Danny O'Connor


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Bray

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 2"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jul 2010 Jun 2014 Bray Wanderers
Aug 2009 Jun 2010 Newry City
Dec 2006 Nov 2008 Shamrock Rovers
Feb 2005 Nov 2006 Longford Town
Aug 2001 Nov 2004 Drogheda United
Aug 1999 Jun 2001 Bray Wanderers
Bray Wanderers


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Danny started his League of Ireland career at Bray Wanderers in 1999 and spent two seasons at the Carlisle Grounds before moving to Drogheda United at the start of the 2001/02 season. Danny made 123 league appearances in four seasons at United Park and scored eight goals.

In January 2005 Danny signed for Longford Town and spent two seasons at Flancare Park, making 58 league appearances and scoring two league goals. He also scored against Cork City in the third round of the FAI Cup in 2006, though Longford went out of the competition at the quarter-final stage to St Patrick's Athletic.

In December 2006 Danny signed for Pat Scully at newly promoted Shamrock Rovers and made his debut for the club against UCD on the opening night of the 2007 season. Over two seasons with the Hoops Danny made 52 league appearances, scoring once.

Danny left Rovers at the end of the 2008 season and spent some time out of the game before joining Irish League side Newry City at the start of the 2009/10 season. He made 11 league appearances with Newry but in July 2010 he moved back to the LoI, signing for a second spell at Bray Wanderers.

He made 16 league appearances for Bray in the second half of 2010 and in 2011 he made 27 more, scoring six league goals as the club finished sixth in the Premier Division. He went on to make a further 30 appearances in the 2012 season, scoring four goals, as Bray survived a relegation play-off to stay in the division. Danny was affected by injuries during the 2013 campaign with Bray and he only made fifteen appearances, scoring once in a 1-0 win against Limerick, as Bray survived another relegation play-off to stay in the division for another year. Danny then made only two appearances during the 2014 season, due to injuries, before announcing his retirement in June 2014.


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