6 August 2008

Sean Friars

Name: Sean Martin Friars
Born: 15 May 1979, Londonderry
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 21 Under-21 Caps / 2 Goals (1998-2001), 2 Under-18 Caps, 1 Under-17 Cap, 2 Under-16 Caps, 4 Under-15 Caps / 1 Goal.
Club Honours: (with Derry) FAI Cup Winner 2002.

Club Career:
Clubs........... --Seasons-- Signed --Fee-- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other
Foyle Harps.......................... Youth
Liverpool................... May-97 Trainee .0(0)/ 0
Ipswich Town.... 98/99-00/01 Jul-98 ...Free .0(1)/ 0
Portadown....... 99/00...... Mar-00 ...Loan .2(0)/ 0
Newry Town...... 01/02...... Aug-01 ...Free .2(3)/ 0 ...... 1(0)/0
Carlisle United. 01/02...... Nov-01 ...Free .0(1)/ 0
Derry City...... 2002 - 2004 ..........Free ??(?)/ ? ?(?)/2 ?(?)/? 0(2)/0
Finn Harps...... 2004 ...... Mar-04 ...Loan .5(1)/ 1
Cliftonville.... 04/05-07/08 Aug-04 ...Free ??(?)/13 ............. 2(2)/0
Limavady United. 06/07 ..... ......... Loan

Newry City...... 07/08-08/09 Jul-07 ...Free ??(?)/12*
Institute....... 08/09-11/12 Jan-09 Undisc.
Dungannon Swifts 11/12-12/13 Jan-12 ....... 14(8)/ 5 2(1)/3 
Carrick Rangers. 12/13 ..... Jan-13 .. Free
* all competitions.

Biography:
Northern Ireland's most capped player at Under-21 level, Sean Friars also captained the team. He played on the wing in the same Liverpool youth team alongside the likes of Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen, but never broke into the first team. In April 1998 he enjoyed a successful trial with Ipswich Town, joining them when his Liverpool contract ended that summer. He made just a single first team appearance while at Portman Road, as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Crewe in November 1999, however, he spent the closing weeks of that season on loan at Portadown and was released in 2001.

After a number of trials and short-term deals, Friars enjoyed a lengthy spells with hometown club, Derry City then Cliftonville. In January 2012 he completed a move to Dungannon Swifts on the same day as his younger brother, Emmet. The pair had previously played together while with Newry.

Currently coaching Institute's Under-20 team.

More to follow.

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Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
21-04-1998 Switzerland... H W 2-1 FR
20-05-1998 Scotland...... N D 1-1 MT
22-05-1998 Rep. Ireland.. A W 1-0 MT
04-09-1998 Turkey........ A L 0-2 ECQ
09-10-1998 Finland....... H D 1-1 ECQ
17-11-1998 Moldova....... H D 1-1 ECQ
26-03-1999 Germany....... H W 1-0 ECQ
31-03-1999 Moldova....... A D 0-0 ECQ
17-08-1999 France........ H W 3-1 FR
03-09-1999 Turkey........ H L 1-2 ECQ
07-09-1999 Germany....... A L 0-1 ECQ
28-03-2000 Malta......... A W 2-1 FR
29-05-2000 Scotland...... H D 1-1 MT
02-06-2000 Wales......... H D 2-2 MT. 1 Goal

01-09-2000 Malta......... H D 1-1 ECQ
06-10-2000 Denmark....... H L 0-3 ECQ
10-10-2000 Iceland....... A W 5-2 ECQ 1 Goal

23-03-2001 Czech Republic H L 0-2 ECQ
27-03-2001 Bulgaria...... A L 0-2 ECQ
01-06-2001 Bulgaria...... H D 1-1 ECQ
05-06-2001 Czech Republic A L 0-4 ECQ

Summary: 21/0. Won 6, Drew 8, Lost 7.

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