Eamonn Dolan

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Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. Eamonn Dolan (born 20 September 1967 in Galway) is an Irish ex-professional footballer, now working as a coach at Reading.

Career[edit]

Dolan and his twin brother Pat Dolan were capped at Under-21 and youth level for Republic of Ireland national football team. He scored 10 goals in his first seven youth internationals. They both played at the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship.[1] Both had made their Irish international début at Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team level against Northern Ireland in the first ever fixture between the two nations at Seaview in a 6–1 friendly win in January 1985. Dolan scored a hat trick.

Dolan played as a striker, beginning his professional career with West Ham United, before moving on to Birmingham City and then Exeter City. Dolan joined Exeter in 1991, and this marked the beginning of a 13-year association with the club, although he only managed 26 league appearances for the club as his career was cut short in 1993 when he developed cancer.[2] His testimonial was in September 1994 in a game between Exeter and West Ham.

He survived the condition, and continued to serve the "Grecians" as football in the community officer, youth coach, caretaker manager, and finally full-time manager, taking over after the club's relegation from the Football League in 2003.[3] His first season in charge was fairly successful, steadying the ship after a difficult year, and almost qualifying for the playoffs, but he left the club in September 2004 to join Reading as academy manager,[4] a position he holds to this day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA Player Statistics: Eamonn DOLAN - FIFA.com
  2. ^ "Football - Cancer survivor Dolan prepares Reading for Man Utd battle", Yahoo Sport, 15 March 2013
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  4. ^ Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.
  5. ^ Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.

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