Mark Hughes


Player Profile

Age: 27 years, 10 months

Place of Birth: Athy, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield


Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2019 Present Drogheda United
Mar 2017 Jan 2019 Shelbourne
Nov 2015 Oct 2016 Longford Town
Dec 2014 Nov 2015 Drogheda United
Feb 2013 Oct 2014 Athlone Town
Aug 2012 Jan 2013 Scunthorpe United


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Mark played underage football with Belvedere and was a member of Bray Wanderers' U19 side in 2011/12. He played with Scunthorpe United during their summer tour of Ireland in 2012 and was signed by manager Alan Knill in August 2012. His only taste of first team football with the Iron came in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy match against Notts County on 4 September 2012 and he was released by new manager Brian Laws in January 2013.

In January 2013 Mark joined up with Roddy Collins at Athlone Town. He went on to play 26 times, scoring twice, in the league as Athlone won the First Division title. He was also nominated in the First Division Team of the Year. He re-signed for Athlone for the 2014 season and went on to play twenty-six times for Athlone in the Premier Division although they were relegated at the end of the season. In December 2014, Mark moved to Drogheda United under Johnny McDonnell.

Mark went on to make 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015 Premier Division campaign as Drogheda United were relegated on the last day of the season. In 2016 Mark signed for Longford Town where he made 23 league appearances, suffering a second consecutive relegation as Longford finished bottom of the 2016 Premier Division. Mark scored once in the league that year, in the final game of the season, a 4-2 defeat to Shamrock Rovers at City Calling Stadium.

Mark spent two seasons back in Dublin with Shelbourne, helping the Reds to the quarter-finals of the promption play-offs in 2018, where they lost to Drogheda United. He then made the move north to Drogheda the following season for the 2019 campaign. In November 2020, Mark signed a new deal with Drogheda.

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