Jody Byrne (footballer)
|Full name||Joseph Byrne|
|Date of birth||30 April 1963|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|1983–1990||Shamrock Rovers F.C.||196||(0)|
|1995–1996||Cork City F.C.||29||(0)|
|1996–1997||Drogheda United F.C.||27||(0)|
|2001–2002||St Patrick's Athletic F.C.||?||(0)|
|2001–2002||Dublin City F.C.||?||(0)|
|1987–1995||League of Ireland XI||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
After playing for Cambridge Boys he moved to Dundalk F.C. where he was an understudy to Richie Blackmore. He did make his debut, keeping a clean sheet, at Finn Harps on 13 February 1983. He made a total of 2 appearances for Dundalk keeping 2 clean sheets in his 2 years there.
In his 7 years at Rovers Byrne played 196 league games keeping 76 clean sheets. He played 302 competitive games altogether including 8 games in the European Champion Clubs' Cup keeping 2 clean sheets. He was Player of the Year on two occasions in 1986/87 and 1988/89 Shamrock Rovers#Player of the Year Award recipients. He was everpresent for two consecutive seasons: 1987/88 and 1988/89.
In 1990, he moved to Shelbourne F.C.  where he helped the Reds to their first league title in 30 years in 1992 and their first FAI Cup success in thirty years in 1993. He got sent off after only 27 seconds on St Patrick's Day 1992!.
He then had spells at Cork City and Dundalk again.
- Shamrock Rovers
- League of Ireland / League of Ireland Premier Division (4): 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87
- FAI Cup (3): 1985, 1986, 1987
- LFA President's Cup (2): 1984-85, 1987–88
- Dublin City Cup (1): 1983-84
- Shamrock Rovers Player of the Year (2): 1986-87, 1988–89