League of Ireland legend Jason Byrne joins Bluebell
Article by Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS Jason Byrne’s legendary League of Ireland career looks to be over after the lethal front-man joined Bluebell United earlier today.
On the books of Cabinteely last season, Byrne was desperate to chase down the accolade of being the LOI’s all time top goalscorer, only thirteen strikes away from the long standing record of 235 set by Brendan Bradley. However, now thirty-nine, the former Bohemians and man found game time and goals hard to come by in the First Division last season. Making just eleven appearances, scoring once, Byrne will now try his hand at the Leinster Senior League with the former Ireland international available for selection ahead of Sunday’s game against Killester United.
Unbelievably for this level, Byrne is in fact one of two ex-Ireland stars at the disposal of the famous Dublin footballing nursery with Keith Fahey joining the club earlier this year also.
Despite failing to break Bradley’s covered goals record, Byrne can look back at a domestic career which returned five Premier Division titles, two FAI cups, a league cup and a Setanta cup plus countless individual honours including two PFAI player of the year awards and four golden boots.