David Cushley Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: David Cushley
  • Born: July 22nd, 1989 (Belfast)
  • Position: Winger / Forward
  • Signed: August 1st, 2005
  • First Manager: Tommy Wright
  • Left Club: May 31st, 2016
  • Career Totals: 240 appearances, 65 goals
  • Also Played For: (Lisburn) Distillery, Crusaders


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-2016 40 (1) 16 9 1 39.0% 14.6% 46.3%
2014-2015 30 (7) 11 4 0 48.6% 13.5% 37.8%
2013-2014 40 (1) 15 5 0 43.9% 19.5% 36.6%
2012-2013 40 (1) 11 9 1 36.6% 31.7% 31.7%
2009-2010 20 (16) 6 0 0 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
2008-2009 17 (7) 4 0 1 41.7% 12.5% 45.8%
2007-2008 7 (7) 2 0 0 50.0% 21.4% 28.6%
2006-2007 3 (3) 0 0 0 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
Totals: 197 (43) 65


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 19/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A) 1 - 4
 16/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A) 2 - 0
 09/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A) 4 - 2
 05/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A) 1 - 1
 12/03/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A) 2 - 0
 27/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H) 2 - 4
 12/01/16 Final vs. Linfield (A) 3 - 2
 01/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A) 4 - 3
 26/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 27/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  2 - 4
 12/01/16 Final vs. Linfield (A)  3 - 2
 01/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  4 - 3
 26/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 2
 19/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 3
 01/12/15 Semi final vs. Larne (A)  3 - 2
 31/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 31/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 27/10/15 Quarter final vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 0
 24/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 0
 17/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 3
 26/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 1
 22/09/15 Round 1 vs. Glebe Rangers (H)  5 - 0
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  6 - 1
 01/09/15 Round 2 vs. Moyola Park (A)  4 - 1
 07/02/15 Round 6 vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 1
 07/02/15 Round 6 vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 1
 31/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 2
 24/01/15 Final vs. Cliftonville (N)  2 - 3
 24/01/15 Final vs. Cliftonville (N)  2 - 3
 23/09/14 Round 1 vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 23/09/14 Round 1 vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 23/09/14 Round 1 vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 29/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 2
 23/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 0
 09/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  2 - 0
 22/02/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  3 - 2
 22/02/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  3 - 2
 08/02/14 Round 6 vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 1
 04/01/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 0
 21/12/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 0
 17/12/13 Semi final vs. Crusaders (A)  3 - 4
 17/12/13 Semi final vs. Crusaders (A)  3 - 4
 17/12/13 Semi final vs. Crusaders (A)  3 - 4
 23/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 0
 16/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Ards (H)  4 - 2
 12/11/13 Quarter final vs. Portadown (H)  4 - 0
 09/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 4
 08/10/13 Round 3 vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  3 - 0
 24/09/13 Quarter final vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 02/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Portadown (H)  6 - 1
 02/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Portadown (H)  6 - 1
 02/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Portadown (H)  6 - 1
 02/03/13 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 02/02/13 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 2
 02/02/13 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 2
 04/01/13 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  3 - 0
 29/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  3 - 3
 20/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  4 - 0
 25/09/12 Quarter final vs. Cliftonville (H)  1 - 0
 15/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 1
 26/01/10 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 3
 24/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  2 - 0
 29/09/09 Quarter final vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  4 - 1
 29/09/09 Quarter final vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  4 - 1
 19/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  2 - 1
 15/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 0
 18/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 4
 11/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H)  1 - 0
 27/02/09 IFA Premiership vs. Bangor (H)  2 - 0
 29/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  3 - 1
 18/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 0
 07/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Larne (H)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 23/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 2
 19/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  1 - 4
 16/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 09/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  4 - 2
 05/04/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 1
 12/03/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 0
 27/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  2 - 4
 12/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 30/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  2 - 4
 23/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 4
 19/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 12/01/16 Final vs. Linfield (A)  3 - 2
 09/01/16 Round 5 vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 2
 01/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  4 - 3
 26/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 2
 19/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 3
 12/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  4 - 2
 05/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 4
 01/12/15 Semi final vs. Larne (A)  3 - 2
 28/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 3
 21/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  1 - 1
 14/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  1 - 0
 07/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  0 - 1
