Rory Gaffney



Rory Gaffney

Forward
  • Height 184 cm
  • Age 33 years, 1 month
  • Place of Birth Tuam, Co Galway
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Stats based on games populated in our system. They can be viewed below

Rory ’s Biography

Rory is an attacking midfielder who can also play as a striker. He came through the underage system at Mervue and played in Mervue United's debut League of Ireland season of 2009, making 56 appearances in the club's first two seasons. He made his league debut on the opening day of the 2009 season against Athlone Town at Terryland Park and scored 4 senior goals that year. In 2010 Rory added another 5 goals to his tally and in 2011 he had scored a further 5 goals and amassed a grand total of 66 appearances before signing for Pat Scully's Limerick FC in late July.

He made his debut for the Blues away to Waterford United on 5 August 2011 and in the latter half of 2011 Rory made 11 league appearances for Limerick. He re-signed for the 2012 season when he and scored ten goals in 24 appearances as he helped Limerick to top the First Division and win promotion to the Premier Division.

Rory remained with Limerick for their return to the top flight in 2013 and made 19 league appearances, scoring five goals. In every game he scored in that year, Limerick won, and he re-signed for the club for the 2014 season. 2014 was an even better season for the Galway man, as he scored fourteen goals in thirty-one appearances in the league, including a hat-trick against Bray Wanderers in a 4-1, as Limerick recovered to finish sixth in the table.

His form earned Rory a move across the water to League Two side Cambridge United in November 2014.

Rory signed for Shamrock Rovers in February 2020.

Career Facts

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 20 6 - - 3 5 4 1 2 - -
2021 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 24 9 - - 2 9 8 5 1 - -
2020 PremPremier Division Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 5 5 1 - - -
2014 PremPremier Division Limerick Limerick 31 14 - - - - - 1 7 - -
2013 PremPremier Division Limerick Limerick 13 5 - - - 12 5 1 2 - -
League of Ireland First Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2012 FirstFirst Division Limerick Limerick 21 10 - - - 3 - - 1 - -
2011 FirstFirst Division Mervue United Mervue Utd 16 5 - - - 1 - - 1 - -
2011 FirstFirst Division Limerick Limerick 11 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2010 FirstFirst Division Mervue United Mervue Utd 29 6 - - - 2 - - 5 - -
2009 FirstFirst Division Mervue United Mervue Utd 20 3 - - - 10 - - 1 1 -
Presidents Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022 President's Cup2022 Pres Cup Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2021 President's Cup2021 Pres Cup Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FRDomestic Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 4 - - - - - - - - -
2014 FRDomestic Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FRDomestic Limerick Limerick 2 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 FRDomestic Limerick Limerick 1 1 - - - 2 - - - - -
2011 FRDomestic Mervue United Mervue Utd 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
FAI Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022 FAI CUP R1R1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2021 FAI Cup R2R2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2021 FAI Cup R1R1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2014 FAI Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup R3R3 Limerick Limerick 1 2 - - - - - - 2 1 -
2013 FAI Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup R3R3 Mervue United Mervue Utd 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R4R4 Mervue United Mervue Utd 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R3R3 Mervue United Mervue Utd 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup R3R3 Mervue United Mervue Utd - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Europa League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022-2023 EL QR3QR3 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
Munster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2013 MS Cup QFQF Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 MS Cup FinalFinal Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 MS Cup SFSF Limerick Limerick - - - - - 1 - - - - -
League Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 EA Cup R1R1 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2013 EA Cup QFQF Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 EA Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2012 EA Cup SFSF Limerick Limerick - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 EA Cup QFQF Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 EA Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 EA Cup R2R2 Mervue United Mervue Utd - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 EA Cup R1R1 Mervue United Mervue Utd - - 1 - - 1 - - - - -
UEFA Champions League Qualifiers
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022-2023 CL QR2QR2 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2022-2023 CL QR1QR1 Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 1 - - - - - 1 1 - -
2021-2022 CL QR11st Q Rd Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Europa Conference League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021-2022 ECL POPO Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 1 - - - - 1 1 1 - - -
2021-2022 ECL 3QR3QR Shamrock Rovers Shamrock R 2 2 - - - - - 1 - - -