David Cawley

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David Cawley
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Personal information
Full name David Cawley
Date of birth (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Castlebar, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
St Patrick's Athletic
Number 6
Youth career
Ballina Town
2007–2010 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Ipswich Town 0 (0)
2012–2015 Sligo Rovers 151 (15)
2016– St Patrick's Athletic 17 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2015.

David Cawley (born 19 September 1991 in Castlebar) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for League of Ireland Premier Division club St Patrick's Athletic.


David began his career with Ballina Town in his hometown before making the move to Ipswich Town in September 2007. He spent four seasons an Ipswich Town player before being released in June 2011.

Cawley signed for Sligo Rovers on 22 February 2012.[1] He was given the number 22 shirt upon his arrival at the Showgrounds. He made his debut as a half-time substitute against Glentoran in a 2-0 Setanta Sports Cup victory on 5 March.[2] David scored his first goal for the club with a fine 20 yard strike in a 3-0 home win against reigning champions Shamrock Rovers.[3] As the season went on, Cawley proved to be one of Sligo Rovers' most influential players as they claimed the league title. He was nominated for PFAI Young Player of the Year at the end of the season but was pipped by Christopher Forrester. He continued to be a key player in 2013 starting the first 21 league games and only missing two all season. He also finished as second highest scorer behind Anthony Elding. 2014 he scored his first goal in the Europa League, a second leg 4-0 home win against Banga of Lithuania. Sligo was knocked out in the next round against Rosenborg of Norway, having put in a man of the match performance in a 2-1 away win to the Norwegian Giants, they lost at home 3-1.

In 2015 he went on to captain Sligo in a poor season, that kept them safe from relegation. Scored his first of the season against Longford Town, a long range volley Into the top corner.

Cawley signed for Dublin side St Patrick's Athletic on the 1st December 2015.


Sligo Rovers
St Patrick's Athletic


  1. ^ "Sligo Rovers sign three". http://theleagueofirelandblog.blogspot.ie/. Kieran Burke. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Sligo Rovers v Glentoran". http://extratime.ie/. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Sligo Rovers 3-0 Shamrock Rovers". http://rte.ie/. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013.  External link in |work= (help)

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