Alan Cawley

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Alan Cawley
Personal information
Full name Alan Cawley
Date of birth (1982-01-03) 3 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Belvedere [1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Leeds United 0 (0)
2000–2002 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2002–2003 UCD 45 (3)
2004–2005 Shelbourne 24 (0)
2005 Longford Town (loan) 9 (1)
2006 UCD 15 (1)
2006 Waterford United 9 (2)
2007–2008 Bray Wanderers 57 (11)
2009 St. Patrick's Athletic 25 (2)
2010 Dundalk 10 (0)
2011 Portadown 7 (1)
2013 Portmarnock A.F.C
National team
1999 Republic of Ireland U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Cawley (born 3 January 1982 in Sligo) is a retired footballer.

Before signing for Leeds United Alan attended Summerhill College in Sligo. Alan began his career at Leeds United and had a spell at Sheffield Wednesday before returning to Ireland to sign for UCD. His impressive performances for the students earned him a move to Shelbourne where he won a league winners medal. He had loan spells at Longford Town and Waterford United before returning for a second spell at Belfield. Alan made his debut for St Patrick's Athletic on the 18/02/09 vs a Chelsea XI where he scored his first goal for the club, a wonderful free kick into the top left corner.

Alan signed for Dundalk on 24 December 2009, making him newly appointed manager Ian Foster, first signing at the club. Foster commented "I am pleased to be able to complete the first of my new signings for next season, and Alan is a player who have impressed me over the last couple of seasons. He is a natural footballer who revels in playing the ball on the ground and is a natural fit for the attacking style that I want to employ."[2] After being plagued with injury throughout the 2010 season Cawley made only ten appearances. On February 6 Cawley signed for Portadown.

Alan is Sligo native and has represented Ireland at all levels up to Under 18.




  1. ^ "International Roll Of Honour". 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Dundalk FC (2009) Dundalk Announce Cawley Deal, available at: