Dave Mackey (First Team Head Coach)
Dave’s father, Gerry, was a Shamrock Rovers legend and played in the hugely successful Coad’s Colts from the 1950s and who won all the honours, including an International cap and ten League of Ireland caps.
Dave spent a while in the early 1980s with the Rovers Reserves. He moved to Shelbourne and made his League of Ireland debut in the 1982-83 season. He played as a full-back.
During six seasons with Shelboure, Dave made 149 league appearances and scored seven times.
He moved to Dundalk in 1989 and won the Premier division title in 1990/91. He also won the Presidents cup in 1989/90 with the Lily Whites.
A broken leg suffered in a League game against Shamrock Rovers in January 1992 effectively ended his career. Dave made 95 appearances and scored 5 goals in all competitions in five seasons at Oriel Park. He made 70 league appearances and scored three league goals in that spell.
Dave has 30+ years experience as a player, coach and manager in the League of Ireland and boasts a proven track record in recruitment and development of young players for First Team football.
Dave was previously involved with Bray Wanderers from January 2008 to December 2013. His roles included Asst. First Team Coach, U-19 Manager/Coach and A Team Manager/Coach.
During that time, players who progressed to First Team football included Chris Shields, Dane Massey, Dave Webster, Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters, Ismahil Akinade, Stephen McGuinness and Pierce Sweeney.
Dave became manager of Bray Wanderers in December 2017.