Graham Cummins

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Graham Cummins
Graham Cummins 30-11-2013 1.jpg
Cummins playing for Rochdale in 2013
Personal information
Full name Graham Rickard Cummins[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-29) 29 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Cork, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 31
Youth career
Tramore Athletic
College Corinthians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Cobh Ramblers 77 (17)
2009 Waterford United 28 (17)
2010–2012 Cork City 62 (42)
2012–2014 Preston North End 34 (4)
2013–2014 Rochdale (loan) 27 (4)
2014– Exeter City 8 (3)
National team
2010 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:16, 19 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Graham Rickard Cummins (born 29 December 1987) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Exeter City. He plays as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cummins played the majority of his schoolboy football with Tramore Athletic, and also had a spell with College Corinthians.

Cobh Ramblers[edit]

Cummins joined Cobh Ramblers in 2006 and achieved promotion with them in his second season under Stephen Henderson. He scored 11 league goals as Cobh won the First Division, and he was named in the PFAI First Division Team of the Year.[2] He continued to play for Cobh in the Premier Division in 2008, but they were relegated that year.

Waterford United[edit]

After Cobh were relegated from the league the following season, Cummins moved onto Waterford United,[3] where he again linked up with Stephen Henderson, former Cobh Ramblers manager. He won the Munster Senior Cup with Waterford that year. Graham enjoyed great personal success in his first and only season with the club, he became one of the club's top scorers, scoring 17 league goals, and he was named in the PFAI First Division Team of the Year for the second time in his career.

Cork City[edit]

In March 2010 Cummins signed for his local club Cork City.[4] Graham was called up to the Ireland U23 squad versus Estonia in September 2010.[5] He played the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 away win.[6] In October 2010 Graham was named in the PFAI First Division Team of the Year and won the PFAI First Division Player of the Year award.[7][8] He finished the season as City's top scorer, and joint top scorer in the First Division with 18 league goals. Graham scored his first hat-trick for City in a 5–0 league win over Finn Harps on 15 April 2011.[9][10] He scored the winner against St.Pats in the quarter final of the Ea sports cup.

Record Breaker[edit]

On 4 October 2011, in a game against Monaghan, Cummins scored his 21st goal of the season, becoming the first ever Cork City player to score more than 20 league goals in a season. The previous record was held by Pat Morley (who is a first cousin of Grahams mother, Susan Morley), who had on two occasions scored 20 league goals in a season. He went on to score 24 goals that season including the goal that clinched the First Division title for Cork City away to rivals Shelbourne in the 94th minute of the final game of the season at Tolka Park

Preston North End[edit]

On 30 January 2011, Cork City announced that they had accepted a transfer bid for Cummins from Preston North End.[11]

On 2 September 2013, Cummins signed for Rochdale on loan until January 2014.[12]

Exeter City[edit]

On 15 August 2014, Cummins signed a one-year contract with Exeter City on a free transfer following his release from Preston North End. Cummins made his debut in the 3–0 defeat at Home Park, coming on as a substitute. [13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cobh Ramblers

Waterford United

Cork City

Individual[edit]

  • PFAI First Division Player of the Year (2): 2011, 2010
  • PFAI First Division Team of the Year (4): 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cummins, GR (Graham)", English National Football Archive 
  2. ^ "PFAI and Ford announce nominees for annual awards". Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kevin Murray joins fellow Cobh Ramblers players at Waterford". RTÉ News. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cummins joins Cork City FC". Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "U23s prepare for Estonia test". Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ireland U23s defeat Estonia in Tallinn". Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "PFAI Award Nominations 2010". The Irish Times. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Ryan scoops PFAI award". Irish Independent. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Cork City 5 – 0 Finn Harps". Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Cummins happy with Harps hat-trick". Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bid for Graham Cummins Accepted". Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Rochdale: Preston striker Graham Cummins joins on loan". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Exeter City sign Graham Cummins as transfer embargo ends". BBC Sport. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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