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#Darren O'Dea

# darren-odea - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Ireland youngster Luca Connell impresses as Celtic prepare for 10-in-a-row tilt

‘I’m sure the club have a good plan for him. He’s got plenty of talent, that’s for sure.’

# darren-odea - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Ex-Irish defender Darren O'Dea appointed manager of Celtic's U18s

He adds to the growing Irish influence among the club’s youth ranks.

# darren-odea - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Ex-Ireland defender O'Dea confirmed as Motherwell U18s coach

The former Celtic player retired as a player last weekend.

# darren-odea - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Former Ireland international Darren O'Dea sent off 19 minutes into final professional appearance

The defender was dismissed early on as Dundee FC suffered a 3-2 defeat to St Mirren.

'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army' Looking Back This post contains videos

'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army'

As he prepares for his last game in professional football, ex-Ireland international Darren O’Dea reflects on his career.

# darren-odea - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Darren O'Dea to 'retire from full-time football' and will focus on coaching

The Ireland international says he feels he has plenty left in the tank as he takes up a long-term career path.

# darren-odea - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Despair for ex-Ireland international as Dundee relegated from Scottish Premiership

It has been a day to forget for Darren O’Dea.

# darren-odea - Saturday 5 January, 2019

'I'm embarrassed by it': Darren O'Dea apologises after receiving two-game ban for feigning injury

The Dubliner was handed a two-game ban after an incident with Livingston substitute Jack Hamilton.

# darren-odea - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Ntcham's 25-yard strike keeps Celtic top on goal difference after narrow win over Dundee Unbeaten This post contains videos

Ntcham's 25-yard strike keeps Celtic top on goal difference after narrow win over Dundee

The French midfielder hit the decisive goal just after the hour mark.

# darren-odea - Friday 6 October, 2017

'I kept hearing about style of play - Ireland have performed the same way since I've been alive' COYBIG This post contains videos

'I kept hearing about style of play - Ireland have performed the same way since I've been alive'

Darren O’Dea joined Close Calls to give his thoughts on Martin O’Neill’s new contract, team selection, and Ireland’s final qualifiers.

# darren-odea - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'All I could think about was football and how crap I had played. It was consuming everything'

Former Celtic youth product and Ireland U21 striker Diarmuid O’Caroll fell out of love with the game before discovering his real passion.

# darren-odea - Thursday 7 January, 2016

A former Ireland international has returned to Scotland after a stint in India

The 28-year-old made the cut for Giovanni Trapattoni’s Euro 2012 squad.

# darren-odea - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'Rangers should be stripped of titles if they broke tax rules'- Darren O'Dea

The former Celtic defender thinks they benefited from a ‘obvious sporting advantage.’

# darren-odea - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Here's every Republic of Ireland player abroad that moved during the summer transfer window

Here are the deals that have been confirmed following Deadline Day.

# darren-odea - Sunday 12 July, 2015

An ex-Ireland international will be managed by Nicolas Anelka in India next season

“Every team needs one marquee player to bring a bit of attention to the league.”

# darren-odea - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Look away now if you're squeamish! The knock Darren O'Dea sustained yesterday is nasty

The defender hopes to be fit for next week, however.

# darren-odea - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Darren O'Dea given chance to revive career as Blackpool sign defender on short-term deal

The 27-year-old had been without a club since leaving Metalurh Donetsk in August.

# darren-odea - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Donetsk's O'Dea fresh and fit again after long-haul 'collapse'

After some initial trepidation, the defender is speaking Russian and loving life with Metalurh.

# darren-odea - Monday 15 July, 2013

O'Dea set for Ukraine move after leaving Toronto

The North American club’s coach said the Irishman received an offer that he “couldn’t turn down”.

# darren-odea - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Ireland's Darren O'Dea set to leave Toronto FC

The Irish international defender has said he is less than pleased at having to leave the MLS club.

# darren-odea - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

For $100, Darren O'Dea is going to show you how to play football

The Irish defender will teach lucky Canadian youths the footballing basics later this month.

# darren-odea - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Late switch: Alex Pearce added to Ireland squad

The Reading defender has been added to the squad in place of Darren O’Dea who will remain in Toronto.

# darren-odea - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

O’Dea excited ahead of Nelsen’s arrival at Toronto

The Irish defender is looking forward to linking up with the OPR defender, who has been named as the new head coach of the MLS club.

# darren-odea - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Keogh and Clifford earn late Ireland call-ups

The duo come in for Aiden McGeady and Keith Fahey, who have been ruled out of the Greece friendly.

# darren-odea - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Cox and O'Dea handed starts, as Ireland team to face Kazakhstan is announced

Robbie Keane and Jonathan Walters will lead the line in attack.

# darren-odea - Friday 3 August, 2012

Done deal: O'Dea joins Toronto FC

The 25-year-old defender was a free agent after being released by Celtic in the summer.

# darren-odea - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up

The Hull City defender was conscious that his fortune meant disappointment for his friend, Kevin Foley.

Foley feels 'betrayed' after axing from Euro 2012 squad

The Wolves defender insists he was fit to play against Bosnia but was told to rest until he reached the training camp in Italy.

# darren-odea - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Space on the plane: Trap's Euro 2012 defensive options

We continue our countdown to Ireland’s Euro 2012 squad announcement with a look at the men who would be Trap’s backline this summer.

# darren-odea - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Long and Keane to lead Ireland's attack

Shane Long, Darren O’Dea and Aiden McGeady all start for Ireland against the Czech Republic tomorrow night.

# darren-odea - Monday 27 February, 2012

Red carpet: here are your winners from last night's FAI Awards

That knees-up in Hollywood wasn’t the only big awards bash last night, you know…

# darren-odea - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Gibson a doubt for Estonia playoff, as Ireland's injury woes continue

The United midfielder has been added to a long list of players who face fitness battles ahead of the games.

# darren-odea - Monday 24 October, 2011

Irish Eye: Doyle saves McCarthy's blushes, for now

Once again, we’ve travelled around the grounds in England and Scotland. Here’s our report card on the Irish lads in action.

# darren-odea - Monday 5 September, 2011

Changes at the back for Ireland

Darren O’Dea and Stephen Kelly will both start Ireland’s vital qualifier against Russia on Tuesday evening.

# darren-odea - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Destination unknown: Trap's lads facing a summer of upheaval

It’s a big week for the Boys in Green as the summer transfer window steams up a little.

# darren-odea - Friday 3 June, 2011

Cox to partner Keane up front as Trap names team

After a week of speculation, the Italian has confirmed the XI that will face Macedonia tomorrow night.

# darren-odea - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Trap: Result proves I picked the right men for the job

Performances of O’Dea, Gibson and Foley proved that they were right to start, says Ireland boss.

# darren-odea - Friday 25 March, 2011

Trap looks to older heads to lead patient, positive approach

Irish manager confident that his players can exploit Macedonia’s defensive tactics.