Des Byrne

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Dessie Byrne
Personal information
Full name Dessie Byrne
Date of birth (1981-04-10) 10 April 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left-Back, Central Defence, Left Midfield
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Stockport County 1 (0)
1999–2000 St Patrick's Athletic 30 (1)
2000–2002 Wimbledon 1 (0)
2001 Cambridge United (loan) 4 (0)
2002–2004 Carlisle United 21 (0)
2003–2004 St Patrick's Athletic 18 (0)
2004–2007 Bohemians 62 (1)
2008–2009 St Patrick's Athletic 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02/02/2009.

Dessie Byrne (born in Dublin, 10 April 1981) is an Irish footballer currently playing for St. Neots Town FC.


Dessie Byrne is a left back but has also appeared at central defence and midfield.

He began his career at Stockport County making his debut in the 1998–99 season. He returned to Ireland where he joined St Patrick's Athletic and put in many fine performances. Wimbledon splashed out to take him back to England but he never established himself at the club, making just one appearance as a late substitute against Barnsley.[1] While at Wimbledon, he found himself in the news when involved in an incident at a West London nightclub with Chelsea's Jody Morris and John Terry. He was found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon and fined £2,000. He was also ordered to pay costs of £1,000.[2] He had spells at Cambridge United on loan and Carlisle United before once again returning to St Patrick's Athletic.

In December 2004, he signed for Bohemians on a three-year deal. In June 2005, he scored in the UEFA Intertoto Cup [1].

Byrne was released by Bohs at the end of their 2007 season and signed for St Pats for a third spell soon after.[2]

Currently living in London since 2009, Byrne has recently set up a football agency Clique Sports Management with James Park.


  1. ^ "Wimbledon 0 Barnsley 1". BBC. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Footballers cleared over club brawl". BBC. 2002-08-22. Retrieved 10 September 2006.