Philip Byrne


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 0"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2012 Carrick Rangers
Jan 2011 Nov 2011 Monaghan United
Jan 2010 Nov 2010 Longford Town
Feb 2008 Jan 2010 Sporting Fingal
Feb 2004 Nov 2007 Kildare County


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Philip is the son of League of Ireland legend Damien Byrne and played his schoolboy football with Belvedere where he won national honours at under 17 and 18 levels. He joined Shelbourne as an under 21 in 2001 and made a number of first team appearances in his three years there.

In 2004 he signed for Eric Hannigan at Kildare County and won the Player of the Year award in his first season there. He made 124 league appearances in four seasons at the club, scoring one league goal.

In 2008 Philip signed for Liam Buckley at Sporting Fingal and was a part of the team that won promotion to the Premier Division and won the FAI Cup in 2009, although Philip did not appear in the Cup final against Sligo Rovers.

In 2010 Philip moved to Longford Town but injuries limited his contribution. He was forced off after only 34 minutes of the opening game and made just 12 league appearances over the season.

In January 2011 Philip was on the move again, this time signing for Mick Cooke at Monaghan United. where he was part of the squad that finally won promotion to the Premier League. Mons finished third in the First Division that year, beating Galway United in the promotion play-off.

In January 2012 Philip moved north of the border, signing for Carrick Rangers.


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