David Ryan joins Shelbourne, as Simon Dixon returns
Goalkeeper David Ryan’sfirst League of Ireland club was Galway United in 2006. at the end of that season, he departed the club, not having made a league appearance and joined Limerick 37 for the 2007 season.
During 2007, he made 27 appearancesfor Limerickand over the following four seasons he made made 118 league appearances for the club. In 2011, he lost his first team place with Lims, due to injury. The Shannonsiders signed his brother, Barry,who kept Dave out of theside for the remainder of that season.Hereturned to first team duty the following season and made10 league appearances as the ‘Blues’ won the First Division title and a place in the Premier Division.
2012 saw David join Liam Buckley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic but made just 3 league appearances for the Inchicore clubbefore his contract was cancelled at the end of July 2013. Hejoined Cork City, managed by Tommy Dunne on 1 August 2013, but he failed to make an appearance before season’s end.
He joined Drogheda United for the 2014 season and made 19 league and cup appearances for them, before leaving the Co. Louth club in July 2014.
Simon joined Shelbourne from Home Farm in June of 2012, for Martin Murray’s Under 19s. He was a member of the side that came runners-up in very competitive campaigns in both League and Cup.
While he had a fine season with the U19s in 2012/13, he really came into his own in his second season (2013/14) with the U19s under Martin’s guidance and was selected by senior manager Johnny McDonnell to join the Airtricity League Squad for season 2014.
Simon made five league appearances in the 2014 season (2 starts & 3 from the bench), starts in the Leinster Senior Cup and EA Cup, and as substitute in the FAI Cup game against Waterford United.
Simon is a versatile full back playing on either side.