 31/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 27/10/15 Quarter final vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 0
 24/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 0
 17/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 3
 14/10/15 Round 3 vs. Limavady United (A)  1 - 0
 10/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  2 - 3
 03/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  2 - 4
 26/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 1
 22/09/15 Round 1 vs. Glebe Rangers (H)  5 - 0
 19/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 1
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  6 - 1
 05/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  3 - 1
 01/09/15 Round 2 vs. Moyola Park (A)  4 - 1
 28/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 22/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  0 - 2
 15/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 12/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 7
 08/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 4
 25/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 0
 18/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  2 - 1
 11/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Institute (A)  2 - 1
 04/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 28/03/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  3 - 1
 21/03/15 Semi final vs. Portadown (N)  1 - 3
 06/03/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  0 - 1
 28/02/15 Quarter final vs. HW Welders (A)  3 - 2
 21/02/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 1
 14/02/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Institute (H)  3 - 0
 10/02/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 3
 07/02/15 Round 6 vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 1
 31/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 2
 24/01/15 Final vs. Cliftonville (N)  2 - 3
 17/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  5 - 5
 10/01/15 Round 5 vs. Crumlin Star (H)  4 - 0
 11/11/14 Quarter final vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  3 - 1
 08/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 01/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 4
 28/10/14 Quarter final vs. Cliftonville (A)  3 - 4
 25/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 4
 18/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  1 - 2
 11/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  2 - 2
 07/10/14 Round 3 vs. Ballyclare Com. (H)  3 - 1
 04/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 3
 27/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  2 - 2
 23/09/14 Round 1 vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 20/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  2 - 1
 06/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 3
 02/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Institute (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 2
 25/08/14 Round 2 vs. Newington (H)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 0
 16/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  3 - 2
 13/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 2
 09/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  2 - 0
 02/08/14 Final vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 0
 03/05/14 Final vs. Glenavon (N)  1 - 2
 22/04/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  0 - 1
 19/04/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 0
 12/04/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 1
 05/04/14 Semi final vs. Queens University (N)  3 - 0
 22/03/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 1
 07/03/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 3
 01/03/14 Quarter final vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  4 - 1
 22/02/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  3 - 2
 15/02/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 2
 08/02/14 Round 6 vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  0 - 1
 21/01/14 Round 5 replay vs. HW Welders (H)  1 - 0
 18/01/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 2
 14/01/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 2
 11/01/14 Round 5 vs. HW Welders (A)  2 - 2
 04/01/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 0
 01/01/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ards (A)  0 - 0
 26/12/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  3 - 2
 21/12/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 0
 17/12/13 Semi final vs. Crusaders (A)  3 - 4
 14/12/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  0 - 0
 07/12/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  0 - 1
 30/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  2 - 0
 23/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 0
 16/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Ards (H)  4 - 2
 12/11/13 Quarter final vs. Portadown (H)  4 - 0
 09/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  1 - 2
 02/11/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  3 - 4
 30/10/13 Semi final vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 1
 26/10/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 4
 19/10/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 2
 12/10/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 2
 08/10/13 Round 3 vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  3 - 0
 04/10/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 1
 28/09/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  0 - 1
 24/09/13 Quarter final vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 0
 14/09/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 4
 17/08/13 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 1
 27/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 2
 20/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Glenavon (H)  0 - 2
 16/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 0
 13/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  4 - 1
 02/04/13 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Portadown (H)  6 - 1
 30/03/13 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 5
 09/03/13 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  0 - 0
 02/03/13 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 23/02/13 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  0 - 7
 02/02/13 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 2
 29/01/13 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  0 - 0
 19/01/13 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  1 - 5
 15/01/13 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 12/01/13 Round 5 vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  2 - 1
