Defender

25. Ryan O'Shea

Sponsor: Sandra & Paul McAuley

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Biography

O’Shea was the ninth player to be announced from Tim Clancy’s 2021 Premier Division squad.

Ryan first played for Drogheda’s U17 side in 2016 and 2017 before rejoining the club at U19 level in 2019 after a spell with St. Patrick’s Athletic.

Alongside featuring for the club’s U19 side in 2019, Ryan also made his first team debut, scoring twice.

The first came in a 4-1 win in the league away to Limerick, which was quickly followed up by scoring the winner in an FAI Cup tie in United Park against Avondale United.

The versatile left-back, who can also play in midfield and on the wing, again played for both the U19 and senior side in 2020 and is now in his third year in Tim Clancy’s senior side since making his debut.

“It’s a good opportunity for us to show as a team how good we can be against the best teams in the country.”

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