Meet the senior squad





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Manager

Assistant Manager

TADHG LEE

Assistant manager Tadhg Lee joined the club in 2012 having been involved in training many of the club's younger players at the Douay Martyrs School where he worked as a Maths teacher.

Previously a member of the Tir Chonaill Gaels club, Tadhg has been involved as a coach with the senior team on a regular basis since joining St Clarets and over that time, he has earned the respect and admiration of the players.

As well as being the assistant manager of the senior team, Tadhg is also the secretary of the club.

He was deservedly awarded Club Man of the Year in 2014.
 

Players

STEVAN SHERRY

Stevan began his youth football career under the watchful eye of his father Brendan while playing for Hillingdon Gaels in the late 1980s and by the mid-1990s had established himself as one of the mainstays of the St Clarets defence.

Stevan's performances over the years have been consistently good enough to earn him recognition for London and he played for the county in the National League in 2002.

A strong and solid defender, Stevan's experience and calmness can always be replied upon when the stakes are at their highest.

Stevan had the honour of captaining the club when they played in the Senior final in 2002 and has also won a Tipperary Cup, the club's only senior trophy to date.

He managed the senior team in 2014.
 

PATRICK LYNOTT

The youngest of the Lynott brothers, Patrick made his debut for the club in 2003 and by 2004 was a member of the London senior team, playing against Galway and Dublin in that year's Championship matches.

Explosively fast, blessed with great balance and a keen eye for goal, Patrick has been a key component to St Clarets' attacking options over the past number of years as well as being responsible for the fitness training of the side.
MATTHEW HEALY

Matthew is a product of the club's youth system, having first joined the club as an Under 10 in a team that was managed by Denis McCarthy. Despite playing a great deal of his under age football with other clubs, notably Tir Chonaill Gaels and Parnells, Matthew had no hesitation in returning to his first club once his underage football was over.

Thus far, Matthew's defensive talents have helped to earn him London minor and U-16 Championship medals and since his debut for the Clarets senior side against Heston when he was 16, Matthew has proven to be a player with no shortage of ability.

Always keen to listen to advise from older players, Matthew is particularly grateful for the advice he has received through the years from his former under age mentor Denis McCarthy as well as current senior player Mossie Colleran.

Matthew's long-term ambitions with St Clarets are to help them re-establish themselves as a senior club side in London.
 
LUKE KELLY

Being the son of club chairman John Kelly, the godson of club legend Martin Hession and the nephew of former players Mattie Kelly, Kieran Kelly and John Collins, Luke's DNA was always going to ensure he played a part in the St Clarets story.

Having made his debut for the senior team when he was 16, Luke has gradually forced his way into contention for many games and his versatility has been key to this, with Luke being as comfortable between the sticks as he is out the field.

Blessed with tremendous stamina, Luke should prove to be a valuable asset to the club in years to come.
 
SEAN MCCARTHY

Sean, is yet another product of both the McCarthy bloodline and also the St Clarets under-age system.

Along with his brother Joe, Sean has become an integral part of the senior set-up at St Clarets, having represented London at most of the under age levels.

The burden of expectation that travels with the McCarthy name doesn’t seem to be an issue for Sean.
EAMON COLLERAN

Having arrived at the club almost a decade ago, “Mossie” has been as committed and talented a member of the St Clarets alumni as any of his peers.

Tireless in his efforts, both on and off the field, Mayo man Mossie has contributed a great deal to the club as a player, a committee member and also as a coach.

Elusive on the field, he is never found wanting when it comes to his efforts for St Clarets.
PADDY DONAGHY

When Mick Keane first approached Tyrone man Paddy about playing football for St Clarets, little did the Derrylaughlin clubman realise, that almost a decade later, he would have becomes such an integral part of the club, nor that he would be calling Mick his father-in-law!

Paddy was was one of the first of an invasion of east Tyrone men to arrive at the St Clarets in the early 2000s, and was soon followed, firstly by his brother Aidan,  and then the likes of Paul and Michael Rouse, as well as Paddy and James Quinn. Though many have since moved on, Paddy remained and has become an integral part of the club both on and off the field.

Engaging, energetic and enthusiastic, Paddy will always put his neck on the line in the pursuit of excellence for his team and the admiration and respect that he has for key club members like Martin Hession, Tony Murphy and Colm Lynott, proves that he has a full understanding of what St Clarets is all about.

An Intermediate Championship winner in 2004, Paddy continues to provide excellent service to the club, both on and off the field.
AIDAN DONAGHY


Another Derrylaughlin man, Aidan is the younger brother of Paddy and has been with the club since the mid-2000s and in that time has established himself as a very classy and effective defender.

Aidan’s talents have been recognised by London at junior level and his has represented the county on a number of occasions, including the 2005 All Ireland semi-final against Meath.

