Pat Devlin (footballer)

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Pat Devlin
Personal information
Full name Patrick Devlin
Date of birth (1953-04-23) 23 April 1953 (age 68)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Youth career
1966–1970 St Joseph’s Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Shamrock Rovers 0 (0)
1971–1973 TEK United ? (?)
1973–1974 St Patrick's Athletic ? (?)
1974–1976 TEK United ? (?)
1976–1977 Dalkey United ? (?)
1977–1985 TEK United ? (?)
1987–1988 Bray Wanderers 5 (1)
National team
1970 Republic of Ireland U17 1 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1990 Bray Wanderers
1991–1992 Athlone Town
1992–1993 Drogheda United
1995–2006 Bray Wanderers
1996–1997 League of Ireland XI
2006–2007 Republic of Ireland B national football team
2010–2011 Bray Wanderers
2012–2013 Bray Wanderers
2015– UCD (director of football)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Pat Devlin (born 23 April 1953 in Dublin) is an Irish former footballer manager of UCD since 2015.[1][2]

He was previously in charge of Bray Wanderers from 1986 to 1990, 1995 to 2006, 2010 and 2011.[3]

For a short spell during his TEK tenure Pat played for Dalkey United, where he achieved a career highlight by scoring the winning goal against Limerick in a 1976 FAI Cup tie at the Market's Field.[4]

As player/manager he made his League of Ireland debut for Bray on St Patrick’s Day 1988 in a 3-0 home win over Sligo and his only goal came at Richmond Park (football ground) on the 1st of April where he was also sent off.[5]

Devlin departed just before Christmas 1990 to link up with Noel King at Shamrock Rovers by becoming their Technical Director. However his tenure at the RDS Arena didn’t work out and Devlin moved to manage Athlone Town. After a season at Drogheda he moved back to Bray in 1995 and steered them to winning the League of Ireland First Division Shield and the League of Ireland First Division title. On the back of this he was appointed manager of the League of Ireland First Division XI and the following season in charge of the League of Ireland XI.

In January 2002 Devlin celebrated his 500th game in charge of The Seagulls. In May 2004 he was appointed manager of the National League Under-21’s. He stepped down from Bray in March 2006 to take charge of the Republic of Ireland B national football team.

Under Devlin Bray are the only team in history to have entered both the Cup Winners’ Cup (1990) and UEFA Cup (1999) while playing at the second level domestically.

References

  1. "Pat on the back". Irish Independent. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Devlin's Bray role in doubt". Herald. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Profile". Braywanderers.com. Retrieved 18 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1976/0123/Pg003.html#Ar00300:1BD2261ED23D3981733E318D1E118E22E1AA5C93BC5FB3D342461745862732B6973686B333817338B18D17F18E1D41AA36028539229D4822194B423143025246226A3DA31A40E33158A3BC5BD3D343D5A84705BF3D8617410627
  5. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1988/0402/Pg011.html#Ar01101:1C93AB1D93BE1E73AB20E3BE1453C51573D81573C516D3D818F4641B647721E4CB2454DE29E5C92BA5D8

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