Horgan in action for Dundalk in 2016
|Full name||Daryl Jeremiah Horgan|
|Date of birth||10 August 1992|
|Place of birth||Galway, Ireland|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2011||→ Cork City (loan)||13||(7)|
|2017–2018||Preston North End||40||(3)|
|2010||Republic of Ireland U19||5||(0)|
|2013||Republic of Ireland U21||1||(0)|
|2017–||Republic of Ireland||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:49, 17 September 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:51, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Daryl Jeremiah Horgan (born 10 August 1992) is an Irish professional footballer, who plays as a winger for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian. Horgan has previously played for Salthill Devon, Sligo Rovers, Cork City, Dundalk and Preston North End.
Horgan was born in Galway and played youth football with Salthill Devon, before starting his professional career with Sligo Rovers. He also played for Cork City before moving to Dundalk in 2013. He was a member of the Dundalk team which became the first Irish side to reach the play-off round of the Champions League in August 2016. Horgan moved to English club Preston North End in January 2017, and was then transferred to Scottish club Hibernian in August 2018.
He represented his country at under-19 and under-21 level. In November 2016, Horgan was called into the senior squad for the first time, for a 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Austria. He made his full international debut in March 2017.
Horgan was born in Galway and attended St. Enda's College in the city between 2005 and 2010 where he studied for his Leaving Certificate. He is the eldest of four brothers, with his brothers Colm and Kevin also playing professional football for Cork City and Shamrock Rovers, while his youngest sibling, Christopher, is currently playing for Galway United. His father, Tom, coached at Salthill Devon for a number of years.
Horgan was a key member of Salthill Devon's side during their 2010 First Division campaign, making 23 league appearances and scoring twice. Horgan was also a key member in their under-20 side who were beaten by UCD in the All-Ireland Final.
In February 2011, Horgan signed for Paul Cook at Sligo Rovers, having impressed the manager while playing on trial for Finn Harps against Sligo in a pre-season friendly. He made his Sligo debut on 9 April 2011, coming on as a substitute against St Patrick's Athletic at the Showgrounds and scored his first goal against Cockhill Celtic in the EA Sports Cup two weeks later. Horgan made 13 appearances for Sligo before joining Cork City on loan in July 2011.
He made his debut for Cork City against Salthill Devon on 8 July 2011 and scored his first goals for the club in a 3–1 win away to Longford Town two weeks later when he got on the scoresheet twice. By the end of the season he had scored seven league goals for Cork City as they lifted the First Division title.
On 2 December 2011, Horgan signed a permanent two-year deal at Cork City. Over the next two seasons, he scored ten times in 58 league appearances, including a Goal of the Season contender against Drogheda United on 14 June 2013 that received coverage in Marca and la Repubblica. He cemented a reputation as one of the league's brightest young talents after earning a nomination for the PFAI Young Player of the Year and being included in the PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year.
At the end of the 2013 season, Horgan left Cork City and despite interest from Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic as well as trials at Barnsley and Torquay United, he signed for Dundalk on 9 December 2013. Due to the fact he was under the age of 24, Dundalk had to pay a fee of €10,000 in compensation. In his first season at the club, he scored five goals in 33 league appearances to help win the Premier Division title and League Cup, while on a personal level he was named PFAI Young Player of the Year.
In 2015, he netted nine times in 33 league appearances and was an integral part of the side which won the league and FAI Cup double. At the end of the season, Horgan signed a new one-year contract at the club.
His form throughout the 2016 season earned him comparisons to Damien Duff and Philippe Coutinho, while in August 2016, Galway United manager Tommy Dunne stated that he regarded Horgan as the best player in Ireland. He appeared in all six of Dundalk's Champions League qualifier games in 2016 as they became the first ever Irish side to reach the play-off round. Horgan began attracting more attention from clubs abroad with his contract due to expire at the end of 2016, however he stated that European football and Dundalk's style of play would be factors that may convince him to stay and sign a new contract. In October 2016, Horgan began reportedly attracting attention from Everton, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Ipswich Town, as well as clubs in the MLS and A-League.
Preston North End
It was announced on 12 December 2016 that Horgan and teammate Andy Boyle would be joining Championship club Preston North End on 1 January 2017. Horgan made his debut in an FA Cup tie against Arsenal on 7 January 2017, coming off the bench to replace Daniel Johnson. Seven days later, on his first start for the club, he provided an assist for Callum Robinson's second-half goal in a 2–0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion. He scored his first Preston goal on 11 February 2017 in a 4–2 home win over Brentford. His second goal for the club came on 11 March in a 3–0 victory over Reading which helped to keep alive their play-off hopes.
Horgan was capped at under-18 schools level for the Republic of Ireland at the beginning of 2010, scoring in a 3–1 victory over Australia in January, and later appearing in the Centenary Shield in March. In October 2010, Horgan made his debut for the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level in a 0–0 draw with Ukraine at Morton Stadium. He appeared at this level on a further four occasions in 2010, including 3 appearances in UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying against Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Serbia. Horgan later progressed to the Republic of Ireland under-21 side, however he only received one cap, coming on as a substitute in a friendly against Denmark in May 2013.
In September 2016, calls for Horgan's inclusion in the Republic of Ireland senior team intensified from the media and other figures such as Ireland captain Séamus Coleman and ex-internationals Kevin Kilbane and Stephen Hunt following his performances for Dundalk in the league and European campaign. When Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill named his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Georgia in October 2016, he stated that Horgan would have been called up if it hadn't been for Dundalk's hectic fixture schedule as the end of the League of Ireland season approached. Following a two-goal haul against Cork City in a top-of-the-table league match attended by Martin O'Neill on 11 October 2016, there were further calls for Horgan to be included in Ireland's international squad once the domestic season reached its conclusion. On 2 November 2016, Horgan was called up for the first time by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill in his 35-man preliminary squad for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Austria, along with fellow Dundalk teammate Andy Boyle.
On 7 November 2016, he was confirmed as a member of the final 28-man squad for the match against Austria. He made the final match-day squad of 23, but remained on the bench for the full match.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Salthill Devon||2010||First Division||23||2||0||0||0||0||—||2[a]||0||25||2|
|Sligo Rovers||2011||Premier Division||10||1||0||0||1||1||—||2[b]||1||13||3|
|Cork City (loan)||2011||First Division||13||7||0||0||—||—||—||13||7|
|Cork City||2012||Premier Division||28||4||1||0||1||1||—||—||30||5|
|Preston North End||2016–17||Championship||19||2||1||0||—||—||—||20||2|
- As of 20:51, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
|Republic of Ireland||2017||2||0|
- Cork City
- League of Ireland Premier Division (3): 2014, 2015, 2016
- FAI Cup: 2015
- League of Ireland Cup: 2014
- President's Cup: 2015
- PFAI Player of the Year: 2016
- PFAI Young Player of the Year: 2014
- PFAI Premier Division Team of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- League of Ireland Premier Division Player of the Month: May 2014, May 2015, May 2016, September 2016.
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