Paul McShane

Soccer Player

Paul McShane was born in Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland on January 6th, 1986 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 38, Paul McShane biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 6, 1986
Place of Birth
Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
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Association Football Player
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Paul McShane Life

Paul David McShane (born 6 January 1986) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Rochdale and the Republic of Ireland national team. McShane was crowned with the 2003 FA Youth Cup with Manchester United.

Before his moves to Sunderland, Hull City, and then Reading with two further loan spells in between the two teams, he had loan stints with Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion.

He made his way into the Republic of Ireland national team, making his debut in 2006.

For UEFA Euro 2012, he was brought from the international wilderness to the Irish team.

Early life

McShane, a boy from Wicklow, began his career with Greystones United, as well as playing for Newtown Juniors and St. David's secondary school. He later joined St Joseph's Boys, a youth club based in south Dublin.


Paul McShane Career

Club career

In the summer of 2002, he signed for Manchester United. He was loaned to Walsall in December 2004, where he appeared in four league games and scored once against Sheffield Wednesday. In the final of the 2003 FA Youth Cup, he played for Manchester United, who beat Middlesbrough 3-1.

He appeared in pre-season friendly games and was ranked 34, but did not make his Manchester United debut.

He moved to Brighton and Hove Albion in August 2005 on an initial five-month loan contract. The loan was also extended for the entirety of the 2005-06 season. By the fans, McShane was named Player of the Season, as well as the Season's away supporters' Player of the Season.

McShane and fellow 2003 FA Youth Cup winner Luke Steele moved to West Bromwich Albion on a permanent basis in a loan that saw Tomasz Kuszczak join United on a season-long loan with a permanent deal agreed for the following summer. In a 3–0 victory over Leyton Orient in the League Cup on August 24, 2006. He made his West Brom debut. Albion beat Leeds United in the FA Cup on January 6, 2007, a 3–1 win. It was the first of three goals he scored for the club in 42 appearances.

McShane joined Sunderland for the first £1.5 million charge on July 26, 2007. McShane's first match for the Black Cats ended in success, with his contribution to Sunderland's clean sheet and a 1–0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunderland, a newly promoted to the Premier League, accepted a loan offer for McShane from Hull City on August 29, 2008. He scored the opening goal at Anfield in a league match against Liverpool on December 13, 2008. Hull's last game during his loan spell was an FA Cup win over Newcastle United on January 14, 2009, as he was recalled to Sunderland by boss Ricky Sbragia.

McShane returned to Hull on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee on August 30. He joined Barnsley on a two-month loan, but Hull were given the opportunity to recall him after 28 days. In a 4–2 victory over Bristol City on 9 April 2011, he scored his first goal for Barnsley.

McShane joined Crystal Palace on a one-month loan on January 13, 2012. On January 31, 2012, McShane's loan at Palace was in effect until the 2011-12 season.

McShane's season in 2012-2013 continued much better than his previous appearances at Hull, with him often deployed as part of Hull's new system of a three-man defense. On December 1, 2012, he scored his first goal in over four years, and he was adamant to help Hull beat Nottingham Forest 2–1. McShane made more solid contributions in 27 appearances that season, before being suspended for the remainder of the season with ankle ligament damage suffered in a match against Nottingham Forest. McShane's long-term future at the club was in jeopardy as his deal came to an end at the end of the season. However, McShane returned to the team unexpectedly before the season's end. McShane began his career on May 4th in a match against Cardiff City, which the Tigers had to win to guarantee promotion to the Premier League. Robbie Brady's inswinging corner was met by McShane's right foot in the 63rd minute of the match, who saw the ball nestle in the corner of the net to give his team the lead. This meant that the Irishman had possibly scored the goal to advance Hull, despite Watford's subsequent loss to Leeds United (who remained adamant). Stephen Quinn, a match captain, said, "Mac's my age and I want to be like him." I want to organize my life as he does. He dedicates his entire life to playing. He's had knock-downs in the past, but that's the measure of the man. That's why I love him more; he comes right from something like that. Wherever you go, he's an mighty man who can be found in the trenches. McShane will be offered a new deal in the top flight for the next season, according to Steve Bruce. McShane signed a new two-year contract with Hull City on July 8, 2013.

McShane's 2013–14 Premier League season began slowly as he was mainly named as a substitute for the first two months of the season, but he was eventually included in the starting eleven against Tottenham Hotspur, a match in which he was able to hold the home team out up until a contentious 80th-minute penalty. He started his match against Tottenham, but this time in the League Cup three days later, and put in a similar effort, scoring a header against a helpless Brad Friedel in the 99th minute. In a 1–0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday, he continued this up with another outstanding show, netting the Tigers a clean sheet. He appeared as a replacement in the 2014 FA Cup Final against Arsenal on May 17th.

Hull City released McShane and five other players who were out of contract at the end of the 2014–15 season on May 28.

McShane signed a three-year deal with Reading on July 2nd, 2015. In a 2–1 loss to Birmingham City on August 8, he made his first professional appearance for the Royals. McShane's first goal for Reading came during a 3–1 win over West Bromwich Albion, where he scored the equalizer during the FA Cup Fifth Round match at the Madejski Stadium on February 20, 2016.

At the end of the 2018--19 season, he was released by Reading at the end of the season.

McShane had joined Rochdale's League One side on a short-term deal until January 2020, according to the team's website on October 10. In mid-January 2020, this was postponed by 18 months.

When coaching in the youth set-up, he returned to former Manchester United as an overage player in under-23s matches on July 23. He retired from playing at the end of the season and took up a full time as the club's Professional Development Phase coach after being active in the 2021–22 EFL Trophy.

International career

McShane was granted his first senior international call-up to the Republic of Ireland's squad by manager Steve Staunton on Saturday 25 September 2006 for the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers against Cyprus and the Czech Republic. McShane was given his first international cap against the Czech Republic on October 11th, 2006, due to Andy O'Brien's injury and Richard Dunne's suspension (the two central defenders who had started the match against Cyprus). McShane was named man of the match after the match ended 1–1, with McShane named man of the match. McShane was part of the team that lost out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup after losing to France in Paris in a play-off, and he was the Irish player directly behind Thierry Henry when Henry doubled back in extra time before finally advancing to score an illegitimate but accepted goal.

Following an injury to Kevin Foley ahead of the tournament, he was called from the international wilderness to the Irish UEFA Euro 2012 squad on May 29th.


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