Player Profile

Stephen Folan

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Name: Stephen Folan

Date of birth: 14 January 1992

Position: Centre-back

Birth place: Galway

2017 appearances: 37

2017 goals: 5

Total Galway United appearances: 62

Total Galway United goals: 5

Former clubs: Newcastle United, Limerick, Sligo Rovers, Cork City

Sponsor: Friends of Steve Senior


Folan joined Newcastle United from Salthill Devon when he was 16. After spending four years at St. James Park, he returned to Ireland, spending two seasons at Limerick before moving on to Sligo Rovers.

Folan has been capped for Ireland from under-15 up to under-19 level. He was also called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad while playing for Limerick.

Cork City manager John Caulfield brought Folan to Leeside in July 2015 but he found his opportunities limited at Turners Cross. The 24-year-old defender joined his hometown club from Cork City at the end of the 2015 season and he went on to make 25 appearances for Galway United in 2015.

In December 2016, Folan signed a contract extension with Galway United.