Tony O'Dowd

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Tony O'Dowd
Personal information
Full name Anthony O'Dowd
Date of birth (1970-07-06) 6 July 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Shelbourne ? (0)
1990–1992 Leeds United 0 (0)
1992 Kilkenny City (loan) 2 (0)
1992–1995 St. Patrick's Athletic 138 (0)
1995–1998 Derry City 96 (0)
1998–2003 Shamrock Rovers 124 (0)
2004–2005 Drogheda United 9 (0)
2006 Malahide United
2007 Shelbourne 25 (0)
Total ? (0)
National team
1989–1991 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tony O'Dowd (born 6 July 1970 in Dublin, Ireland), is a retired goalkeeper.


O'Dowd made his League of Ireland debut for Shelbourne F.C. on the opening day of the 1990-91 League of Ireland season.

The 2007 season marked O'Dowd's second spell with Shelbourne, having started his league career with where he won his first under 21 international cap before being signed by Leeds United. He returned from Leeds and played with Kilkenny City, St. Patrick's Athletic, Derry City, Shamrock Rovers, Drogheda United and Malahide United before returning to the Reds.[1] In the 2007 Season with Shelbourne, O'Dowd made 25 league appearances and delivered many impressive displays. Despite impressing in his second spell at Tolka Park, O'Dowd was released by Shelbourne at the end of the 2007 season.[2]

At Derry O'Dowd was sent off against PFC Lokomotiv Sofia in the 1995-96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[3]

O'Dowd made his Rovers debut keeping a clean sheet against his old club in September 1998.[4]

He signed for Drogheda in January 2004.[5]

Personal life[edit]

O'Dowd's father also Tony played in goal for St Patrick's Athletic and Dundalk F.C. in the 1960s.

His brother Greg played for Rovers in the late 90s. He also played for Coleraine F.C. where he scored in the 1997-98 UEFA Cup.

In May 1997 tragedy hit the O'Dowd family when Tony's 18-year-old brother Conor died while training with his two brothers. O'Dowd did not play in the 1997 FAI Cup Final.[6]



  1. ^ Official Squad for 2007 →
  2. ^ Player Update →
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