David McDaid


Player Profile

Age: 31 years, 1 month

Place of Birth: Derry, Northern Ireland

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Position: Forward

Height: 6' 2"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2018 Present Larne
Feb 2017 Nov 2017 Waterford
Jul 2014 Feb 2017 Cliftonville
Dec 2013 Jun 2014 Coleraine
Jul 2013 Oct 2013 Derry City
Jan 2013 Jun 2013 York City
Feb 2009 Jun 2009 Finn Harps  (Loan)
Jul 2008 Nov 2008 Sligo Rovers  (Loan)
Feb 2008 Nov 2012 Derry City


Start DateEnd DateTeam

David started his career as a teenager at Derry City in 2007. On 29 July 2008 he signed on loan for Paul Cook at Sligo Rovers until the end of the '08 season, making 9 appearances for the Bit O' Red and scoring once in a 4-0 win over Cobh Ramblers at the Showgrounds.

At the start of 2009 Davy was out on loan again, this time at Finn Harps where he scored on his league debut for the club in a 1-1 away draw at Kildare County on the opening day of the season. He went on to score twice in 12 league outings for the First Division side before returning to Brandywell in the summer of '09.

Davy made 5 league appearances for Derry in the remainder of 2009, scoring once, in a 2-1 home defeat against his former loan side Sligo Rovers. But in 2010 Davy came into his own when Derry were expelled from the league before being reincarnated in the First Division. He scored six times in 28 league appearances as the Candystripes took the First Division title.

In 2011 the form of Eamon Zayed kept Davy largely on the Derry bench. He made 2 starts in the league, adding 22 appearances as a substitute, and scored two league goals, also scoring against Mervue United in the EA Sports Cup. 2012 was a different story as Davy started 23 of Derry's thirty league games, adding 5 more league appearances from the bench, and scored ten times in the league. Davy also bagged six Cup goals including five in an FAI Cup run that saw Derry lift the trophy having beaten St Pats in the final at the Aviva Stadium.

At the end of 2012 season David left Derry City and on 25 January 2013 he signed for English side York City. He spent just six months with York, making 4 appearances as a substitute, and was released in June 2013. David re-signing with Derry City on 1 July and scored five times in just 12 league appearances over the latter half of the 2013 season. In December 2013 David signed for Irish League side Coleraine.

David spent just six months at Coleraine and in the summer of 2014 he signed for Cliftonville. He scored a remarkable 32 goals in 88 league appearances for the Belfast club in a two and a half year period but left Solitude to sign for Pat Fenlon at Waterford FC in February 2017. In 2017 as Waterford gained promotion to the Premier Division by winning the First Division, David contributed with 11 goals.

In November 2017, David made a shock move to Northern Ireland second division side, Larne FC, with the deal running until the summer of 2020.

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