Mark Rooney

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For the English footballer, see Mark Rooney (footballer born 1978).
Mark Rooney
Personal information
Full name Mark Rooney
Date of birth (1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Home Farm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Dublin City
2003 UCD 21 (1)
2004–2005 Drogheda United 51 (4)
2006 Dublin City 11 (2)
2006–2007 St. Patrick's Athletic 19 (0)
2007 Shelbourne 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2007.

Mark Rooney (born 13 December 1983, Dublin) is a former Irish footballer who plied his trade as a striker. He is the elder brother of Adam Rooney, who is currently with Scottish Premiership team Aberdeen.


Rooney began his senior career at Dublin City before joining UCD in 2003 where he broke into the Student's first team.[1] Rooney only stayed at Belfield Park for one season before joining his former manager at UCD, Paul Doolin at Drogheda United in 2004.[2] Despite a difficult season for him personally, only scoring one league goal in 22 appearances, Rooney was part of the Drogheda United squad that won the 2005 FAI Cup after beating Cork City in the final on 4 December 2005 at Lansdowne Road.[3] He was released by United during the close season and he joined Dublin City for the 2006 season. Dublin City went out of existence in July 2006 leaving Rooney as a free agent.[4] He would soon later join St. Patrick's Athletic for the remainder of the 2006 season.[5] After struggling to become a regular in the Pats' squad for the 2007 season, Rooney departed the Inchicore side in July 2007 in search of regular first team football. He signed for Shelbourne during the July transfer window in order to boost Shels' attacking options.[6]

Rooney made his Shelbourne debut on 6 July 2007 in a 1–0 win over Wexford Youths at Tolka Park[7] and he scored his first Shels goal during a 4–1 victory over Athlone Town at Lissywoollen on 12 October 2007.[8] Rooney made 17 appearances for Shelbourne and scored two goals in the process during the 2007 season. Rooney was released by Shelbourne at the end of the 2007 season.[9]


Drogheda United


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  2. ^ Quinless pens new Drogheda deal,; accessed 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ Drogs capture first FAI crown,; accessed 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ Dublin City FC bow out of eircom League,; accessed 22 April 2015.
  5. ^ Transfer News,; accessed 22 April 2015.
  6. ^ Summer Signing!!!,; accessed 22 April 2015.
  7. ^ Shelbourne 1–0 Wexford Youths,; accessed 22 April 2015
  8. ^ Athlone Town 1–4 Shelbourne,; accessed 22 April 2015.
  9. ^ Player Update,; accessed 22 April 2015.