Colm Foley

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Colm Foley
Personal information
Full name Colm Foley
Date of birth (1979-05-30) 30 May 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in / 1.905 m
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Manorton United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998-2000 Drogheda United 12 (0)
2000-2007 St Patrick's Athletic 198 (22)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Colm Foley (born 30 May 1979 in Dublin) is an Irish football player who was forced to retire due to injury in January 2008 while playing for St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland.


Foley was a central defender and played schoolboy football for Belvedere and Manortown United. In 1998 he signed for Martin Lawlor at Drogheda United but spent the start of the season on the bench. When Eddie May took over Foley made his League of Ireland debut at University College Dublin A.F.C. on the 23rd of January 2000.

In the summer of 2000 Pat Dolan signed Foley for St Patrick's Athletic. He initially played as a deep holding midfielder but soon settled as a centre half alongside fellow new signing Darragh Maguire. In 2001/2002 season Foley played a huge part in the St. Pats side that finished top of the table, only for the FAI to deduct points for player registration irregularities. When Paul Osam retired in 2004, Foley was given the honour of club captain. Early in 2005, Foley suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury for the second time and missed nearly 12 months of football. He returned to the St Pats side in July 2006 but persistent injuries led to his eventual retirement in January 2008.

He is now part of the Monday Night Soccer programme [1].



  • DUFC A Claret and Blue History by Brian Whelan (2010)

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