Jay McGrath

    • Position: Defender
    • Number: 26
    • Age: 20 (15th April, 2003)

    John Alan (Jay) McGrath joined St Pat's in February 2023 on loan from Championship side Coventry City ahead of the new League of Ireland season.

    McGrath joined Coventry City from Northern Premier Division side Mickleover FC in the summer of 2020, signing a three year contract at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

    Jay was named Captain of Coventry U21s and helped them to the U21 league title last season, he has also featured regularly for their U23s, he also had short term loan spell at National League North side Alfreton Town last season.

    The left footed centre-back made his first start for The Saints in the 2-1 defeat away to Sligo Rovers and retained his place in the side for the 2-0 defeat to Bohemians, the 2-2 draw at Shamrock Rovers and the 3-0 win against UCD, he was also nominated for the St Patrick's Athletic / Manguard Plus Player of the Month for March.

    On the international front, having initially been in the training squad, the 19-year-old was called-up to the Ireland U21s for the first time for the friendly international against Iceland in March, he was an unused substitute in the 2-1 victory at Turners Cross.

    Jay's dad John McGrath is a former professional footballer himself, having joined Aston Villa as a teenager in 1999, John's most notable spell in England came with Burton Albion where he played over 200 games during his six years there.

    John has been a regular at St Pat's games since Jay's arrival on loan.

    Signed for Doncaster Rovers at the end of the 2023 season.


    Previous Clubs: Mickleover FC (2019), Coventry City (2020-)

    Statistics (All Time)

    32

    Games

    2415

    Minutes

    1

    Goals

    8

    Yellow

    1

    Red

    Appearances (All Competitions)

    27

    League

    4

    FAI Cup

    0

    League Cup

    0

    Leinster Senior Cup

    0

    President's Cup

    1

    Europe

    Goals (All Competitions)

    1

    League

    0

    FAI Cup

    0

    League Cup

    0

    Leinster Senior Cup

    0

    President's Cup

    0

    Europe

    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    November, 3rd 2023LeagueDerry City3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    October, 8th 2023FAI CupCork City0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    September, 29th 2023LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    September, 15th 2023FAI CupFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    September, 1st 2023LeagueShelbourne2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    August, 25th 2023LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    August, 20th 2023FAI CupDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    August, 11th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Bohemians0REPORT
    August, 4th 2023LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    July, 23rd 2023FAI CupLongford Town1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    July, 20th 2023Europa Conference LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2F91 Diddeleng3REPORT
    July, 7th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
    June, 30th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic7UCD0REPORT
    June, 26th 2023LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    June, 23rd 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Shelbourne0REPORT
    June, 9th 2023LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    June, 5th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Derry City1REPORT
    June, 2nd 2023LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    May, 26th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Dundalk1REPORT
    May, 19th 2023LeagueShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    May, 15th 2023LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    May, 12th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Drogheda United0REPORT
    May, 5th 2023LeagueCork City2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    May, 1st 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers1REPORT
    April, 21st 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
    April, 14th 2023LeagueBohemians2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    April, 10th 2023LeagueDrogheda United1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    April, 7th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City0REPORT
    March, 31st 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD0REPORT
    March, 17th 2023LeagueShamrock Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    March, 10th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Bohemians2REPORT
    March, 6th 2023LeagueSligo Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    June, 5th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Derry City1REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    September, 1st 2023LeagueShelbourne2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    August, 20th 2023FAI CupDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    August, 4th 2023LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    May, 1st 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers1REPORT
    April, 14th 2023LeagueBohemians2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    March, 17th 2023LeagueShamrock Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    March, 10th 2023LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Bohemians2REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    September, 1st 2023LeagueShelbourne2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT

    07/04/2023St Patrick's Athletic Defender Jay McGrath Is Following In His Dad's Footsteps
    07/04/2023The League Of Ireland Deserves More Respect, Insists Saints' Jay McGrath
    14/02/2023St Patrick's Athletic Sign Ireland Under-19 Defender Jay McGrath On Loan From Coventry City
    14/02/2023St Patrick's Athletic Swoop For Coventry Defender Jay McGrath

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