Alan Cawley (born 3 January 1982 in Sligo) is a retired footballer.

Before signing for Leeds United Alan attended Summerhill College in Sligo. Alan began his career at Leeds United and had a spell at Sheffield Wednesday before returning to Ireland to sign for UCD. His impressive performances for the students earned him a move to Shelbourne where he won a league winners medal. He had loan spells at Longford Town and Waterford United before returning for a second spell at Belfield. Alan made his debut for St Patrick's Athletic on the 18/02/09 vs a Chelsea XI where he scored his first goal for the club, a wonderful free kick into the top left corner.

Alan signed for Dundalk on 24 December 2009, making him newly appointed manager Ian Foster, first signing at the club. Foster commented "I am pleased to be able to complete the first of my new signings for next season, and Alan is a player who have impressed me over the last couple of seasons. He is a natural footballer who revels in playing the ball on the ground and is a natural fit for the attacking style that I want to employ." After being plagued with injury throughout the 2010 season Cawley made only ten appearances. On February 6 Cawley signed for Portadown.

Alan is Sligo native and has represented Ireland at all levels up to Under 18.

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