Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Joined Rovers on transfer deadline day 26th November 2015, in a one month loan deal from Cambridge United and made his debut against Exeter City two days later.
Having made his League of Ireland First Division bow with Mervue United in a 1-0 home defeat against Athlone Town March 2009, he had registered braces against Salthill Devon, Finn Harps and Wexford Youths before a high profile move to Limerick, whom he helped secure promotion to the Irish Premier League in 2012, a season in which he was First Division Player of the Year.
Gaffney’s spell at Limerick included a hat trick in a 4-1 home victory over Bray Wanderers in August 2014, amongst his 19 goals in 44 (+6) Premier League appearances. He was Limerick’s top scorer in the 2014 season with 14 goals.
A foot injury prefaced his time at Cambridge and his League début came in September 2015 at the Abbey Stadium when, despite only playing the last nine minutes, he set up the only goal of the game against Stevenage.
The following month, his first full start enabled him to score two first half goals as Yeovil Town were defeated 3-2 at Huish Park and he played the final 20 minutes against Rovers the following weekend.
Rory scored his first Rovers goal in the 3-0 win against Dagenham & Redbridge on 19th December 2015.
Rory returned to Cambridge on 3rd January 2016 and played for them in their match against Crawley Town on 9th January.
However, he returned to The Memorial Stadium in a permanent deal on 14th January.
A firm favourite with the club’s supporters, he is looking forward to the challenge of playing League One football this season.