Gary McCabe



Gary McCabe

Midfield
  • Height 5' 8"
  • Age 34 years
  • Place of Birth Dublin
  • Nationality Ireland
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Gary’s Biography

Gary started his career at Leinster Senior League outfit Crumlin United and was signed by Bray Wanderers in 2007. He made a total of 24 appearances that season, scoring twice, but in 2008 he endured a run of poor form and he was loaned out to First Division side Shelbourne for the latter half of the season.

McCabe returned to Bray for the 2009 season fit and ready for action. He contributed 8 goals for the Wicklow side, finishing as the club's top scorer, and made 38 league and cup appearances. Overall it was a tough year for Bray, who finished bottom of the league, and it was no great surprise when Gary left the club at the end of the season to sign for Sligo Rovers.

Gary played a key role for Sligo as they finished third in the 2010 Premier Division and he also won an FAI Cup winners medal as Sligo beat Shamrock Rovers on penalties at the Aviva Stadium. However, that was Gary's last game for Sligo and, with his contract having expired, he signed for Shamrock Rovers in January 2011.

He made his debut for the Hoops on the opening night of the 2011 season at Tallaght Stadium against Dundalk, scoring his first goal for the club just before half time as Rovers went on to win 3-1. Gary made 31 league appearances, scoring six goals, as Rovers won their second consecutive League title and he also played a key role in the Hoops' ground breaking European campaign, scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 home draw against Partizan Belgrade.

Gary's second year as a Hoop was less rewarding as the team struggled under new manager Stephen Kenny but he still netted eight goals in 26 league games and in 2013, under another new boss, this time Trevor Croly, Gary again bagged eight league goals while also collecting Setanta Cup, EA Cup and Leinster Senior Cup winner's medals.

Gary stayed with Rovers for the 2014 season and made a further 31 appearances, once again scoring eight league goals, as the Hoops secured European football with a fourth place finish. In 2015 he made 27 league appearances, scoring twice, and also played in all four of the club's Europa League matches as Rovers went out to Norwegian side Odds. 2016 would be Gary's last season with the Hoops and he signed of with ten league goals from 28 appearances. In December of that year he signed a deal to return to Bray Wanderers for the 2017 season.

Career Facts

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2018 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 24 2 2 1 - - - 2 7 1 -
2017 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 29 10 5 1 - 1 1 1 9 - -
2016 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 24 5 5 - - 4 4 1 3 2 -
2015 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 21 2 - - - 9 4 1 1 - -
2014 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 30 4 4 1 - 1 1 1 9 1 -
2013 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 17 7 1 1 - 16 11 1 2 - -
2012 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 24 5 3 - - 4 - - 7 1 -
2011 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 26 6 - 1 - 7 - - 5 1 -
2010 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 24 4 - - - 9 - - 4 1 -
2009 PlayoffPlayoff Bray Wanderers Bray 2 - - - - 1 - - 1 - -
2009 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 29 2 4 - - 1 - - 4 - -
2008 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray 6 - - - - 4 - - - 1 -
2007 PremPremier Division Bray Wanderers Bray - 1 - - - - - - - - -
League of Ireland First Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2008 FirstFirst Division Shelbourne Shels 5 - - - - 4 - - - 1 -
UEFA Champions League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2012-2013 CL Q2Q2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - 1 - - - - - - - -
2011-2012 CL Q3Q3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011-2012 CL Q2Q2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 2 - - - - -
Friendly
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2018 FRDomestic Bray Wanderers Bray 3 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2017 FRDomestic Bray Wanderers Bray 3 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 3 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 4 - - 1 - 1 1 2 - - -
2014 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 5 2 - - - - - 1 1 - -
2013 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 3 - - - - 2 - - - 1 -
2012 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 3 1 - - - 3 - - - - -
2011 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 5 2 1 - - 2 - - - - -
2008 FRDomestic Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2008 FRDomestic Shelbourne Shels 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Setanta Sports Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 SETA SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2014 SETA QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 SETA FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2013 SETA SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2013 SETA QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 2 1 - - - -
2013 SETA R1R1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - -
2012 SETA SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 SETA QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 SETA FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 SETA SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2011 SETA QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2009-2010 SETA SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 - - - - - - - - - -
FAI Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FAI Cup R1R1 Kilnamanagh Kilnamanagh 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2021 FAI Cup QualsQual Kilnamanagh Kilnamanagh - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R1R1 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016 FAI Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2016 FAI Cup R3R3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - 1 - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - 1 - - - 1 1 - - - -
2014 FAI Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 2 1 - - - -
2014 FAI Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 - 1 - - -
2014 FAI Cup R3R3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2014 FAI Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 FAI Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 FAI Cup R3R3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 FAI Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup R3R3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2011 FAI Cup R4R4 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - 1 - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup R3R3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R4R4 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R3R3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2009 FAI Cup SFSF Bray Wanderers Bray - 1 - - - 1 - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup QFQF Bray Wanderers Bray 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2009 FAI Cup R4R4 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2009 FAI Cup R3R3 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - -
2008 FAI Cup R3R3 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Europa League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2016-2017 EL QR1QR1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - 1 - - 1 1 - - - -
2015-2016 EL QR2QR2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-2016 EL QR1QR1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2011-2012 Europa Grp AGrp A Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - 4 - - 1 - -
2011-2012 EL PlayoffPlayoff Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
Leinster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2017 LS Cup R4R4 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 LS Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2015 LS Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 LS Cup R4R4 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - 1 - - - - 1 - - -
2013 LS Cup FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2013 LS Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2013 LS Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2013 LS Cup R4R4 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - 1 - -
2012 LS Cup R4R4 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
League Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2018 LG Cup R1R1 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2017 EA Cup R2R2 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 EA Cup R1R1 Bray Wanderers Bray - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2016 EA Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 EA Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2015 EA Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 EA Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2015 EA Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 EA Cup FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2014 EA Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - 2 1 -
2014 EA Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2013 EA Cup FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 EA Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 2 - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 EA Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - -
2013 EA Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2012 EA Cup FinalFinal Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 EA Cup SFSF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 EA Cup QFQF Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - 1 - - 1 - - - - -
2012 EA Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - 2 - - - - - - - -
2010 EA Cup FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 EA Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 EA Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 EA Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup QFQF Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup R1R1 Bray Wanderers Bray 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Intermediate Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019-2020 IC QFQF Kilnamanagh Kilnamanagh - 1 - - - - - - - - -