Kurtis Byrne

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Kurtis Byrne
Kurtis Byrne.jpg
Byrne in action for Bohemians away to Galway United in 2016.
Personal information
Full name Kurtis Byrne
Date of birth (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
The New Saints
Number 21
Youth career
2006–2007 Norwich City
2007–2009 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Hibernian 7 (0)
2010Stirling Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2010East Fife (loan) 14 (7)
2011Alloa Athletic (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Ross County 13 (2)
2012Brechin City (loan) 10 (2)
2013–2015 Dundalk 75 (14)
2016 Bohemians 32 (10)
2017 St Patrick's Athletic 30 (10)
2018 Linfield 18 (6)
2018– The New Saints 0 (0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:48, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Kurtis Byrne (born 9 April 1990 in Dublin) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Welsh Premier League side The New Saints. He is the son of former Celtic and Southend United player Paul Byrne.[1]

Career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

Byrne was a member of the Hibernian under-19 side that won the league and cup double in the 2008–09 season. He scored the winning goal in both the decisive league match and the Youth Cup Final.[1][2] Byrne was one of seven players in that side who were given professional contracts by Hibs following their success.[3]

Byrne made his professional debut on 26 August 2009 in the Scottish League Cup against Brechin City,[4] and made his league debut the following Sunday against Celtic.

Stirling Albion (loan)[edit]

Byrne was loaned to Stirling Albion for a month in February 2010.[5]

East Fife (loan)[edit]

Byrne was then loaned to East Fife for the first half of the 2010–11 season.[6] Byrne scored a hat-trick for East Fife in his fourth appearance for the club, a 6–0 win against Dumbarton.[7]

After Hibs suffered from a striker shortage due to the sale of Anthony Stokes and an injury to Darryl Duffy, manager John Hughes commented that Byrne was not yet ready to play regularly in the SPL, and needed to "learn his trade" in lower division football.[8]

Alloa Athletic (loan)[edit]

Byrne was loaned to Alloa Athletic on 31 March 2011 for the rest of the 2010–11 season.[9] Hibs announced in late April that Byrne would be released at the end of the season.[10]

Ross County[edit]

Byrne then signed for Ross County on a one-year contract.[11] He helped the club win the 2011–12 Scottish First Division and promotion to the SPL.

Brechin City (loan)[edit]

Byrne was loaned to Brechin City in September 2012,[12] and was then released by Ross County in December 2012.[13]

Dundalk[edit]

Byrne signed for Dundalk in January 2013.[14]

Bohemmians[edit]

Byrne signed for Bohemians in November 2015, the club his father spent most of his career at.

St Patrick's Athletic[edit]

He signed for another of his father's old clubs, St Patrick's Athletic on 9 January 2017. [15]

Linfield[edit]

He then signed for NIFL Premiership side Linfield.[16]

The New Saints[edit]

In June 2018 he joined The New Saints of the Welsh Premier League citing a desire to return to full-time football.[17]

Honours[edit]

Stirling Albion
Ross County
Dundalk
Bohemians

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2017[18]
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 2009–10 Scottish Premiership 4 0 0[a] 0 1[b] 0 5 0
Sterling Albion (loan) 2009–10 Scottish League One 3 0 0[a] 0 0[b] 0 0[c] 0 3 0
East Fife (loan) 2010–11 Scottish League One 14 7 0[a] 0 1[b] 0 2[c] 0 17 7
Hibernian 2010–11 Scottish Premiership 3 0 0[a] 0 0[b] 0 0[d] 0 3 0
Hibernian Total 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Alloa Athletic (loan) 2010–11 Scottish League One 6 0 0[a] 0 0[b] 0 0[c] 0 6 0
Ross County 2011–12 Scottish Championship 13 2 4[a] 2 3[b] 0 1[c] 0 21 4
2012–13 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0[a] 0 1[b] 0 1 0
Ross County Total 13 2 4 2 4 0 1 0 22 4
Brechin City 2012–13 Scottish League One 10 2 3[a] 1 0[b] 0 0[c] 0 13 3
Dundalk 2013 League of Ireland Premier Division 30 7 4[e] 4 2[f] 1 1[g] 1 37 13
2014 31 7 3[e] 0 2[f] 1 3[d] 2 5[h] 0 44 10
2015 14 0 2[e] 1 3[f] 1 2[i] 0 5[j] 2 24 4
Dundalk Total 75 14 9 5 7 3 5 2 10 2 105 27
Bohemians 2016 League of Ireland Premier Division 32 10 0[e] 0 1[f] 0 4[g] 6 37 16
St Patrick's Athletic 2017 League of Ireland Premier Division 30 10 2[e] 0 1[f] 0 3[g] 0 36 10
Career total 190 45 18 8 15 3 5 2 21 9 249 67
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearances in Scottish Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearances in Scottish League Cup
  3. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Scottish Challenge Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ a b c d e Appearances in FAI Cup
  6. ^ a b c d e Appearances in League of Ireland Cup
  7. ^ a b c Appearances in Leinster Senior Cup
  8. ^ 4 appearances in Setanta Sports Cup, 1 appearance in Leinster Senior Cup
  9. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  10. ^ 1 appearance in President of Ireland's Cup, 4 appearances 2 goals in Leinster Senior Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grahame, Ewing (30 April 2009). "Scottish Youth Cup hero Kurtis Byrne may quit Hibs, warns father". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Hardie, David (25 April 2009). "Better late than never as Byrne is Hibees hero". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Hardie, David (1 May 2009). "Hibs boss makes Kurt reply over starlet Byrne". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hibernian 3–0 Brechin". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "News February 2010". Stirling Albion FC. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Kurtis Byrne". East Fife FC. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "East Fife 6–0 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Hardie, David (18 September 2010). "Hughes to bolster Hibs attack with Under-19 stars". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Duo Go Out on Loan". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hibernian to release 10 players". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ross County snap up two more". Ross-shire Journal. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "SPL duo head for Brechin on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ross County release Bateson, Byrne, Duncan and Malin". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Murphy, Colm. "New Signing: Kurtis Byrne". www.dundalkfc.com. Dundalk FC. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.stpatsfc.com/news.php?id=7424
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ "Byrne departs Blues for Wales". Northern Ireland Football League. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  18. ^ "Kurtis Byrne". www.soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

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