Joe O'Cearuill

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Joe O'Cearuill
Personal information
Full name Joseph Delpesh O'Cearuill[1]
Date of birth (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Edmonton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Youth career
2004–2005 Leyton Orient
2005–2006 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Arsenal 0 (0)
2007 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2008 Barnet 14 (0)
2008–2009 St Patrick's Athletic 15 (0)
2009 Harlow Town 2 (0)
2009 Boreham Wood 1 (0)
2009–2010 Forest Green Rovers 14 (0)
2010–2011 Bishop's Stortford 15 (1)
2011 Tooting & Mitcham United 12 (0)
2012–2013 Haringey Borough
2013 Enfield Town
2013–2015 Haringey Borough
2015 Heybridge Swifts
2015– Dover Athletic
National team
2007 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
2006 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
2007 Republic of Ireland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:58, 25 April 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:03, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Joseph Delpesh "Joe" O'Cearuill (born 9 February 1987) is a footballer, contracted to Dover Athletic as a defender. His previous clubs have included Barnet and St. Patrick's Athletic, and he has been capped by the Republic of Ireland.

Career[edit]

Born in Edmonton, London, O'Cearuill started his career at Leyton Orient, playing 27 youth team games in the 2004–05 season,[2] before being released in August 2005.[3]

He joined Watford as a youth player for the 2005–06 season, but was released in the summer of 2006.[4] He was signed by Premier League team Arsenal in July on a professional contract, having impressed after playing in their reserve team towards the end of the season.[5]

On 4 January 2007, O'Cearuill joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan, initially for one month. He made his debut at right back in Brighton's FA Cup third round match away to West Ham United on 6 January, which Brighton lost 3–0.

He moved to Barnet in August 2007 and made a total of 18 senior appearances for them.[4]

In January 2008 O'Cearuill joined St Patrick's Athletic.[6] He made his competitive debut for St Patrick's on 7 March 2008, in a League of Ireland match against Sligo Rovers.[7] O'Cearuill made a total of 3 UEFA Cup appearances with St. Pats. He left the club in January 2009.[8]

He signed for Harlow Town on 17 September 2009,[9] making two appearances,[10] before signing for Boreham Wood on 27 October.[11] He signed for Conference National team Forest Green Rovers on 6 November.[12]
In September 2010, Joe signed for Bishop's Stortford.[13][14] In November 2011 he was playing for Tooting and Mitcham United.[15]

In August 2012 he signed for Haringey Borough,[16] making 16 league appearances,[17] before joining Isthmian League Premier Division side Enfield Town in January 2013.[18]

International career[edit]

Although born in England he was called up the Republic of Ireland senior squad for the first time in May 2007 for an end of season tour to the United States,[19] making his senior debut as a substitute against Ecuador on 22 May 2007 at Giants Stadium.[20] O'Cearuill then started the subsequent tour game against Bolivia at the Gillette Stadium.[21]

Club career statistics[edit]

This table is incomplete.

Club Season League Cup[A] League Cup Europe[B] Other[C] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2006–07[4] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brighton (loan) 2006–07[4] 8 0 1 0 - - - - 1 0 10 0
Barnet 2007–08[4] 14 0 3 0 0 0 - - 1 0 18 0
St Patrick's Athletic 2008 15[22] 0 5[23][24] 0 0[25] 0 3[26] 0 2[27] 0 25 0
Forest Green Rovers 2009–10 14 0 4 0 - - - - ? 0 ? 0
Career totals 51 0 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Notes[edit]

^A Cup statistics relate to the FA Cup for English teams and for the FAI Cup for St Patrick's
^B European stats listed under 2008 St Patrick's season relate to 2008–09 UEFA Cup
^C The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy unless stated. For his time at St Patrick's it relates to the 2008 Setanta Sports Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Archives – Youth Team Record 2004/05". Leyton Orient F.C. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Transfers". Leyton Orient F.C. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Club career summary at Soccerbase
  5. ^ Adams, Tom (14 July 2006). "Wenger snaps up young guns". Sky Sports. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Defender O'Cearuill leaves Barnet". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "St Patrick's Athletic 3 – Sligo Rovers 1". St Patrick's FC. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "O'CEARUILL LEAVES ST PAT'S". St Patrick's FC Site. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Rimmer, David (17 September 2009). "Harlow boss swoops for Republic of Ireland defender". Harlow Star. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Harlow Town FC – 2009/10 League Appearances & Goal Scorers". The Unofficial Website of Harlow Town FC. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Three in – one out at Wood". Non League Daily. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Forest Green snap up O'Cearuill". BBC Sport. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  13. ^ Joe signs for the blue brazil
  14. ^ "Joe O'Cearuill Player Profile". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Tooting & Mitcham United 1 Hastings United 2". Hastings United FC. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Haringey Borough sign former Orient, Barnet and Arsenal defender". Hampstead & Highgate Express. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Fixtures & Results". Haringey Borough FC. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Enfield Town have signed former Leyton Orient and Barnet striker Scott McGleish and defender Joe O'Cearuill". Enfield Independent. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Staunton Announces Squad for USA Friendlies". Football Association of Ireland. 
  20. ^ Ireland v Ecuador 22 May 2007 – match report and line-ups at soccerscene.ie
  21. ^ "Ireland play out a 1–1 draw against Bolivia in Boston". Football Association of Ireland. 26 May 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "League Results". Match Results. St Patrick's FC. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  23. ^ "Fai Cup Results". Match Results. St Patrick's FC. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  24. ^ "Sporting Fingal 3–3 St Patrick's Athletic". FAI Cup. RTÉ Sport. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  25. ^ "League Cup Results". Match Results. St Patrick's FC. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  26. ^ 2008/09 UEFA Cup 2nd Qual Rnd line-ups v Elfsborg, and links to other rounds – UEFA
  27. ^ "Setanta Cup Results". Match Results. St Patrick's FC. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 

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