|Full name||Eamon David O'Carroll|
|Nickname||Eamon and Shame 'em
13 June 1987 |
Waterhead, Greater Manchester, England
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||15 st 8 lb (99 kg) |
|As of 30 April 2014|
Eamon O'Carroll (born 13 June 1987) is a rugby league player for Widnes. Eamon progressed through the Wigan academy at Wigan in after signing for the club in 2002 from Waterhead RL to eventually find himself playing prop during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
He was called up into the first team squad for the first time before Wigan's Challenge Cup clash with Wakefield Trinity in April 2006. He was an immediate hit with the Wigan fans for his enthusiasm and work rate. He went on to make four more appearances that season.
After numerous impressive performances Eamon O'Carroll went on to make 13 Super League appearances for Wigan in the 2007 season which was probably best remembered for the opening day of the season when Wigan played Warrington where Adrian Morley came off second best in a collision with Eamon.
In 2008 Eamon O'Carroll really started making a name for himself as a tough, stocky prop-forward who could really stand his ground with the big lads. Many fans were at first sceptical about the success O'Carroll would have in Super League due to his size. However Eamon proved his critics wrong with numerous impressive performances making 21 appearances and scoring two tries. He was rewarded with a three-year contract.
He was named in the Ireland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He made numerous impressive performances for Ireland in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup where he stood up well to some of the best players in the world.
He started the 2009 season as a substitute in a home defeat against Wakefield Trinity. Despite being on the losing side, O'Carroll earned himself a starting spot for the next three weeks in favour of the out of form Andy Coley. He then made 2 more appearances for Wigan before he was ruled out for the season with a broken bone in his foot.
(For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)
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