Alan McNally


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 1"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2017 Present St John Bosco
Jan 2015 Oct 2016 Bray Wanderers
Feb 2009 Oct 2014 Drogheda United
Aug 1999 Feb 2009 UCD


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Alan developed at Dublin schoolboy club Belvedere and signed for UCD in 1999. Ten years at Belfield resulted in 243 league appearances, mainly as a centre back but also, on occasion, in centre midfield. But at the end of the 2008 season the Students were relegated and Alan decided it was time to move on.

In February 2009 he joined Drogheda United and was immediately made club captain by manager Alan Mathews. Alan made 32 league appearances in his first season at Drogheda and 35 more in 2010. Amid much uncertainty at the end of that season, Alan eventually re-signed at Drogheda for new boss Mick Cooke and made 30 more league appearances in 2011 as the club finished ninth in the Premier Division.

Alan played 27 league games for Drogheda as they finished second in the 2012 league, scoring five goals along the way, and he stayed with Drogheda for the 2013 season when he made another 16 league appearances for the club as Drogheda finished seventh. Alan also played in three cup finals in 2013 as well as in both legs of the club's Europa League tie against Malmo FF.

Alan was once more a part of the Drogheda squad for the 2014 season, this time under manager Robbie Horgan. He played 30 league games for the club as they finished ninth in the table. It would be Alan's last season at United Park and in January 2015 he joined Bray Wanderers.

Alan went on to make 31 league appearances for Bray, scoring once in a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers, as the Seagulls finished eighth in the 2015 Premier Division and in 2016 he played in 20 of the club's 33 Premier Division games, again scoring once, this time in a 2-1 win over St Patrick's Athletic.


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