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Ireland's contribution to major football clubs!

Team

Player

Years

 

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Manchester United

 

Patrick O'Connell

1914-1919

Jack Peden

1893-1894
Newton Heath

Tom Morrison

1902-1904

Mickey Hamill

1910-1914

Pat O'Connell

1914-1919

James Robinson

1919-1922

Mick O'Brien

1920-1922

David Lyner

1922

Billy Behan

1933-1934

Walter McMillen

1933-1935

David Byrne

1933-1934

Tommy Breen

1937–1939

Jackie Carey

1937–1953

Sonny Feehan

1948-1950

Jackie Blanchflower

1951–1958

Jackie Scott

1952-1956

Paddy Kennedy

1953–1956

Liam Whelan

1953–1958

Noel McFarlane

1954-1955

Joe Carolan

1956-1960

Harry Gregg

1957–1966

Shay Brennan

1958–1970

Johnny Giles

1959–1963

Tony Dunne

1960–1973

Noel Cantwell

1960–1967

Ronnie Briggs

1960-1962

Jimmy Nicholson

1960-1963

Sammy McMillan

1961-1963

George Best

1963–1974

Pat Dunne

1964-1967

Don Givens

1969-1970

Sammy McIlroy

1971–1982

Trevor Anderson

1972–1974

David McCreery

1972–1979

Mick Martin

1973–1975

Gerry Daly

1973–1977

Paddy Roche

1973–1982

Tommy Jackson

1975–1977

Jimmy Nicholl

1975–1982

Chris McGrath

1976-1981

Ashley Grimes

1977–1983

Tom Connell

1978-1979

Tom Sloan

1978-1982

Kevin Moran

1979–1988

Anthony Whelan

1980-1983

Frank Stapleton

1981–1987

Norman Whiteside

1982–1989

Paul McGrath

1982–1989

Liam O'Brien

1986–1989

Derek Brazil

1988–1992

Mal Donaghy

1988–1992

Denis Irwin

1990–2002

Keith Gillespie

1992-1995

Pat McGibbon

1992-1997

Roy Keane

1993–2005

Phillip Mulryne

1996-1999

John O'Shea

1999-2011

Darron Gibson

2004-

Liam Miller

2004-2006

Jonny Evans

2006

 

 

 

Glasgow Celtic

 

Charlie Tully

1948–1959

Sean Fallon

1950–1958

Packie Bonner

1979–1997

Anton Rogan

1986–1991

Chris Morris

1987–1992

Tommy Coyne

1989–1993

Neil Lennon

2000–2007

Aiden McGeady

2005–

 

 

Liverpool

Elisha Scott *

1912–1934

Bill Lacey

1912–1915
1919–1924

Steve Heighway

1970–1981

Ronnie Whelan

1979–1994

Jim Beglin

1983–1989

Steve Staunton

1986–1991
1998–2000

John Aldridge

1987–1989

Ray Houghton

1987–1992

Phil Babb

1994–2000

Jason McAteer

1995–1999

Steve Finnan

2003–2008

 

 

Millwall

 

Eamon Dunphy

1962-1965

Keith Branagan

1988-1992

Tony Cascarino

1987-1990

Kenny Cunningham

1989-1994

Jon Goodman

1990-1994

Charlie Hurley

1953-1957

Mark Kennedy

1992-1995

Mick McCarthy

1990-1992

Kevin O'Callaghan

 

Steven Reid

1997-2003

Richard Sadlier

 

Gary Waddock

1989-1991

 

 

Aston Villa

 

Con Martin

1948–1956

Danny Blanchflower

1951–1954

Peter McParland

1952–1962

Pat Saward

1955–1961

Paul McGrath

1991–1998
2000–2003

Andy Townsend

1993–1997

 

 

Arsenal

Joe Toner

1919–1926

Alec Mackie

1921–1926

Andy Kennedy

1922–1928

Joe Haverty

1954–1961

Billy McCullough

1958–1966

Eddie Magill

1959–1965

Terry Neill

1960–1970

Pat Rice

1967–1980

Sammy Nelson

1969–1981

Liam Brady

1973–1980

David O'Leary

1975–1993

Frank Stapleton

1975–1981

John Devine

1976–1983

Pat Jennings

1977–1984

 

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Jack Kirwan

1899 - 1905

Charlie O'Hagan

1903 - 1907

Pat Jennings

1964 - 1977

Joe Kinnear

1966 - 1975

Gerry Armstrong

1976 - 1980

Jimmy Holmes

1977- 1981

Tony Galvin

1979 - 1987

Chris Hughton

1979 - 1990

Stephen Carr

1993 - 2004

Gary Doherty

2000 - 2004

Robbie Keane*

2002-2008

2009-

 

 

 

Blackburn Rovers

Tony Dunne

1973–1979

Jeff Kenna

 

Damien Duff

1996-2003

Steven Reid

 

Lee Carsley

 

Shay Given

 

Alan Mahon

 

Jason McAteer

 

Kevin Moran

 

Steven Reid

 

Noel Brotherston

 

Derek Dougan

 

Keith Gillespie

 

Gary Hamilton

 

Jimmy Quinn

 

Allan Hunter

 

Damien Johnson

 

 

 

Bolton Wanderers

 

Jim McDonagh

1976-1980
1981-1983

Gerry McElhinney

1980-1985

Jason McAteer

1992–1995

Keith Branagan

1992-2000

 

 

 

 

Newcastle United

Billy McCracken

1904–1924

Alf McMichael

1949–1962

Dick Keith

1956–1964

David Craig

1962–1978

Mick Martin

1978–1983

John Anderson

1982–1991

Keith Gillespie

1995–1998

Aaron Hughes

1996–2005

Shay Given

1997–2009

Andrew O'Brien

2001–2005

Stephen Carr

2004–2008

 

