Synan Braddish spent most of his career playing in the League of Ireland.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Braddish played five seasons with Dundalk under manager Jim McLaughlin, helping the club win seven trophies including the League of Ireland title in 1976 and the FAI Cup in both 1977 and 1981. His team-mates at the club included, among others, Terry Flanagan, Dermot Keely and Cathal Muckian. Described as an elegant and intelligent midfielder, Braddish scored 17 goals during his time at Dundalk – 12 in the league and 7 in cup competitions. He scored his first goal for the club on August 17 1975 against Drogheda United in a 2-2 draw in the Donegan Cup. Dundalk eventually won the game 3-1 on penalties.
On April 6 1977 at Dalymount Park, Braddish scored in a 1-0 win against St Patrick's Athletic in an FAI Cup semi-final replay. On January 23 1978 he scored a hat trick in the league in a 6-2 win against Shelbourne.
In the summer of 1978 Braddish, together with Derek Carroll and Brian Duff, was one three Dundalk players sold to Liverpool for a combined fee of £50,000.
However none of the trio managed to get a first team game and both Braddish and Duff returned to Dundalk the following season. On January 29 1980 Braddish scored a second hat trick for Dundalk, again against Shelbourne, helping the club to a 9-0 win in the league.
After leaving Dundalk, Braddish went onto play for both St Patrick's Athletic and Athlone Town. Among his team mates at the former club were Joey Malone, Dave Henderson and a young Paul McGrath.
Republic of Ireland international
While playing for Dundalk, Braddish also made 2 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, winning both caps in April 1978. He made his international debut, under Johnny Giles, on April 5 in a 4-2 win against Turkey. He came on as late substitute in the 67th minute during the friendly at Lansdowne Road. He then won his second and last cap on April 12 when he started for the Republic in a 3-0 away defeat against Poland.
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