08. Gary Deegan
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The midfielder began his career at Shelbourne, before having spells with Kilkenny City, Longford Town, Galway United and Bohemians.
Deegan won back-to-back league titles and an FAI Cup with Bohemians before making the move to the UK to sign for Coventry City in January 2010.
After two and a half seasons in the Championship with Coventry, Deegan joined Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership, managed by Pat Fenlon.
Following a spell at Northampton, Deegan moved to Southend, winning promotion to League One via the play-offs in the 2014/15 season.
40 league appearances for Shrewsbury followed before Deegan lined out over 80 times for Cambridge United across two seasons before returning to Ireland to re-join Shelbourne in 2020, where he scored three goals in 18 league appearances.
Deegan made 33 appearances for Drogheda in the 2021 season and a further 35 in 2022, scoring his first goal for the club in a 4-2 home win against UCD.
Deegan was named club captain by Kevin Doherty for the 2023 season.