 04/01/13 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  3 - 0
 29/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  3 - 3
 26/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 15/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 4
 08/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  1 - 2
 01/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 27/11/12 Final vs. Linfield (N)  1 - 1
 24/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 2
 17/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  0 - 8
 10/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  2 - 1
 02/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 1
 30/10/12 Semi final vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 27/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 1
 20/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  4 - 0
 13/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  2 - 1
 06/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  2 - 2
 28/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 1
 25/09/12 Quarter final vs. Cliftonville (H)  1 - 0
 22/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 4
 15/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 1
 08/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  3 - 3
 04/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  1 - 2
 31/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  2 - 0
 27/08/12 Round 2 vs. Lurgan Celtic (H)  4 - 1
 25/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 0
 18/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 0
 11/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 17/04/10 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H)  3 - 0
 06/04/10 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 4
 03/04/10 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 2
 20/03/10 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 1
 13/03/10 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (H)  0 - 0
 23/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  1 - 2
 13/02/10 Round 6 vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  5 - 2
 06/02/10 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (A)  2 - 2
 26/01/10 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 3
 23/01/10 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 3
 16/01/10 Round 5 vs. Ards (H)  0 - 0
 19/12/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 28/11/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  0 - 1
 14/11/09 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (H)  1 - 1
 10/11/09 Round 3 - Leg 2 vs. Institute (H)  1 - 2
 07/11/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  2 - 2
 31/10/09 Round 3 - Leg 1 vs. Institute (A)  1 - 2
 24/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  2 - 0
 20/10/09 Semi final vs. Crusaders (N)  0 - 1
 17/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  3 - 2
 10/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  0 - 1
 06/10/09 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 0
 29/09/09 Quarter final vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  4 - 1
 26/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 1
 19/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  2 - 1
 15/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 0
 12/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Newry (H)  1 - 2
 05/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (A)  1 - 0
 01/09/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  0 - 3
 26/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 22/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 2
 18/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  2 - 3
 15/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  1 - 2
 11/08/09 Round 1 vs. HW Welders (H)  4 - 0
 08/08/09 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  0 - 1
 02/05/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Bangor (A)  1 - 1
 25/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 2
 18/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 4
 11/04/09 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Institute (H)  1 - 0
 21/03/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 3
 14/03/09 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 07/03/09 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 2
 27/02/09 IFA Premiership vs. Bangor (H)  2 - 0
 21/02/09 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 0
 14/02/09 Round 5 vs. Crusaders (H)  0 - 1
 31/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Institute (A)  0 - 0
 27/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 2
 10/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  1 - 3
 03/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  1 - 0
 01/01/09 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 1
 26/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  2 - 0
 20/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 13/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Bangor (A)  3 - 0
 09/12/08 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 0
 29/11/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  3 - 1
 11/10/08 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 20/09/08 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 2
 16/09/08 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  1 - 2
 13/09/08 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  0 - 3
 05/04/08 Irish Premier League vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 05/01/08 Irish Premier League vs. Glenavon (H)  0 - 0
 01/01/08 Irish Premier League vs. Glentoran (A)  4 - 2
 26/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 1
 22/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Institute (H)  2 - 1
 18/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Distillery (A)  2 - 0
 15/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  2 - 0
 07/12/07 Irish Premier League vs. Larne (H)  3 - 0
 09/10/07 Group Stage vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  0 - 1
 06/10/07 Irish Premier League vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 3
 29/09/07 Irish Premier League vs. Glentoran (H)  0 - 4
 22/09/07 Irish Premier League vs. Glenavon (A)  2 - 1
 15/09/07 Group Stage vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 3
 28/08/07 Round 1 vs. Orangefield OB (H)  8 - 0
 14/04/07 Irish Premier League vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 10/04/07 Irish Premier League vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  2 - 3
 07/04/07 Irish Premier League vs. Larne (H)  3 - 0
 25/11/06 Irish Premier League vs. Distillery (H)  0 - 1
 21/10/06 Irish Premier League vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 0
 17/10/06 Round 1 vs. Dundela (H)  1 - 3


