Diarmuid O'Carroll

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Diarmuid O'Carroll
Personal information
Full name Diarmuid O'Carroll[1]
Date of birth (1987-03-16) 16 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Killarney,[2] Ireland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–2002 Killarney Athletic
2002–2003 Home Farm
2003–2006 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Celtic 0 (0)
2007 Ross County (loan) 15 (2)
2008–2009 Morecambe 30 (5)
2009–2010 Airdrie United 27 (4)
2010 Valur 6 (6)
2011–2012 Glenavon 46 (13)
2012–2014 Cliftonville 56 (19)
2014–2016 Crusaders 58 (24)
Total 238 (73)
National team
2006 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Diarmuid O'Carroll (born 16 March 1987 in Killarney) is a retired Irish professional footballer, who last played as a forward for NIFL Premiership side Crusaders. Diarmuid currently works for the Irish Football Association as Club and Community Development Officer with the Football Development Department.

Club career[edit]

Diarmuid "" O'Carroll started his youth career with Home Farm[3] before joing Celtic's Youth Academy, he had featured for Celtic's reserve side for several years,[4] but did not play for the first team. In 2007, he had a loan spell with Ross County F.C. and, in July 2008, it was announced that O'Carroll had signed a one-year deal with English League Two side Morecambe.[5]

In the summer of 2009 O'Carroll had many trials, including one at Újpest FC, but he did not agree a deal with the Hungarian club. He played for Shamrock Rovers in their win over Hibernian F.C. in July but was not offered a contract [6] One month later he signed a one-year deal with Airdrie United.[7] Due to financial cutbacks at the club, he left in May 2010. O'Carroll then went on trial at Raith Rovers. He scored his first goal for Raith as a trialist away to Forfar Athletic in a pre-season friendly on 13 July 2010. On 30 July he signed for Icelandic side Valur.[8]

In November 2010, after returning from Iceland O'Carroll signed a pre-contract agreement with Glenavon in Northern Ireland. He became eligible to play from January 2011.[3] In an Irn-Bru league cup match on 20 September 2011, O'Carroll scored a double-hatrick[9] Until this time, he played for amateur side Dollingstown to maintain his match fitness.

He signed for Cliftonville on 3 January 2012 [2] and scored on his debut at Leonidas [3].

On 7 May 2014, O'Carroll was confirmed to have left Cliftonville and joined Crusaders, signing a two-year pre-contract for the club.

International career[edit]

O'Carroll has been capped at every youth level and under 21 for Ireland, but has never played for the Republic of Ireland at full international level.[2]

Charity work[edit]

O'Carroll started his charity work by running a half-marathon in aid of Suicide Awareness in June 2010 in Belfast and continued that in October of that year by running the Dublin City Marathon for the same cause.[citation needed]


O Carroll has completed a number of coaching badges and has a long term ambition of pursuing this area after he retires from playing.




  1. ^ "Diarmuid O'Carroll". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "O'Carroll stepping back to go forward". Irish Independent. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Glenavon sign former Airdrie striker Diarmuid O'Carroll". BBC Sport. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "O'Carroll makes point with strike". celticfc.net. 
  5. ^ "Morecambe snap up Celtic striker". BBC Sport. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  6. ^ [1].
  7. ^ "Striker O'Carroll joins Diamonds". BBC Sport. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  8. ^ http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/O'Carroll,+Diarmuid
  9. ^ http://glenavonfc.com/blog/?paged=3

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