John O'Flynn

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John O'Flynn
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Personal information
Full name John O'Flynn
Date of birth (1982-07-11) 11 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Cobh, Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2002 Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Cork City 123 (88)
2008–2010 Barnet 70 (29)
2010–2014 Exeter City 122 (23)
2014–2015 Cork City 28 (3)
2016– Limerick 16 (12)
National team
2002–2003 Republic of Ireland U21 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:30, 25 March 2017 (UTC).

John O'Flynn (born 11 July 1982) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Limerick. He previously played with Barnet and Exeter City.

Playing career[edit]


Peterborough United[edit]

O'Flynn began his career as a trainee with Peterborough United.

Cork City[edit]

O'Flynn spent six years with Cork City, winning the League of Ireland and FAI Cup.


In 2008, O'Flynn returned to England to play for Barnet. O'Flynn endeared himself to Barnet fans and was likened to club legend Giuliano Grazioli by former manager Paul Fairclough for his goalscoring ability.[1] He was voted Barnet FC Player of the Season in 2008-9 by the clubs' supporters.

On 1 February 2010, transfer deadline day, he rejected a £100,000 move to Shrewsbury Town.[2]

On 1 July 2010, he joined Bristol City on trial, after turning down a new contract offer from Barnet. On 20 July 2010, O'Flynn left Ashton Gate after not being offered a permanent contract.

Exeter City[edit]

On 23 July 2010, O'Flynn signed a two-year contract with Exeter City. After two seasons in League One, he signed his second contract with Exeter in July 2012.

O'Flynn was released by the club on 8 May 2014 after scoring 25 goals in 133 appearances over four seasons at St James Park.[3]

Return to Cork City[edit]

On July 1 2015 O'Flynn signed back for his former club until the end of the season.[4]

Limerick FC[edit]

At the end of the 2015 season, O'Flynn joined Cork City's Munster rivals Limerick FC in the SSE Airtricity First Division.


Cork City


  1. ^ "O'Flynn The New Grazioli". Barnet Times. 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "O'Flynn Turns Down £100k To Shrews". Barnet F.C. 16 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Artur Krysiak: Exeter City release goalkeeper after four year spell". BBC Sport. 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "John O'Flynn Returns to City". 1 July 2014. 

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