Quietly spoken and thoughtful in his actions, Aidan nevertheless manages to deliver huge performances time and again for the club.

BARRY LYNCH

Hailing from the fertile football soil of Valentia, Barry's play thus far for St Clarets has more than confirmed his pedigree as an outstanding forward.

His excellent showings so far in the green and white have earned him a call-up to the London Junior team in 2011, while his accuracy in front of goal was crucial in the latter stages of the same year, as the club successfully battled against the threat of relegation from the Intermediate Championship.

Like his fellow Valentians, the Falvey brothers, Barry has proven to be a huge addition to the club.

 

GARY WYNNE

Fermanagh man Gary joined St Clarets in 2011 from his home club of Teemore, with whom he had won minor league and championship medals.

Despite being relatively new to St Clarets, Gary is no stranger to London GAA, as his father Eugene had been a prominent member of the now defunct Holloway Gaels men's club back in Gary's youth.

As has been the case with so many recent additions with the club, it was the Cork recruiting machine of John Hickey and Sgnise the unique community atmosphere that prevails within St Clarets and also realises the importance of the management's approach of encouraging all players, regardless of experience, to be involved with the team.

Gary is a graduate from UUJ and is currently working as a quantity surveyor for Laing O'Rourke.


 

NIALL COMER

London born Niall can be best described as a tight-marking corner back, a player who likes to stick to the task assigned him and focus all his efforts on that task. There's never any fuss or frilly stuff from him - exactly what any manager could ask from any corner back.

A product of the club's under-age system, Niall is one of three brothers currently playing for St Clarets, with younger siblings Darren and Lorcan both excelling in various under-age grades. Indeed Lorcan was named U-14 Player of the Year in 2011.

Within the club, Niall is held in high esteem and it is felt that going forward, Niall and his fellow graduates of the under-age system, will be the people to carry the name of St Clarets forward. With both of his parents hailing from Galway, Niall can feel right at home in the company of the likes of Michael Joyce, John Kelly and Martin Hession.
 

CONOR HEALY


Conor is the latest in a line of young players to emerge from our youth system. He made is debut as an 18-year old and is in regular contention for a starting berth, along with his older brother Matthew.




 

TOMAS GILMORE


Tomas has been with St Clarets since September of 2011. A dynamic and hard working half forward, he�s the sort of player who can make an entire forward line tick.

Tomas comes for Dunmore in Galway and throughout the 2012 season was one of the club’s top performers.




 

STEPHEN DONOGHUE


Stephen hails from Creggs in County Galway and joined St Clarets towards the end of 2011.

Stephen played in almost every game in 2012 and his efforts did not go unnoticed within the club.

An extremely committed and reliable player.



 

RICKY DALY


Ricky is another Dunmore player and a very talented half back, who links well with his club mate from home, Tomas Gilmore.

Ricky joined us in 2011 and was outstanding throughout 2012, proving himself to be one of the best half backs playing in his Division in London.




 

SHANE BUCKLEY


Shane became the youngest member of the senior panel in 2013 when he progressed through from the club's Under‐16 ranks. In the past two years he has progressed on to become a regular member of the London senior football panel, making his National League debut in 2015.

Having joined the club in the mid-2000s, the young forward has shown tremendous potential throughout his youth football, under the guidance of Colm Lynott and his father Mick.

That youth career saw him win many of the honours available including minor and under‐16 Leagues and Championships in London, as well as an All Britain title with the club at Under‐14 level and U-18 level. Further to that, he has also represented London at both Under‐14 and Under‐16 grades.

Shane's progress is a welcome return to form for the club and he follows in the footsteps of some very illustrious names in the club's history, including his former youth manager Colm, as well as current senior team mates Paul Myers, Steven Sherry, Luke Kelly and Matt Healy.

Hopefully Shane's career with the club will be as long and successful as his mentor's.


 

JOHN O DOWD


Hailing from Clonakilty in Cork, John joined the club in the summer of 2012 and made his debut during the Championship campaign.

A graduate of NUI Galway, defender John was encouraged to join St Clarets by Tomas Gilmore.

In typical Cork fashion, John is a big fan of Roy Keane, although thankfully for St Clarets he doesn't share many of the aggressive traits of his hero.

John works as a civil engineer.

 

EAMMONN HUGHES


The free‐scoring Tyrone man joined St Clarets in early 2013 from his native club Clonoe and immediately struck up an excellent understanding within the forward division.

A accomplished score‐taker, Hughes had added an extra touch of class to the St Clarets side, following in the footsteps of his brother Marty, who played for the club in the early 2000s.

 

DANIEL O REILLY


Cavan man Daniel is in his second spell with the club having played for them during his placement year from college in London in 2011.

