Michael Devine (footballer)
|Date of birth||19 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Cobh, County Cork, Ireland|
|2010–present||Abbey Rovers Junior B||11|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Devine began playing football with Springfield FC in Cobh, County Cork, where he was capped at U15 and U16 levels, and thereafter signed for English team Middlesbrough. Devine spent four years at Ayresome Park learning his trade before he briefly moved on to Newcastle United and non-league Northallerton. He returned to Ireland to link up with Cobh Wanderers and subsequently joined League of Ireland First Division club Cobh Ramblers.
League of Ireland Premier Division
Devine made his Cobh debut in August 1993 as a substitute against Cork City in a League Cup tie. He joined League of Ireland Premier Division club Waterford United in 1998 and immediately impressed, later earning a then club record £30,000 transfer to Cork City. The transfer came as City and manager Derek Mountfield were in need of a keeper following a training ground injury to first choice 'keeper Noel Mooney, and Devine's form saw him retain the goalkeeper's jersey even after Mooney returned to full fitness. Noted for excellent shot stopping and spectacular saves, Devine became the "closed door" behind City's defence, eventually winning the League of Ireland championship in 2005 with many critics speculating on a senior Republic of Ireland call-up.
- Cork City
- League of Ireland: 2005
- FAI Cup: 2007
- Setanta Sports Cup: 2008
- cork county junior b footbal: man of the match for his heroics against bride rovers