David Cawley


Player Profile

Age: 29 years, 9 months

Place of Birth: Ballina, Co Mayo

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 10"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Nov 2017 Present Sligo Rovers
Dec 2016 Oct 2017 Galway United
Nov 2015 Dec 2016 St. Patrick's Athletic
Feb 2012 Nov 2015 Sligo Rovers
Aug 2009 May 2011 Ipswich Town


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Ballina native David spent four seasons at English Championship side Ipswich Town before returning to Ireland in June of 2011. He played on trial at Sligo Rovers in February of 2012and signed a contract with the club shortly before the start of the season. He made his debut in a Setanta Cup game against Glentoran on 5 March 2012 and scored twice in 26 league appearances as Sligo took the 2013 League title. In 2013 David contributed six goals to Sligo's league campaign and was an unused sub when Sligo lifted the FAI Cup by beating Drogheda United 3-2 in the final.

David was nearly ever-present for Sligo during the 2014 season, missing only one of thirty-three league games, as Sligo finished fifth in the league. He stayed with Sligo for the 2015 season under Owen Heary and went on to make 30 league appearances, scoring twice in the process, as Sligo finished ninth in the Premier Division. In November 2015, Dave signed for St. Patrick's Athletic.

David's first appearance for St Pats came in a Leinster Senior Cup game against Bray Wanderers on 20 February 2016 and he went on to make 18 league appearances for the Saints that year. He also part of the squad that won the 2016 EA Cup although he did not play in the final, a 4-1 win over Limerick FC.

In December 2016, David signed for Shane Keegan at Galway United.

In November 2016, David signed for Sligo Rovers after Galway were relegated from the Premier Division. In November 2020, David signed a new two year deal with Sligo Rovers.

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David Cawley 2020 Record - League of Ireland Premier Division

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
May 7, 2021 Dundalk 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Oriel Park
May 3, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 St. Patrick's Athletic The Showgrounds
90Subbed On: 90'
April 24, 2021 Sligo Rovers 0 - 1 Derry City The Showgrounds
April 20, 2021 Bohemians 1 - 3 Sligo Rovers Dalymount Park
Scored: 86'
April 17, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 0 Finn Harps The Showgrounds
78Subbed On: 78'
April 10, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Shamrock Rovers The Showgrounds
April 2, 2021 Longford Town 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Strokestown Road
Yellow: 25'
64Subbed Off: 64'
March 26, 2021 Waterford 1 - 2 Sligo Rovers Regional Sports Centre
67Subbed On: 67'
March 20, 2021 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Dundalk The Showgrounds
72Subbed On: 72'

David Cawley 2020 Record - Friendly

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
March 8, 2021 Sligo Rovers 3 - 2 Athlone Town The Showgrounds
March 3, 2021 Galway United 1 - 1 Sligo Rovers Eamonn Deacy Park
Feb. 23, 2021 Athlone Town 0 - 3 Sligo Rovers Athlone Town Stadium
46Subbed On: 46'