# Darren O'Dea

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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.’
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.
Ex-Ireland defender O'Dea confirmed as Motherwell U18s coach
The former Celtic player retired as a player last weekend.
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'
As he prepares for his last game in professional football, ex-Ireland international Darren O’Dea reflects on his career.
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.
Despair for ex-Ireland international as Dundee relegated from Scottish Premiership
It has been a day to forget for Darren O’Dea.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.’
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Done deal: O'Dea joins Toronto FC
The 25-year-old defender was a free agent after being released by Celtic in the summer.
'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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Changes at the back for Ireland
Darren O’Dea and Stephen Kelly will both start Ireland’s vital qualifier against Russia on Tuesday evening.
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.
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.
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.
Trap looks to older heads to lead patient, positive approach
Irish manager confident that his players can exploit Macedonia’s defensive tactics.