Dave Connell

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Dave Connell
Personal information
Full name David Connell
Date of birth (1961-11-27) 27 November 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 Bohemian 103 (1)
1985–1988 Dundalk 29 (1)
1989–1992 Shamrock Rovers 95 (5)
1992–1993 Ards 22 (1)
1993–1994 Drogheda United 25 (1)
1994–1999 Limerick 79 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Limerick
2001 Galway United
2011– Republic of Ireland women's U17
2011– Republic of Ireland women's U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dave Connell (born 27 November 1961 in Dublin) was an Irish soccer player during the 1970s and 1980s. He is currently the Head Coach of the U19 Republic of Ireland women's national football team and works as a Football In Community Development Officer for the Football Association of Ireland.[1]

A classy right back, Connell played for Bohemians, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers F.C. amongst others during his career in the League of Ireland. He played for Bohs in the famous 3-2 win over Rangers in 1984. He captained Ireland at schoolboys Under 15 level in 1974/75 playing and scoring twice against a Dutch side which included Ruud Gullit, and a Wales side that boasted Ian Rush.

He signed for Rovers in August 1989 and in his three years at the club won two consecutive Player of the Year awards. He made a total of 126 appearances scoring 6 times for the Hoops.

He signed for Ards F.C. and then had a spell at Drogheda United F.C..

He has also played for and managed Limerick F.C. and having retired from playing managed Galway United in the League of Ireland.



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