Keiran Murtagh

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Keiran Murtagh
Personal information
Full name Keiran Zac Murtagh[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Wapping, London, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2004–2007 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Fisher Athletic 21 (1)
2008–2010 Yeovil Town 53 (3)
2010–2011 Wycombe Wanderers 7 (0)
2011 Woking (loan) 12 (5)
2011–2012 Cambridge United 7 (0)
2011–2012 Woking (loan) 19 (2)
2012–2013 Macclesfield Town 39 (2)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 3 (0)
2013–2014 Woking (loan) 21 (3)
National team
2005 Republic of Ireland U17
2010– Antigua and Barbuda 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:28, 9 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:10, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Keiran Zac Murtagh (born 29 October 1988) is a footballer who plays internationally for Antigua and Barbuda. He is currently on loan to Woking for a third spell.

Career[edit]

Murtagh joined Conference South side Fisher Athletic in November 2007, in his only season at the London club in a season where he made 21 appearances and scored one goal. He was made Fisher's young player of the year for the 2007–08 season. Murtagh was much sought-after at the end of 2007–08, having impressed many with his performances for Fisher Athletic.

Even though he had trials for Premier League and Championship clubs, Fulham and Nottingham Forest respectively, he signed for League One club Yeovil.[2] After being tracked he was finally signed on a two-year contract, on 12 June 2008. He made his debut for Yeovil Town as a substitute in the 1–1 home draw against Walsall, on 9 August 2008.[3] In his first season with Yeovil he made 26 appearances.

Murtagh scored his first goal, with a thirty-yard strike, against Huddersfield in a 2–1 defeat 29 August 2009.[4] He was offered a new contract on 13 May 2010, but rejected it in favour of a move to Wycombe Wanderers where he signed a one-year contract.[5]

On 31 January 2011, Murtagh signed a one-month loan deal with Conference South club Woking, subsequently extended for a further month.[6][7] He was recalled to his parent club on 23 March to provide cover in their midfield.

On 10 June 2011, Murtagh signed a two-year deal with Conference National side Cambridge United.[8]

On 29 December 2011, it was announced that Murtagh would join former club Woking on loan until the end of the season.[9]

International career[edit]

Murtagh represented the Republic of Ireland U17 side while playing for Charlton Athletic.[10]

On 25 November 2010, Murtagh was called up to the Antigua and Barbuda squad for the 2010 Caribbean Championship. He made his début in the 3–1 defeat against Jamaica on 27 November.[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2011 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound  U.S. Virgin Islands 10–0 10–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club League League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08 Fisher Athletic Conference South 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
2008–09 Yeovil Town Football League One 26 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 30 0
2009–10 27 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 29 3
2010–11 Wycombe Wanderers Football League Two 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
Woking Conference South 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5
2011–12 Cambridge United Conference National 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Woking Conference South 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 '2
2012–13 Macclesfield Town Conference National 39 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 2
2013–14 Mansfield Town Football League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woking Conference National 21 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 '3
Career totals 179 16 2 0 3 0 6 0 188 16

International[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
2011 3 1
2012 2 0
Total 7 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/05/2011 and 31/05/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yeovil agree deal to sign Murtagh". BBC Sport. 12 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Yeovil 1–1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Huddersfield 2–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 29 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Wycombe sign Yeovil Town midfielder Kieran Murtagh". BBC Sport. 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Loanee Kieran Murtagh targets games at Woking". BBC Sport. 3 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Murtagh stays with Woking". Wycombe Wanderers FC. 1 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cambridge United sign midfielder Kieran Murtagh". BBC Sport. 10 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Welcome back Keiran!". Woking F.C. 29 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "U17 Squad for France Announced". Republic of Ireland Supporter Club. May 2005. 
  11. ^ "Kieran Murtagh". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 

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