Owen Heary


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Manager

Height: 5' 10"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Oct 2014 Jun 2015 Sligo Rovers  (Manager)
Jan 2007 Oct 2013 Bohemians
Jul 1998 Jan 2007 Shelbourne
Aug 1994 May 1998 Home Farm
Aug 1993 May 1994 Kilkenny City


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Owen made his league debut in the 1993/94 season during which he made 16 league appearances for Kilkenny City. The following season he turned out for Home Farm where he stayed for four years, winning the First Division Shield and making 111 league appearances.

In the Autumn of 1998 Owen moved to Shelbourne and he stayed at Tolka Park for nine seasons. He made 274 league appearances (a club record) in that time and won five league titles along with an FAI Cup winners medal.

Owen joined Bohemians in January 2007, following a decision by a tribunal that he was free to leave Shelbourne following the well documented financial troubles at the club.

A further two league titles followed at Dalymount Park, along with a second FAI Cup medal, League of Ireland Cup and Setanta Sports Cup and he has made over 150 league appearances for the Gypsies. He also equaled the record for for most appearances in European competition for an Irish domestic player (41).

In July 2013, Aaron Callaghan left Bohemians after a poor run of results. Owen Heary was given the reins of the club as player-caretaker manager, having been Aaron's assistant. At the time of taking over, Bohemians were one point above the bottom club in the league. Watch this space.

The space has been watched and Heary turned the club's fortunes around, picking up fifteen points in the last thirteen games, and led the team to tenth place, just two points above the relegation play-offs. Heary became the permanent manager of Bohemians for the 2014 season.

Heary's first season in charge of Bohs was deemed a success as they finished seventh in the leageu and also reached the semi-finals of the EA Sports Cup. However, ot would not continue as on the 26th of October 2014, Heary became Sligo Rovers new manager. He leaves Bohs having managed forty-six games in the league, winning 13, losing 17 and drawing 16.

Heary then left Sligo in strange circumstances as he revealed he was sacked while a club statement announced his resignation.


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