2021 Senior Mens Squad

Sean Barron

Sean joined the Rams from Avondale United last summer and picked up four clean sheets in his first four LOI matches, ending the season with eight in total. A penalty save in the win at eventual champions Drogheda United was another highlight for the Waterford man, who has previous experience with Cork City, Waterford United and the Waterford Gaelic Football team. An FAI Intermediate Cup winner with Avondale, Barron spent four years at the MSL side before signing for Ramblers in the most recent summer transfer window.

John Kavanagh

John joined the club in 2020 for a second spell, having spent the latter half of the 2017 campaign on loan at the club from Cork City. John began his career at Ringmahon Rangers before moving to Cork City 2011. In the summer of 2017 he completed his loan move to Cobh, earning a First Division runners-up medal. For the 2018 campaign he joined Waterford on loan and remained there until that summer when a loan move to Finn Harps began. Harps retained John on-loan for the first half of the 2019 season before he returned to Waterford and completed that season on loan at the RSC. He left Cork for Cobh permanently in 2020 and was a firm fixture in last year’s side.

Darryl Walsh

Darryl joined us from Waterford FC in 2020. He was a member of the Republic of Ireland U17 squad at the 2017 European Championships in Croatia and also made his Waterford senior debut that season. In 2019 he captained the Waterford U19 side that would go on to claim the national league title, before moving on loan to Wexford FC for the latter half of the campaign where he gained regular experience of first team League of Ireland football.

Lee Devitt

Lee joined the club in the 2020 season from Limerick FC. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native began his career with Shannon Hibernians before joining Limerick in 2014. He spent five seasons at the club, progressing to U17, U19 and ultimately Senior level in the 2019 campaign. He featured in all 21 Ramblers games last year, making an immediate impact in his first season at St Colman’s Park. Certainly one to look out for in 2021.

Ben O'Riordan

The club’s longest serving player, Ben first joined Ramblers’ U19 set-up in 2015 from Leeside and made his senior debut in a 2016 FAI Cup win over Cherry Orchard. He has made a remarkable 111 first team appearance in a Ramblers shirt, and has picked up both First Division and EA Sports Cup runner-up medals, as well as a Munster Cup medal in 2016. The defender featured 13 times in the disrupted 2020 season, with injury impacting his involvement towards the end of the year.

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Charlie Lyons

The 20 year old defender joined the club from Preston North End in 2019, and made 24 appearances that year. He then featured in all 21 of our games in 2020, the only player to do so alongside Lee Devitt. The centre back scored four times last season, which saw him finish as the club’s top scorer during the shortened 2020 League of Ireland campaign. Charlie began his career at Innishvilla and impressed for the Cork Schoolboys League team. He then made the move to Championship side Preston North End as an apprentice, where he spent two seasons within their U18 setup. He returned to Cork in 2019 and linked up with the Rams, where he will now spend a third season.

Ian Turner

Ian joined the club from St Patrick’s Athletic in 2019, and made 31 appearances that year, the most of any first team player. He then featured in 17 of our 21 games in 2020 as we narrowly missed out on a First Division play-off spot. Turner began his career at Wilton United before joining the Academy set-up at Cork City, where he impressed at Youth and U21 level. He spent six seasons within the City first team, winning the 2011 First Division in the process. He also spent time in the Premier Division at Limerick FC, winning Premier Division Player of the Month in October 2015. In 2017 he joined Dublin outfit St Pat’s and enjoyed two seasons at Richmond Park, before returning to Cork in 2019 and joining the Rams. The 31 year old scored three times last season, with all three goals proving to be vital winners against Athlone, Galway and Longford Town respectively.

Pierce Phillips

Pierce made 16 first team appearances in 2020, having joined from Cork City at the beginning of the year. He also spent part of the 2018 campaign on loan at St Colman’s Park, which will make the upcoming season his third at the club. The 22 year old came through the Rockmount schoolboy set-up, before joining City’s Academy in 2015. He would remain at the club until 2020 when he joined the Rams on a permanent deal. He scored once last season, in the 4-0 win away to Wexford FC.

Killian Cooper

The 21 year old attacker joined the club in 2021 from Munster Senior League side College Corinthians. Killian played for Everton AFC throughout his underage career before a spell at Ramblers’ first ever League of Ireland U17 side in 2015. At the end of that season he re-joined Everton’s senior set-up in the Munster Senior League. He then went on to feature for both College Corinthians and Avondale in the MSL Premier Division. The young striker was a prolific scorer throughout his seasons in the MSL and this saw him rewarded with representing the MSL at Inter-Provincial level.

Jake Hegarty

Jake has spent the past number of seasons at Munster Senior League Premier Division side Midleton FC, and was among the top goal scorers in the most recent league campaign prior to its disruption due to Covid-19. The 26 year old helped Midleton to the 2017/18 MSL title and has also played a key role in their FAI Intermediate Cup runs in recent years.

Conor Drinan

Conor joined us last season from Carrigaline United, having spent one previous season with our U17s in 2017. He returned to Carrigaline in 2018 and spent two years with their first team squad. He scored three times for the Rams last year in his first season of First Division action. He is a younger brother of former Ram Aaron Drinan, who is currently at Ipswich Town.

Naythan Coleman

Coleman made eleven first team appearances last season having joined in the summer transfer window from Carrigaline United. The IT Carlow student scored the crucial winner away to eventual champions Drogheda United and became a firm fixture in Stuart Ashton’s side following his summer arrival. With a full pre-season under his belt, the Carrigaline man is certainly a player to keep tabs on in 2021.