Biography

Mercurial winger who scored some fantastic long range goals during two spells at the Showgrounds.

Already an international at Under-17 level with Northern Ireland, Ballymena United manager Tommy Wright handed the 17-year-old a competitive debut in October 2006 against Dundela in the County Antrim Shield. Wright could sense the talent on his hands and used him sparingly in his senior panel to protect the young player, but openly praised Cushley as 'one of the best teenagers in Northern Ireland' during the 2006/2007 season. The winger's major contribution was applied to David Dorrian's hugely successful reserve team at the Showgrounds, who clinched a first ever Reserve League Championship for the club in May 2007.

Wright continued to oversee Cushley's development into 2007/2008 as a number of the second string title winners were blooded into the first team and played a key part in the success of the club going 14 games unbeaten during the season, with 'Cush' scoring his first senior goal in December 2007 against Larne. The sudden resignation of the manager in April 2008 would come as a blow to David, as both the himself and the team would struggle for consistency under new boss Roy Walker.

The team's poor start to the 2008/2009 season carved an opportunity for Cushley to come in and make himself a first-team regular at only 19-years-old, as it was left to many of United's younger players to help pull the club away from the threat of relegation that season. Despite finishing the previously season strongly, Walker judged the youngster's progress to not be sufficient and he was limited to appearances mainly from the bench in the latter half of the 2009/2010 campaign.

In the summer of 2010, Walker allowed the 21-year-old to re-join his former manager Tommy Wright, now at Lisburn Distillery, for a nominal fee to cover development costs. Reinvigorated by the move, Cushley fired the Whites to both a top six finish in the table and to the final of the League Cup, where he scored a late winner to stun Portadown at Mourneview Park for his first senior winner's medal.

Yet again for David, the turning point was the departure of Wright (this time to St. Johnstone to become assistant manager), Distillery struggled to recapture their form during the 2011/2012 season and found themselves surviving only via the play-offs, with Cushley scoring against Newry City in the second leg to ensure the club retained their top-flight status.

It was a former Distillery team-mate (and new Ballymena boss Glenn Ferguson) who offered a route back 'home' for the mercurial winger as in July 2012, he returned to the Showgrounds for a second spell. Ferguson built his team around the attacking talents of his new signing and was rewarded with both some spectular goals ' notably a superb 'banana' effort against Portadown which went viral. More importantly Ferguson and Cushley ended the Braidmen's 23-year trophy drought as they defeated Linfield on penalties in the County Antrim Shield final in November 2012.

The Sky Blues built a reputation of becoming cup specialists under Ferguson, despite an underwhelming league record. Cushley was vital in runs to the both the 2013/2014 Irish Cup final and the 2014/2015 League, scoring big goals in both competitions. Notably the latter, when he came off the bench to score twice albeit in vain as United suffered defeat to Cliftonville at Windsor Park.
Frustrated with the lack of success, David announced in December 2015 (shortly after another stunning goal ' from the half-way line against Linfield) that he had taken up the option to sign a pre-contract with reigning Irish League Champions, Crusaders to join them at the end of the current season. Merely a month after the announcement, he was scoring in and lifting the County Antrim Shield again having defeated Linfield at the National Stadium in stunning fashion.

Cushley made his debut for Stephen Baxter's Crusaders in their Champions League qualifier in July 2016, but it proved difficult for the winger and his new team-mates to emulate their recent success as they relinquished their ambitions of a third consecutive Gibson Cup, after losing out to a Linfield side they had also been defeated by in the final of the County Antrim Shield.

Honours
(with Ballymena United)
County Antrim Shield: (winner) 2012/2013, 2015/2016
Reserve League Championship: (winner) 2006/2007
Irish Cup: (finalist) 2013/2014
League Cup: (finalist) 2014/2015
Charity Shield: (finalist) 2014/2015
(with Lisburn Distillery)
League Cup: (winner) 2010/2011
(with Crusaders)
Irish League Championship: (runner-up) 2016/2017
County Antrim Shield: (finalist) 2016/2017

International Honours
Northern Ireland Under-19
Northern Ireland Under-17

Last updated: 22 August 2017

Last updated: 29 January 2022



Debut (as sub)

October 17th, 2006
Ballymena United 1 - 3 Dundela

County Antrim Shield (Round 1)

Full Debut

April 7th, 2007
Ballymena United 3 - 0 Larne

League (Irish Premier League)


Timeline