side that season, making his debut as a substitute in the 2-1 home win against Derry City on 2nd August.

At the end of the 2009 season Barry moved to Glenavon in the Irish League where he made 15 league appearances over the following year, before signing for Cliftonville for the third time in his career. Barry left the Belfast club in the summer of 2015 and then spent one season at Carrick Rangers before retiring from the game in the summer of 2016.


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