Kurtis Byrne

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Kurtis Byrne
Personal information
Full name Kurtis Byrne
Date of birth (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dundalk
Number 11
Youth career
Cherry Orchard[1]
2006–2007 Norwich City
2007–2009 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Hibernian 7 (0)
2010 Stirling Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2010 East Fife (loan) 14 (7)
2011 Alloa Athletic (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Ross County 13 (2)
2012 Brechin City (loan) 8 (2)
2013– Dundalk 30 (7)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:32, 20 Feb 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kurtis Byrne (born 9 April 1990 in Dublin) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Dundalk. Byrne is the son of former Celtic player Paul Byrne.[2]

Career[edit]

Byrne was a member of the Hibernian Under 19s side that won the league and cup double in the 2008–09 season. He scored the winning goal in both the decisive league match and the Youth Cup Final.[2][3] Byrne was one of seven players in that side who were given professional contracts by Hibs following their success.[4]

Byrne made his professional debut on 26 August 2009 in the Scottish League Cup against Brechin City,[5] and made his league debut the following Sunday against Celtic. Byrne was loaned to Stirling Albion for a month in February 2010.[6]

Byrne was then loaned to East Fife for the first half of the 2010–11 season.[7] Byrne scored a hat-trick for East Fife in his fourth appearance for the club, a 6–0 win against Dumbarton.[8] After Hibs suffered from a striker shortage due to the sale of Anthony Stokes and an injury to Darryl Duffy, manager John Hughes commented that Byrne was not yet ready to play regularly in the SPL, and needed to "learn his trade" in lower division football.[9]

Byrne was loaned to Alloa Athletic on 31 March 2011 for the rest of the 2010–11 season.[10] Hibs announced in late April that Byrne would be released at the end of the season.[11]

Byrne then signed for Ross County on a one-year contract.[12] He helped the club win the 2011–12 Scottish First Division and promotion to the SPL. Byrne was loaned to Brechin City in September 2012,[13] and was then released by Ross County in December 2012.[14]

Byrne signed for Dundalk in January 2013.[15]


Honours[edit]

Ross County
Dundalk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kurtis Byrne". Green Scene. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Grahame, Ewing (30 April 2009). "Scottish Youth Cup hero Kurtis Byrne may quit Hibs, warns father". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Hardie, David (25 April 2009). "Better late than never as Byrne is Hibees hero". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Hardie, David (1 May 2009). "Hibs boss makes Kurt reply over starlet Byrne". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hibernian 3–0 Brechin". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "News February 2010". Stirling Albion FC. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kurtis Byrne". East Fife FC. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "East Fife 6–0 Dumbarton". BBC Sport (BBC). 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Hardie, David (18 September 2010). "Hughes to bolster Hibs attack with Under-19 stars". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Duo Go Out on Loan". www.hibernianfc.co.uk (Hibernian FC). 1 April 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Hibernian to release 10 players". BBC Sport (BBC). 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ross County snap up two more". Ross-shire Journal. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "SPL duo head for Brechin on loan". BBC Sport (BBC). 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ross County release Bateson, Byrne, Duncan and Malin". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  15. ^ Murphy, Colm. "New Signing: Kurtis Byrne". www.dundalkfc.com. Dundalk FC. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 

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