2022 Senior Mens Squad

1. Sean Barron

Sean joined the Rams from Avondale United in 2020 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.

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2. John Kavanagh

The 27 year old joined the club in 2020 from Cork City. He also spent part of the 2017 campaign on loan at St Colman’s Park, which will make the upcoming season his fourth at the club. He has captained the club for the past two seasons. John has made a total of 46 first team appearances, 20 of which came last season. He came through the Leeside and Ringmahon Rangers schoolboy set-up, before joining City’s Academy. He enjoyed loan moves to Cobh, Waterford and Finn Harps but would remain at Cork until 2020 when he first joined the Rams on a permanent deal.

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4. Ben O'Riordan

Ben is the club’s longest serving player, having joined our U19 set-up in 2015 and making his senior debut in 2016. Since then the centre back has made a remarkable 133 club appearances, 21 of which came last season. Entering his seventh season of League of Ireland football, Ben has a 2016 Munster Cup medal to his name as well as runners-up medals in both the First Division (2017) and the EA Sports Cup (2018).

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5. Breandán Frahill

Breandán re-joined the Rams in 2022 after six years away from St Colman’s Park. He came through the schoolboy ranks at Springfield Ramblers, winning the U16 National Cup in 2011. He then progressed to the Cobh Ramblers U19 side who won the U19 Southern Division in 2012. The Cobh native made his League of Ireland debut in 2013 and would make 79 first team appearances, including spending the 2015 campaign as club captain. Breandán departed the club prior to the 2016 season due to work commitments and enjoyed several years at Cobh Wanderers in the Munster Senior League.

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6. Jason Abbott

The 27 year old joined the club in the 2021 summer transfer window from Munster Senior League side Cobh Wanderers. This is his third spell at the club having also featured at U19 level in 2012 and more recently between 2015 and 2017. With 58 club appearances to his name, he has also featured for UCC and Cork City in the past.

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7. Danny O'Connell

The 27 year old joined the club during the 2021 summer transfer window from Avondale United. The Carrigaline native scored five goals in 15 appearances, including a goal in each of our final three games of the year. He has also spent time at Cork City, Carrigalined United and CIT.

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8. Pierce Phillips

The 23 year old joined the club in 2020 from Cork City. He also spent part of the 2018 campaign on loan at St Colman’s Park, which will make the upcoming season his fourth at the club. Phillips has made a total of 47 first team appearances, 11 of which came last season. He 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.

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9. Beineón O’Brien Whitmarsh

The 21 year old attacker joined the club for a second time in 2022 having spent the 2017 season involved with our U17 Academy and senior set-up. O’Brien Whitmarsh came through the ranks at Fermoy and College Corinthians, before joining City in 2016. After his time at St Colman’s Park in 2017 he returned to Cork but is now back in claret and blue after scoring five goals for the City first team in 2021. His father Paul Whitmarsh is also a former Ramblers forward.

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10. Jake Hegarty

The 27 year old arrived at the club last season from Midleton, making 20 appearances during the season.He scored four league goals, including the famous winner in a 1-0 victory over Cork City at St Colman’s Park.

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11. Conor Drinan

Conor joined the club in 2020 from Carrigaline United and the 21 year old has gone on to make 33 appearances. Conor also featured for our Academy side at U17 level, and the MTU student was a recent member of the Irish Colleges & Universities international side.

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12. Darragh O'Sullivan Connell

Full back Darragh signed for the Rams in the 2022 season from College Corinthians in the Munster Senior League. He had a short spell within Cork City’s academy but it was at Corinthians where he impressed in recent years. He featured for the FAI Amateur side in December’s friendly with the Irish Colleges team.

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13. 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.

14. Sean McGrath

A recent arrival from Cork City, 19 year old attacker Sean featured for both Kerry and Limerick’s underage sides before joining City in 2019. The young forward joined the Rams for the 2022 season.

16. Luke Desmond

19 year old Luke Desmond recently joined Cobh having captained Cork City’s U19 side last season and making one First Division appearance. The Kinsale native came through Cork’s Academy set-up, first joining their U17 side in 2018.

17. Justin Eguaibor

Ramblers academy graduate Justin Eguaibor signed his first senior contract at the club ahead of the 2022 League of Ireland season. The 19 year old Ballincollig man signed for the club’s U19 side from Douglas Hall in 2021. Despite it being his first season at National League level, the centre back impressed immensely and was voted U19 Player of the Season.

19. James McCarthy

James joined us last 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.

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22. Andy O'Donoghue

Andy signed for the club in 2022 from MSL side Midleton. Last season he combined his role as the club’s goalkeeping coach while playing for Midleton. The experienced netminder, who has represented the MSL at interprovincial level, will remain involved with the backroom staff this year.

23. Ciaran Griffin

20 year old Griffin joined the club in 2021 from Cobh Wanderers, having come through the ranks at Springfield Ramblers in Cobh. A debut goal against Cork City started his Ramblers career in style and he scored 3 goals in 15 appearances during the season.

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24. Issa Kargbo

20 year old Issa joined Ramblers in 2022 from Cork City. He played schoolboy football at Ringmahon Rangers and came up through the Cork City academy system alongside twin brother Uniss. He made his Cobh team debut in the 2022 Munster Senior Cup. He can play both as a full back and as a winger.

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25. Michael McCarthy

Michael first joined our U15s in 2019 from Midleton. He has been an academy stalwart since then and last season featured for both the U17s and U19s. Michael is still eligible for two more years of U19 football but will be a member of Darren Murphy’s senior squad for 2022.

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26. David Eguaibor

David joins older brother Justin in the first team squad this season. David first joined our U15s in 2019 from Douglas Hall. He has been a consistent goalscorer in our academy then and last season featured for both the U17s and U19s. He is still eligible for two more years of U19 football but will be a member of Darren Murphy’s senior squad for 2022.

28. Dale Holland

The 22 year old midfielder joined us in 2022 from Cork City where he spent the last six seasons. Having come through the ranks at Midleton, Dale joined City’s U17 Academy in 2016. He made his senior debut in 2019 and made 12 First Division appearances last season.

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29. Tiernan O'Brien

Tiernan is another player who has come through the club’s full Academy system since joining our first ever U15 National League side in 2018 from Fermoy. The attacking midfielder has since progressed through U17 and U19 football, and remains eligible for the U19 side in 2022.

30. Darragh Burke

Cobh native Darragh Burke joined the club’s U19 side this year from Cork City and will also be a member of the first team squad in 2022. He came through Springfield Ramblers before signing for Cork City’s Academy, and already made his Ramblers debut in the Munster Cup win at Bandon. His father Darragh won the First Division with Ramblers in 2007.

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34. James O'Leary

35. Harlain Mbayo

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