 

 

Everton

Billy Scott

1904–1912

Val Harris

1908–1914

Bill Lacey

1909–1912

David Ried

1920–1926

Bobby Irvine

1921–1928

Jackie Coulter

1934–1937

Alex Stevenson

1934–1949

Johnny Carey

1942–1943

Tommy Eglington

1946–1957

Peter Farrell

1946–1957

Peter Corr

1948–1949

Jimmy O'Neill

1950–1960

Don Donovan

1951–1958

Mick Meagan

1952–1964

Billy Bingham

1960–1962

Dave Clements

1973–1975

Kevin Sheedy

1982–1992

Lee Carsley

2002–2008

Kevin Kilbane

2003–2006

 

 

 

Glasgow Rangers

Bert Manderson

1915–1927

Billy McCandless

1920–1930

Robert J. Hamilton

1927–1933

Robert McDonald

1928–1938

Sam English

1931–1933

Billy Simpson

1950–1959

John McClelland

1981–1985

Jimmy Nicholl

1983–1984
1986–1989

Whitey McDonald

1928-1939

Alex Stevenson

1932-1934

Alex Craig

 

Peter Doherty

1936–1945

 

 

Manchester City

Billy Walsh

1938–1950

Mickey Hamill

1920-1924

Paddy Fagan

1953–1960

Johnny Crossan

1965–1967

Mick McCarthy

1983-1987

Niall Quinn

1990–1996

Terry Phelan

1992–1995

Jeff Whitley

1996–2001

Kevin Horlock

1996–2003

Richard Dunne[

2000–

Stephen Ireland

2005-

 

 

Leeds United

Harry Duggan

1925-1936

Bobby Browne

1935-1947

Jim Twomey

1937-1949

David Cochrane

1937-1950

Noel Peyton

1958-1963

John Giles

1963-1975

John Sheridan

1982-1989

Gary Kelly

1991-2007

Ian Harte

1995-2004

Stephen McPhail

1996-2004

David Healy

2004-2007

Paul Butler

2004-2007

Jonathan Douglas

2005-

 

 

Stoke City

 

Glenn Whelan

2008-

Liam Lawrence

2007-

Rory Delap

2007-

Terry Conroy

1967-1979

 

 

Queens Park Rangers

Don Givens

1972-1978

Pat Brady

1950s-1960s

Ray Brady

1963

Colin Clarke

1989-1990

Damien Delaney

2008

Billy McAdams

1953-1959

Alan McDonald

1981-1997

Michael Robinson

1984-1986

Brian Barry-Murphy

2003–2004

 

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday

Graham Coughlan

2005–2007

Roy Coyle

1972–1974

Hugh Dowd

1974–1978

Bill Fallon

1938–1939

Tony Galvin

1987–1989

Eddie Gannon

1949–1955

Derek Geary

1997–2004

Alan Quinn

1997–2004

John Sheridan

1989–1996

Glenn Whelan

2004–2008

Danny Wilson

1990–1993

Nigel Worthington

1984–1994

 

 

 

 

Sheffield United

 

Jimmy Dunne

1926-1934

Billy Gillespie

1913-1932

Alan Kelly

1992-1999

 

 

Paddy Kenny

2002-

Derek Geary

2004-

Stephen Quinn

2005-

 

 

Derby County

 

Gerry Daly

1977-1978

David Langan

1975-1980

Paul McGrath

1996-1997

Frank Stapleton

1987-1988

Peter Doherty

1945-1946

Archie Goodall

1889-1903

 

 

 

Bristol Rovers

Harry Buckle

1907-1908

Sam Irving

1932-1933

Jimmy McCambridge

1933-1936

Matt O'Mahoney

1936-1939

Ronnie Briggs

1965-1968

Adrian Coote

2002-2003

Jeff Hughes

2008-present

Frank McCourt

1949-1950

James Quinn

2001-2002

Ciaran Toner

2001-2002

Graham Barrett

2000-2001

Miah Dennehy

1978-1980

Mickey Evans

2000-2001

Joe Haverty

1964-1965

Gary Waddock

1992-1994

 

 

Charlton Athletic

 

Dean Kiely

1999-2006

Mark Kinsella

1996-2002

Alexander Steele

1921-1926

Don Townsend

1954-1962

Ray Treacy

1967-1972

 

 

 

 

Luton Town

Tom Aherne

1948-1957

Seamus Dunne

1951-1961

George Cummins

1953-1961

Mal Donaghy

1978-1988
1989-1990

Kingsley Black

1987-1992

Danny Wilson

1987-1990

Gary Waddock

1994-1998

Kevin Foley

2002-2007

Keith Keane

2003-

 

 

 

 

Reading

 

Eamon Dunphy

1975-1977

Jimmy Quinn

1992-1997

Stephen Hunt

2005-

Kevin Doyle

2005-

Shane Long

2005-

 

 

 

 

Wolverhampton

 

Mark Kennedy

 

 

 

Birmingham City

Maik Taylor

2003-

Damien Johnson

2002–

Jim Hagan

1982–1986

Kenny Cunningham

2002–2006

Jon McCarthy

1997–2002

Ray Ferris

1949–1953

Dave Langan

1980–1983

Liam Daish

1994–1996

Clinton Morrison

2002–2005

Stephen Kelly

2006–

Jeff Kenna

2001–2004

Don Givens

1978–1981

Danny Sonner

2000–2001

Jim Higgins

1949–1952

 

 

 

 

The brutal contract-killing of Veronica Guerin also tragically had its connections with Manchester; Veronica, a journalist and mother, was buried with her beloved Eric Cantona Manchester United shirt draped over the coffin.

 

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