A strong reliable defender, he displays many of the traits made famous by his uncle, former Clarets defender and current club Chairman, John Kelly. Other uncles, Kieran Kelly and Matt Kelly are also former players with the club, while Daniel's cousin, Luke Kelly, is a regular member of the senior team as well.

 

ALFIE McNULTY


London born Alfie progressed on to the senior team in 2014, on the back of a hugely rewarding youth career with St Clarets. In 2015 he made his National League debut for the London senior team.

Just like fellow graduate Shane Buckley, Alfie enjoyed an exceptional education under the guidance of Colm Lynott and Mick Buckley and experienced huge success in the Clarets' colours.

Alfie has also represented London at various youth grades.  

LORCAN COMER


London born Lorcan is another graduate from the hugely productive youth system currently been run by St Clarets.

Lorcan joined elder brother Niall in the senior squad for the first time in 2014 and is already starting to display many of the qualities that made him such a key player throughout his youth career.

 

SEAN KILLEEN


London born Sean joined St Clarets in 2014 having spent several years playing youth football for local rivals Tir Chonaill Gaels.

Sean is also a talented rugby player and has a passion for coaching.

Sean works as a concrete restorer and is also a bricklayer.


 

PAUL KEENAN


Armagh native Paul Keenan joined the club in 2015 from his native Keady Michael Dwyers.

A graduate of UUJ, Paul made his debut against St Anthonys in the McArdle Cup and lifted his first piece of silverware with the club when he came on as a sub in the final of the same competition.

Paul works as a QS.


 

IAN MCDERMOTT


A former player with the famous Eastern Harps club in Sligo, Ian joined St Clarets in 2015 and made his debut in the Preliminary JFC against Eire Og.

Ian is a contracts manager by trade.



 

CORMAC FITZPATRICK


Cavan man Cormac Fitzpatrick joined the club in 2015 and lifted his first piece of silverware when he helped them win the McArdle Cup in 2015.

A graduate of Sligo IT, Cormac made his debut against Thomas McCurtains in the McArdle Cup.

Cormac works as an engineer and his home club is Killygarry.


 

CONOR MARTIN


Local lad Conor joined St Clarets senior squad in 2015 and was part of the McArdle Cup winning panel that year.

He is a keen cricketer and a fanatical QPR fan, he is due to start studying at UCFB at Wembley Stadium in September 2015.

He made his first senior appearance for the club in June 2015 against St Josephs.


 

DARREN BARBER


Darren joined St Clarets in 2015 and is from County Sligo.



 

JAMES HANNA


Tyrone man James Hanna has been with the club since making his debut in the Sean Shields Cup against St Brendans in May 2012.

He is a hugely popular member of the senior squad.

 

LAWRENCE WEIR


Tyrone man Lawrence joined St Clarets in 2015 and made his debut for the club against Thomas McCurtains in the McArdle Cup in April.

He played in the McArdle Cup final of the same year.

His home club is Eglish and he is a former student at UUJ.

 

PADRAIG DONEGAN


Padraig joined he club in late 2014 and made his debut for the senior team in the final game of the season in a Mullarkey Cup semi final against Moindearg.

He has since won the McArdle Cup with the team and has established himself as a reliable and competent member of the senior team.

Padraig is from Ballyduff in North Kerry with whom he won North Kerry Championships in both 2005 and 2006. He then travelled to Australia, where he picked up League and Championship honours while playing in Perth.

Padraig works as an estimator and graduated from Limerick IT.

 

RONAN GAUGHAN


Ronan joined St Clarets in 2015 and made his senior debut against St Anthonys in March that year during the successful McArdle Cup campaign

Ronan is a graduate of Sligo IT and works as a Quantity Surveyor.

He is from the Kiltane club in Co Mayo.



 

OISIN BARRETT


Oisin joined the club in 2015 and made his debut against Eire Og in the McArdle Cup semi-final.

He hails from Milford in Co Donegal.



 

DARREN MALLON


Darren joined St Clarets in 2014 and made his senior debut against Eire Og in the McArdle Cup.

He hails from Tullysaran in Co Armagh, with whom he won honours at Under 16 level with the local O'Connells club.

Darren works as an accountant and studied at Northumbria University.

 

KEITH O NEILL


Keith joined St Clarets in 2015 and made his senior debut against St Anthonys in the McArdle Cup.

He hails from the famous Clann na Gael club in Co Roscommon.



 

LIAM HEALY


Liam is one of three Healy brothers involved with the senior team.

A local born lad, of Sligo and Laois extraction, Liam began his football career with Tir Chonaill Gaels before joining St Clarets at Under 16 level.

He made his senior debut in 2015 against St Josephs in a challenge game.