Philip Gorman


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Kildare

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Forward

Height: 5' 11"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2017 Jan 2017 Bohemians  (Trial)
Jan 2016 Oct 2016 Waterford
Dec 2012 Jan 2016 Athlone Town
Aug 2011 Oct 2012 Shelbourne
Feb 2010 Nov 2010 Shelbourne
Jul 2008 Dec 2008 Shelbourne
Jul 2006 Jun 2008 Kildare County
Feb 2005 Aug 2005 Dublin City
Feb 2004 Dec 2004 Kilkenny City
Feb 2002 Dec 2003 Kildare County


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Kildare native Philip started his career with Newbridge Town and first played League of Ireland football with newly formed Kildare County in their debut league season in 2002.

He has the distinction of scoring Kildare's first competitive goal, against Limerick in a First Division Cup game in July 2002 and he went on to score three league goals in 12 appearances over the next two seasons.

In 2004 Philip signed for First Division side Kilkenny City where he made 24 league appearances and scored ten times. A short spell at Dublin City followed in 2005 before his duties with the Irish army took him out of the country on a United Nations tour from August '05 to July '06.

On his return Philip rejoined Kildare County where he amassed 67 league appearances and scored 24 goals over the following two years. In July 2008, with Kildare struggling, Philip signed for Dermot Keely at Shelbourne.

His Shelbourne debut came on July 29 in an away game at Monaghan and he scored his first goal for the Reds against his former side Kildare on September 25th. In all he made 9 league appearances for Shels that year before army duty took him abroad once again in 2009.

He returned to the Shelbourne squad in time for the start of the 2010 season and made a further 24 league appearances, scoring four goals, but serious injury struck towards the end of the season and he was not contracted at Shelbourne in 2011 until he had recovered, in August.

His return to action came on 24 September 2011 in a 2-0 win away to Athlone and Philip made 8 appearances in the latter months of the season. 2012 saw Philip add another six league goals to his career tally, adding two more in cup competition, but at the end of the season he left Tolka Park to sign for Roddy Collins the newly installed boss at Athlone Town.

Philip scored 17 goals for Athlone, in 26 league games, as Athlone won the First Division title. He was rewarded for this by being included in the First Division Team of the Year. He re-signed for Athlone Town for the 2014 season. He went on to score ten goals in thirty league appearances for the club as their short stay in the Premier Division ended with relegation on the last day of the season. Philip stayed with Athlone for the 2015 season in the First Division making nineteen appearances and scoring ten goals along the way.

In January 2016, Philip ended his time at Athlone Town after three years and moved to Roddy Collins' Waterford United. He scored ten goals in 18 league appearances as the Blues finished fifth in the 2016 First Division table.


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