# mark o'brien

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# Gesture
League Two club donating portion of new shirt's sales to Irish defender who was forced to retire
Mark O’Brien had to call time on his career at the age of 27.
# Dilemma
'I thought: if I speak about my heart problems, no manager will want to sign me'
Mark O’Brien on the issues that marred his football career and the power of speaking out.
# cut short
Heart surgery forces Irish defender O'Brien to retire at 27
The news was announced today by Newport County, where he was named club captain last August.
# Done Deal
Boost for Irish defender after Wembley heartache
Mark O’Brien has signed a new two-year contract with Newport County.
# Late Drama
Heartbreak for Irish duo O'Brien and Amond as Newport suffer late play-off defeat to Tranmere
Connor Jennings’s 119th-minute header saw Tranmere secure a dramatic 1-0 win at Wembley.
# Happy Days
Joy for Irish pair as Newport win on penalties to reach play-off final
Mark O’Brien and Padraig Amond were both part of the triumph.
'We don't really fear anyone' - The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
Mark O’Brien captained his side to a memorable win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday and set up a clash with Man City.
# Underdogs
7 Irish players who could help inspire FA Cup upsets this weekend
Norwich’s Wes Hoolahan and others who could be involved in unexpected victories.
# Interview
The fall and rise of an Irish footballing prodigy turned overnight hero in south-east Wales
Mark O’Brien chats to The42 about dealing with setbacks and scoring the most important goal of his career.
# Great Escape
Watch: Irish defender the hero as 89th minute goal keeps Newport in the Football League
Mark O’Brien is unlikely to ever score a more important strike.
# Deise Delivery
Waterford forward O'Brien's goal key as UCC stage comeback to defeat UCD in Fitzgibbon Cup
UCC are now on the brink of securing a quarter-final place.
# determination
‘Suddenly, I was told I needed an operation, otherwise I could drop dead on the pitch’
Former Ireland underage international Mark O’Brien is aiming to get his career back on track after overcoming several major setbacks.
# Missing
Gardaí search for 17-year-old missing from Dublin
Mark O’Brien went missing from his home in Cherry Orchard lat Friday.
# Hip Hop
MCs sign on for Ballymun hip-hop mentoring project
Lethal Dialect (pictured), one of Ireland’s critically acclaimed rising stars, and Dean Scurry, head of Workin Class Records, will mentor the chosen artists.