40 Facts About Barry Conlon


Barry John Conlon was born on 1 October 1978 and is an Irish former professional footballer and Head Coach of New York-based LMFC Blue Jaguars.


Barry Conlon has had a number of other loan spells with other Football League sides and has represented his country at under-21 level in seven games.


Barry Conlon was the youngest of six sons to Noel and Kitty.


Barry Conlon represented the North Eastern Counties Schoolboys League at the Kennedy Cup in Limerick.


Barry Conlon remained in Dublin for one season before returning to the north-east to sign for Dundalk.


Barry Conlon started his professional career with Queens Park Rangers, signing his first contract on 1 August 1996.


Barry Conlon was added to the Loftus Road squad for their first season back in the First Division.

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Barry Conlon failed to make an appearance for the club's first team.


Barry Conlon was signed by Manchester City, who had suffered relegation with QPR in 1996.


Shortly after signing Barry Conlon played for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team in the 1997 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship finals in Iceland.


Barry Conlon made his debut for the club on 27 September 1997, replacing Georgi Kinkladze as a late substitute against Swindon Town, but appearances were limited to just one league start and seven substitute appearances.


Barry Conlon was released by City at the end of his contract.


Barry Conlon made over 30 appearances for the club, scoring seven goalsin all competitions, but Barry Conlon left no more than 10 months after joining the Roots Hall club.


York cashed in on Barry Conlon and sold him to rivals Darlington in July 2001 for a reported five-figure fee.


Barry Conlon struggled to find the net at Barnsley, and eventually lost his place in the side to players such as Rory Fallon and Michael Boulding.


Barry Conlon left Barnsley at the end of that season, he made just under 40 appearances for the club in the two seasons, scoring seven times.


Barry Conlon was allowed to sign for Mansfield Town on a free transfer along with Lincoln City striker Martin Gritton.


Barry Conlon played 17 games for the club, scoring six times, but was released by the club four months later.


Barry Conlon joined newly relegated League Two side Bradford City on a one-year contract, becoming new manager Stuart McCall's first signing, along with fellow striker Peter Thorne.


Barry Conlon earned a new six-month contract, which he signed at the end of the season keeping him at Bradford City until January 2009.


Barry Conlon scored his 100th league goal from the penalty spot on 25 November 2008, the winning goal as Bradford City beat Chesterfield at Valley Parade.


Barry Conlon marked the occasion by removing his shirt, revealing a vest with '100' emblazoned across the front, for which he was shown a yellow card.


Barry Conlon extended his stay at Bradford for another six months in December 2008.


Barry Conlon joined the club on the transfer deadline day along with Peter Sweeney and Jonathan Lund.


Barry Conlon proved to be an integral part of the Grimsby team that avoided relegation from The Football League.

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Barry Conlon's season began on a plus point, scoring on the opening day game with Cheltenham Town, but he soon lost his place in the first team due to two red cards in three games which left him suspended for seven matches, in which his team seemingly struggled too find an adequate replacement who could find the back of the net.


Barry Conlon was relegated to the reserves, and spent one night in a police station cell because of driving offences only hours before a reserve fixture with Scunthorpe United.


Fenty was asked by a supporter during the forum why Barry Conlon was allowed to leave.


Fenty answered that Barry Conlon had become a disruptive influence, having failed to turn up for training and not answered phone calls from the club.


Barry Conlon later admitted that after an enjoyable loan spell with Grimsby his "heart wasn't in it" when he signed permanently for the club and that his commuting from his Leeds home had left him exhausted.


Barry Conlon claimed that new manager Neil Woods was "clueless".


On 23 January 2010, it was announced that prior to his move to Saltergate, Barry Conlon was offered to Accrington Stanley as part of a six-figure deal to lure striker Michael Symes to Blundell Park.


Stanley rejected the bid, meaning Barry Conlon's move to Chesterfield went through.


On 1 February 2010, Barry Conlon signed for Chesterfield on a permanent deal after his two-year contract with Grimsby was cancelled by mutual consent.


Barry Conlon signed for League Two team Stockport County on 15 July 2010 following a trial.


In November 2010, police saw Barry Conlon speeding in his Mercedes.


Barry Conlon was stopped and gave a positive drink-drive sample.


Barry Conlon signed until the end of the 2012 League of Ireland season, and made his League of Ireland debut on 7 September in Oriel Park and scored his only goal against Bray in October.


In March 2013 Barry Conlon returned to Carrick Rovers, scoring in his debut against Woodview Celtic.


Barry Conlon married Kim in 2016 and settled in Yonkers, New York.