Date of birth: 20th October 1991
Branagan began his career in the Bolton Wanderers youth academy before joining Bury’s youth set-up. He joined their first team squad in 2009, making his debut for the club the following season against Southend United. During his time at Bury he made his debut for the Republic of Ireland U21’s against Cyprus. He left Bury in 2012 and joined Salford City for a year before signing for Macc in 2013. Over the last few seasons, Branagan has proved to be a valuable member of the Silkmen squad, but with the departure of Shwan Jalal, Ritchie will be hoping to become a regular between the sticks this term.