Barry Molloy


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Derry

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 7"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Mar 2016 Oct 2017 Finn Harps
Dec 2014 Nov 2015 Crusaders
Jan 2005 Nov 2014 Derry City
Feb 2004 Nov 2004 Drogheda United
Aug 2003 Nov 2003 Drogheda United  (Loan)
Aug 1999 Dec 2003 Derby County


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Barry began his career at Derby County in 1999 and spent four years there, winning the Young Player of the Year award in 2002. In 2003 he returned to Ireland on loan, signing for Drogheda United in late August, where he made 16 league appearances over the final months of the 2003 season.

In 2004 Barry signed a permanent deal at Drogheda and made a further 24 league appearances, scoring three times. He moved on at the end of the season, signing for Stephen Kenny at Derry City at the start of the 2005 season. He was with the Candystripes through five League Cup winning campaigns and the FAI Cup winning campaigns of 2006 and 2012.

Following Derry's collapse at the end of 2009, Barry went on trial at Bristol Rovers, but he returned home to continue playing with a reconstituted Derry City in the First Division. He added 30 league appearances to his career total that year as Derry claimed the First Division title, and made another 24 league appearances in 2011. Declan Devine took over as manager in 2012 when Barry made another 23 league appearances and won his second FAI Cup winner's medal, while he made 28 league appearances in 2013 as Derry finished fourth in the Premier Division. 2014 saw Barry play in his second FAI Cup final in two years but this time he ended up on the losing side as Derry lost out to St Patrick's Athletic. That game would prove to be Barry's last in the Candystripe shirt as he rejected reduced terms to play on in 2015 and left the club in December 2014.

In January 2015 Barry joined Belfast club Crusaders. He went on to make five league appearances before the 2014/15 season ended and he added a further four league appearances in the 2015/16 season before leaving the club in November 2015. In March 2016, Barry returned to the League of Ireland as he joined Ollie Horgan's Finn Harps. He made 21 league appearances for Harps that year before retiring at the end of the season.

Barry's retirement, however, lasted only until the start of the 2017 season and with four days until the first league match he signed again for Finn Harps.


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