15 December 2017

Paul Straney

Name: Paul Straney
Born: 7 October 1975, Downpatrick
Died: December 2017 (age 42)
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-18, Under-16, 6 Under-15 Caps (1991).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish League Cup Winner 2003/04 ...

Club Career:
Clubs ...... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- League
Glentoran.................. -89 ...... 0(0)/0
Glenavon................... -91 ...... 1(0)/0
Stoke City.............. Jun-93 ...... 0(0)/0
Glenavon................ Oct-94 ..... 15(0)/0
Telford Utd. 95/96 ..... Aug-95 Loan .10(0)/0
Newry Town.. 97/98 ..... Jul-97 Loan . 5(0)/0
Newry Town.. 98/99-00/01 c/s-98 ..... 20(1)/0
Cliftonville 01/02-05/06 Jun-01

Biography:
Paul Straney was a regular member of Northern Ireland's schools and youth squads prior to moving to Stoke City prior to his eighteenth birthday. Although he never made the first team while in hthe Potteries he remained in the thoughts of the Irish FA staff and was an unused substitute for the B international side as the faced England in May 1994. The following season he returned to the Irish League with Glenavon, but it was with Cliftonville, where he spent five seasons and played 179 matches that he is best known, with a League Cup win in 2003 the highlight.

Straney later acted as Cliftonville's goalkeeping coach during their successes under Tommy Breslin and at the time of his premature death was assistant manager at Kilmore Rec.

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