Dave opted for soccer and wasn’t considered for the Cork senior football team and Cork reached their first All-Ireland final since the triumph of 1973, but they lost out Meath in the decider.
In 1991, Barry brought an end to his Gaelic football career but continued to play soccer and he finally tasted success in 1992 when City won the League title under the guidance of Noel O’Mahony.
Dave Barry played with Delanys on Cork’s northside up to the age of 17 winning a U14 Féile hurling championship with the club.
He transferred to St Finbarr's and won four senior football championships and two All-Irelands.
Barry won two All-Ireland U21 medals with Cork as well as two senior All-Ireland titles in 1989 and 1990. He was voted Man of the Match in '89.
On the soccer front, he starred as a player and then led Cork City to an FAI Cup triumph in '98 as manager before stepping down in 2000.