Barry Ryan


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Ennis, Co. Clare

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 185 cm

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2011 Oct 2014 Limerick
Jan 2009 Nov 2010 Galway United
Jun 2004 Jan 2009 St. Patrick's Athletic
Apr 2003 Sep 2003 Shamrock Rovers
Feb 1997 Apr 2003 UCD


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Barry, a native of Ennis in County Clare, began his league career with UCD in 1996. He made 159 league appearances with the Students in his six years with the club and was snapped up by Shamrock Rovers in 2003. Controversy followed later that year when Barry tested positive for cocaine and a nine month ban ensued, after which Barry returned to league football with Dublin City. But when the 'Vikings' folded in July 2006 Barry moved on to enjoy a successful stint with St Patrick's Athletic

Barry was released by St Pats at the end of the 2008 season and in January 2009 he signed for Galway United, with Gary Rogers moving in the opposite direction. Barry spent two seasons at Terryland Park before signing for Pat Scully at Limerick FC in January 2011. When Barry arrived at Jackman Park his brother, Dave, was the first choice 'keeper, but an injury allowed Barry to claim the goalkeeper's gloves for himself and he went on to make 29 league appearances in his debut season with the club. In 2012 Barry made another 17 league appearances as Limerick took the First Division title and earned promotion back to the top flight.

Barry re-signed for Limerick for the 2013 season and went on to play in 27 league games, keeping eight clean sheets, and his performances earned him a place in the League of Ireland Team of the Year. Barry re-signed for Limerick for the 2014 season. He went on to play in twenty-two games for the club, conceding only twenty-seven goals and keeping five clean sheets, as Limerick finished sixth in the table.

In November 2014, Barry left Limerick after four seasons with the Shannonsiders.


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