Dylan Barnett – Defender
Bray native, Dylan is a left back who began his career as a left winger. He played underage football with St Joseph’s Boys before moving to England to play for Brighton & Hove Albion’s underage teams in 2013. He played for their under 18s and under 21s from July 2015 and made 5 league appearances for Brighton’s under 23s in season 2016/2017. He left Brighton in May 2017 and returned to Ireland.
Dylan appeared for Bray Wanderers during the pre-season fixtures in 2018 before signing for newly promoted Waterford FC for the 2018 season. He made 32 league appearances for Waterford in the premier division last season.
He has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at underage level. He featured in the Ireland U17 squad for the UEFA Championships Elite Qualifying Round in March 2013 alongside current Bray team mate Dean O’Halloran. He then impressed in the under 18 friendlies against the Czech Republic and again at under 19 level against Mexico in May 2014. He played against Serbia under 19s in June 2014 in a 3-1 defeat for Ireland at the Tallaght stadium in a UEFA under 19 qualifier.
Dylan joined Bray Wanderers in December 2018. He scored the winning penalty in the EA Sports cup penalty shoot-out victory over Shamrock Rovers in April.