Derek O'Brien (footballer born 1979)
Derek O'Brien in action for Galway against Shamrock Rovers 'B' in the 2014 League of Ireland First Division at Eamon Deacy Park
|Full name||Derek O'Brien|
|Date of birth||November 14, 1979|
|Place of birth||Tralee, Ireland|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2008||St Patrick's Athletic||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:32, 2 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
O'Brien is a left winger with plenty of speed and trickery. He was an integral part of Galway United's first season back in the Premier Division in 2007. So much so that he was elected to the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year and he was subsequently voted Galway United player of the year for 2007. He also won the Galway United Supporter's Trust (GUST) 2007 player of the year award. O'Brien was subject to interest from Derry City who are believed to have offered him an excellent deal, however he opted to commit himself to the Tribesmen for another season at least. In July 2008 he signed for St Patrick's Athletic F.C. from Galway United. He stayed at St Pats for one season before returning to Galway United in January 2009. He signed for Cork City in February 2011. Following his release from Cork at the end of their 2011 League of Ireland First Division winning season, O'Brien joined Limerick. He was a member of the Limerick squad which won the 2012 First Division title. After leaving the Blues, he joined Salthill Devon before the 2013 season.
- Connacht Senior Cup (1): 2008
- PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year - 2007
- PFAI First Division Team of the Year - 2006
- "PFAI and Ford announce nominees for annual awardsccessdate=2011-02-18". http://www.fai.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2615.
- "Derek O’Brien Galway United Football Club". http://www.galwayunitedfc.ie/derek-obrien.
- "Foster Appointed Galway United Manager". http://www.galwayunitedfc.ie/squad/foster-appointed-galway-united-manager.html.
- "Derek O’Brien Signs". http://www.corkcityfc.net/home/2011/02/18/derek-obrien-signs/.
- "Derek O'Brien wings it to Cork". http://www.airtricityleague.ie/index.php/clubs/first-division/cork-city/latest-news/3367-derek-obrien-wings-it-to-cork.