Corr, Barry

Birth Date

2nd April 1985

Birthplace

Newcastle, County Wicklow

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Irishman Barry Corr played a single season for Exeter City arriving from Swindon Town and departing for Southend United. He was later first-team coach at Cambridge United. 

Barry signed for the Grecians in July 2009, following his release from Swindon Town. He began his career at Leeds United as a trainee but it was Sheffield Wednesday who gave him his first full professional contract in May 2005. Barry then went on loan to Bristol City and Swindon, where he was a huge success, before making his move to Wiltshire permanent in May 2007. Barry suffered a string of bad injuries in the 2008-09 season restricting him to 14 appearances.

Barry made his Exeter City debut against Leeds United at Elland Road on the opening day of the 2009-10 season but was sent off, the first of three such red cards throughout the campaign. In his solitary season at St James Park, Barry made 37 league and cup appearances, many as substitute, scoring six times. 

After being released by Exeter City in 2010 Barry signed for Southend United where he was to score 77 goals in 155 appearances before joining Cambridge United ahead of the 2015/16 season. He finished playing for Cambridge in December 2018, after scoring 19 goals in 48 games, and remained at the club as a development coach. Continuing to work at Cambridge United during the week, Barry became manager of St. Neots Town in January 2020 as part of a partnership between the two clubs. Later, in May 2021, Barry switched back to Cambridge United in the full-time role of first-team coach and was to also act as caretaker head coach after the departure of Mark Bonner in November 2023 and again when Neil Harris left the club in February 2024.

With Garry Monk's arrival as manager in March 2024, Barry returned to his normal role. 

Appearances

Exeter City

League 34; Cups 3 (37)

Goals

League 3; FA Cup 3 (6)

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