Ireland, Roy

Birth Date

3rd February 1961


Exeter, Devon



Biographical Text

Locally-born Roy Ireland, a former apprentice, appeared for Exeter City between 1979 and 1981. He later had a brief spell with Yeovil Town. 

A product of the Exeter City youth scheme, he signed a full contract with the club in February 1979 having been an apprentice since June 1977. Playing a large number of games for the youth and reserves teams, he made his first team debut as a substitute in the penultimate match of the season at Gillingham in May 1979. He made a handful of league outings the following season including his first start in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley. Roy started the 1980/81 season in the right-back position and played in the opening eight matches, eventually totalling 14 for the season, plus two substitute appearances.

After leaving Exeter, Roy signed for Yeovil Town in the summer of 1981, but he was to leave after just one season and returned to live in the Tiverton area.



Appearances as Substitute




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