4 April 2009

Hugh Davey

Name: Hugh Davey
Born: 31 March 1984, Newry
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 12.08 st
Position: Defender/Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-23 Cap (2004), 3 Under-21 Caps (2003), Youth, 12 Under-16 Schoolboy Caps (2000); League of Ireland: Under-21 Representative.
Club Honours: (with Glenavon) Mid-Ulster Cup Winner 2009/10.
Awards: Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year 2007.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Blackburn Rovers
-
2000
Youth
0(0)/0
-
-
-
U.C.D.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Embry-Riddle Eagles
-
-
-
(USA College)
Bray Wanderers
2005
May-05
-
-
-
-
-
Dublin City
2006
Mar-06
-
-
-
-
-
Glenavon
09/10
Dec-09
Free
12(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
0(1)/0
U.C.D.
2010-date
2010
Free
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
£-
-
-
-
-

Biography:
Hugh Davey, a native of Newry, joined Blackburn Rovers Academy at the age of sixteen. A big and powerful central defender or left-back his grandfather (also Hugh) was capped by Northern Ireland in the 1920s and was also briefly on the books at Ewood Park and his father (Con) and uncles (Pat and Terry) also played in the Irish League and League of Ireland.

A Northern Ireland Schoolboy international, Davey was spotted by Blackburn playing for Co. Armagh during the Milk Cup and invited for trials. His performances also earned him a place in the Northern Ireland Select that travelled to California to compete in the 1999 Blast Soccer Tournament. The team, which also included the likes of Sammy Clingan, Michael McGovern and Michael Ward, won the prestigious trophy.

Davey, who completed his schooling at Preston College while with Blackburn, returned to Ireland to join UCD where he earned a sports scholarship. While with The Students Davey earned three Under-21 caps as a left-sided midfielder, scoring in a 3-1 win over Armenia, and also played at Under-23 level. In May 2004 he appeared for an Eircom League Under-21 side in a Four Nations Semi-Professional Tournament in Aberdeen.

In August 2004 Davey moved to the USA to study Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle, Florida. He spent three seasons as a regular central defender for the College's team, The Eagles, earning selection for All-Region, All-Conference and All-American teams.

Davey also played Eircom League football with Bray Wanderers and was with Dublin City when they disbanded during the 2006 season. He then concentrated on Gaelic football, representing Down, until returning to soccer with Glenavon on 26th December 2009. After fourteen appearances at left-back, including one from the bench in the Mid-Ulster Cup final win over Loughgall, Davey was released by Glenavon at the end of the 2009/10 season. He re-joined UCD, playing for their Leinster Senior League team.

Career Details
Embry-Riddle Eagles Roll of Honour
UCD Profile

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
27-04-2004 Serbia & Montenegro H D 0-0 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
05-09-2003 Ukraine............ A L 0-1 ECQ
09-09-2003 Armenia............ H W 3-1 ECQ 1 Goal
10-10-2003 Greece............. A W 1-0 ECQ

Summary: 3/0. Won 2, Drew 0, lost 1.

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