Derek McGrath (footballer)

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Derek McGrath
Personal information
Full name Derek McGrath
Date of birth (1972-01-21) 21 January 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 (0)
1992–1996 Shamrock Rovers 120 (23)
1996–1998 Bohemians 60 (6)
1998–2000 Waterford United 40 (5)
2000–2001 Kilkenny City 24 (2)
2001–2002 Monaghan United 18 (2)
2002–2003 Dublin City ? (8)
2003 Glenavon 8 (1)
2003–2004 Armagh City ? (?)
National team
1987–1988 Republic of Ireland U17 2 (0)
1989 Republic of Ireland U21 ? (1)
1992–1994 Republic of Ireland U23 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:56, 26 October 2013 (UTC).

Derek McGrath (born 21 January 1972 in Dublin) is a retired Irish footballer.

Derek was a midfielder who played for Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians, Waterford United, Kilkenny City and Monaghan United during his career in the League of Ireland.

He signed for Rovers in January 1992 from Brighton & Hove Albion where he had made 6 appearances [1] and made his debut at Bray Wanderers on the 19th of January.

McGrath had made one appearance for Brighton in the 1990-91 FA Cup at Anfield.

He scored 7 goals in 27 league appearances as Rovers won the League in 1994. He also made 2 appearances in the 1994-95 UEFA Cup for the Hoops.

He moved to Bohemians in July 1996 and made his debut in a 1996-97 UEFA Cup tie against FC Dinamo Minsk.[2]

He made 4 appearances for Bohs in Europe all in the UEFA Cup.

His father Joe played and managed in the League of Ireland. Derek was managed by his father briefly in 1998 while at Bohs and again at Kilkenny City.

International career[edit]

McGrath scored for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team in May 1989 in a 1990 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship qualifier against Malta.[3]

He was sent off in the final qualifier in Bulgaria as Ireland lost but qualified.[4]

Derek was capped nine times by Irish Under 21 team scoring once in October 1992 in a 1994 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifier.[5]

He also represented his country at U15, U16 and youth level and played at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship [6]