Roy O'Brien

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Roy O'Brien
Personal information
Full name Roy O'Brien
Date of birth (1974-11-27) November 27, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Arsenal 0 (0)
1996 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
1996–1997 Bournemouth 1 (0)
1997–2000 Dorchester Town 118 (2)
2000–2005 Yeovil Town 95 (1)
2005–2007 Weymouth 55 (1)
2007–2009 Dorchester Town 48 (2)
Teams managed
2007 Weymouth (Player Coach)
2009 Dorchester Town (Player-Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roy O'Brien (born November 27, 1974) is an Irish footballer.

He started his career at Arsenal, before moving on to Wigan Athletic, although he made no first team appearances for either side. Having then made one appearance for AFC Bournemouth, he joined Dorchester and became a regular in their defence. In 2000 he signed for Yeovil Town where he went on to play for five years, mainly at right-back, winning two promotions from the Conference National to League One.

He joined Weymouth halfway through the 2004-05 season, after impressing while on loan from Yeovil, where he stayed until the end of season 2006-07, spending the last 5 months of his tenure at the Wessex Stadium as player-coach.

In June 2007 O'Brien rejoined Dorchester [1] and following Shaun Brooks' resignation, he was appointed player-manager on March 5, 2009.[2]

On November 22, 2009 after just eight months in charge of Dorchester Town, Roy was relieved from his duties as a manager, due to the clubs poor showing in cup competitions.[3][4] On 28 June 2010, he was appointed manager of Yeovil Town Ladies and will manage them in their first ever season in the FA Women's Premier League,[5] before becoming the club's first team coach and subsequently working with the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust.

Managerial Stats[edit]

As of 22 November 2009

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Dorchester Town England 5 March 2009 22 November 2009 28 7 15 6 25.00


  1. ^ "Magpies swoop for O'Brien". Dorset Echo. 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "O'Brien offered Magpies hot-seat". Dorchester Town FC. 2009-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Club Statement:Roy O'Brien". Dorchester Town FC. 2009-11-22. 
  4. ^ "O'Brien axed by Magpies". Dorchester Town FC. 2009-11-23. 
  5. ^ Ciderspace ""

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