John O'Flynn

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John O'Flynn
Personal information
Full name John O'Flynn
Date of birth (1982-07-11) 11 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Cobh, Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Cork City
Number 9
Youth career
2000-2002 Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Cork City 138 (68)
2008–2010 Barnet 70 (29)
2010–2014 Exeter City 122 (23)
2014- Cork City 3 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Republic of Ireland U21 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:15, 1 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

John O'Flynn (born 11 July 1982) is an Irish professional footballer who has plays as a striker for Cork City. He previously played with Barnet and Exeter City.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Peterborough United[edit]

O'Flynn began his career as a trainee with Peterborough United.

Cork City[edit]

O'Flynn spent six years with Cork City, winning the League of Ireland and FAI Cup.

Barnet[edit]

In 2008, O'Flynn returned to England to play for Barnet. O'Flynn endeared himself to Barnet fans and was likened to club legend Giuliano Grazioli by former manager Paul Fairclough for his goalscoring ability.[1]

On 1 February 2010, transfer deadline day, he rejected a £100,000 move to Shrewsbury Town.[2]

On 1 July 2010, he joined Bristol City on trial, after turning down a new contract offer from Barnet. On 20 July 2010, O'Flynn left Ashton Gate after not being offered a permanent contract.

Exeter City[edit]

On 23 July 2010, O'Flynn signed a two-year contract with Exeter City. After two seasons in League One, he signed his second contract with Exeter in July 2012.

O'Flynn was released by the club on 8 May 2014 after scoring 25 goals in 133 appearances over four seasons at St James Park.[3]

Return to Cork City[edit]

In July 2014 O'Flynn signed for his former club until the end of the 2014 season.[4]

International[edit]

O'Flynn has represented Ireland at the U21 international level.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnet 2008–09[5] League Two 34 32 2 1 0 0 0 0 36 33
2009–10[6] League Two 36 39 3 3 0 0 2 1 41 40
Total 70 71 5 4 0 0 2 1 77 73
Exeter City 2010–11[7] League One 30 45 0 0 1 0 3 1 34 46
2011–12[8] League One 24 32 2 4 0 0 0 0 26 36
2012–13[9] League Two 35 63 1 0 1 1 1 0 38 64
2013–14[10] League Two 33 54 1 0 1 0 0 0 35 54
Total 122 194 4 0 3 1 4 1 133 200
Career total 192 265 9 4 3 1 6 2 210 271
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy matches.

Honours[edit]

Cork City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Flynn The New Grazioli". Barnet Times. 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "O'Flynn Turns Down £100k To Shrews". Barnet F.C. 16 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Artur Krysiak: Exeter City release goalkeeper after four year spell". BBC Sport. 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "John O’Flynn Returns to City". corkcityfc.ie. 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Games played by John O'Flynn in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Games played by John O'Flynn in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Games played by John O'Flynn in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Games played by John O'Flynn in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Games played by John O'Flynn in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Games played by John O'Flynn in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

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