Gavin Ryan

While still eligible for U19 football, Gavin has made remarkable progress since first joining the Ramblers Academy from College Corinthians in 2018. The Douglas Community School student enters his second season with the first team squad. He is the club’s first player to progress from LOI U15 right through to the first team since the inception of the underage national leagues.

Stephen O'Leary

Stephen originally joined our U17 side in 2016 from Ringmahon Rangers and he gradually progressed through to senior level, making his first team debut in 2017. 2019 was his breakthrough season at senior level, making 25 appearances and he continued his impact in 2020, playing on 13 occasions.

David O'Leary

David joined us in 2021 from Munster Senior League side Avondale, having also played for Limerick, Galway and Shelbourne in the past. The central midfielder came through the Academy set-up at College Corinthians, before breaking into the first team at Limerick FC in 2010. He enjoyed four years on Shannonside, and picked up a First Division medal as Limerick were promoted to the top tier in 2012. After making over 80 appearances for the Blues, in 2014 O’Leary moved to Cork City and helped them to a runners-up spot in the Premier Division. He then spent a season at then newly promoted Galway United in 2015, before spells at Waterford and Shelbourne. In 2018 he signed for MSL Premier Division side Avondale United, and helped them win the 2019 FAI Intermediate Cup, alongside current Ramblers goalkeeper Sean Barron.

Darren Murphy

Darren returned to the club this season, having previously spent four seasons at the club between 2015 and 2018, making 61 first team appearances. Darren initially came through Cork City’s underage set-up, making his senior debut in 2014. He joined Cobh prior to the 2015 campaign and remained at St Colman’s Park until 2018, with the exception of a short spell at Waterford United. He departed for Limerick FC midway through the 2018 campaign before returning to Cork and joining Ringmahon Rangers in the Munster Senior League. Most recently he helped the Mahon club reach the semi-finals of the 2020 FAI Intermediate Cup

Cian Murphy

Another new arrival at Ramblers. The 24 year old spent the past two seasons at Eamonn Deacy Park, having joined Galway in 2019 from Munster Senior League side St Mary’s. Murphy previously played for Castleview and Ringmahon Rangers at underage level, before impressing for Kilcully-based St Mary’s in the MSL. He represented the Munster Senior League Interprovincial side while at the club before stepping up to the LOI ranks under Alan Murphy and John Caulfield at Galway.

Nathan O'Connell

Nathan joined us in July 2021, having played for Cobh Wanderers, UCC and Carrigaline United in the Munster Senior League. The midfielder came through the underage ranks at Springfield Ramblers before a season at our U17 side in 2017. 

James McCarthy

James joined us this year ahead of the new First Division season. He spent the past number of seasons at Munster Senior League Premier Division side Midleton FC, and captained their side in the most recent league campaign, which saw them lead the table prior to its disruption due to Covid-19. The 26 year old was a key player in their 2017/18 MSL title victory, and has also played a vital role in their FAI Intermediate Cup runs in recent years. James plays predominately as a right back.

Danny O'Connell

Danny joined us in July 2021 from Avondale United. Highly-rated at Intermediate level, he first came through the ranks at Carrigaline United. He had a short spell at Cork City in 2015. At Avondale he won an FAI Intermediate Cup in 2019 among many honours. He also featured for the Irish Colleges & Universities squad. 

Caelin Rooney

The former Ipswich and Waterford midfielder returned to LOI football with Cobh this year after a spell with Youghal United in the Munster Senior League. The 19 year old began his career at Clashmore Ramblers, of the West Waterford East Cork league. While at the club he earned call-ups to the Irish U15 side. In 2016 he moved cross-channel to Ipswich Town and spent a year within their academy set-up. Caelin returned to Ireland in 2018 and joined up with Waterford’s U17 side, before spending the past two seasons with Youghal.

Corey Chambers

The 23 year old joined us this year and was most recently at First Division rivals Cabinteely, where he made 17 appearances in the 2020 League of Ireland season. Capped for both Ireland and Canada at underage level, Corey began his League of Ireland career at Bray’s U19 set-up, before moving to Waterford United in 2016. He then signed for the then Premier Division side Wexford midway through that campaign, and went on to enjoy four seasons at Ferrycarrig Park. Corey represented Ireland at various youth levels from U15 to U18, with 5 being International caps. Having dual nationality, Corey also earned International caps for Canada at U17 level.

Ciaran Griffin

The 19 year old joined in 2021 from Cobh Wanderers in the Munster Senior League. Ciaran spent the past two seasons playing senior football with Wanderers, and was among the MSL Premier’s top scorers prior to its disruption due to Covid-19. A Cobh native, Ciaran came through the Springfield Ramblers academy before making the step up to Cobh Wanderers’ youth set-up. He quickly earned a place in their senior squad and is a prime example of player progression involving all of Cobh’s football clubs.

Chris O'Reilly

Chris made an impressive eight senior appearances in 2020 having come through the Ramblers Academy, The winger joined our U17 side in 2018 from Ringmahon Rangers, and spent three seasons in our Academy Set-up. His first team debut came in September’s 1-0 victory at Drogheda United.

Regix Madika

21 year old Regix signed for Cobh in 2021. He joined Waterford’s academy set-up from Tramore in 2017, and quickly progressed through their underage sides. He featured alongside fellow Ram Darryl Walsh in his time in the south-east. He made his first team debut in 2019 and scored for the Blues against Hearts in September of that year.

Fionn Duggan

Cobh native Fionn is our U19 captain this year and also part of the fist team squad. He spent his time in schoolboy football at Springfield Ramblers, Douglas Hall and Midleton. In 2018 he joined our U17 side and is in his fourth season of League of Ireland underage football. 

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