Ollie Cahill

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Ollie Cahill
Personal information
Full name Oliver Cahill
Date of birth (1975-09-29) 29 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Clonmel, Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Playing position Left Winger
Youth career
1994 Clonmel Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Clonmel Celtic ? (?)
1994–1996 Northampton Town 11 (1)
1996–2002 Cork City 193 (30)
2002–2006 Shelbourne 154 (14)
2007–2008 Drogheda United 55 (6)
2009–2010 Shamrock Rovers 45 (0)
2010 Sporting Fingal 13 (0)
2011 Bohemians 24 (0)
Total 495 (51)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ollie Cahill (born 29 September 1975 in Clonmel) is an Irish former professional footballer, primarily a left winger. He won every honour in the game.[1]

Cahill had a youth career with Clonmel Celtic. He then moved to English outfit Northampton Town. He later returned to Ireland for spells with Cork City, Shelbourne, Drogheda United, Shamrock Rovers, Sporting Fingal and Bohemians.

Career[edit]

Cahill began his career with Clonmel Celtic, one of Ireland's top junior football clubs winning an FAI Junior Cup winners medal with them in 1994. He then spent two seasons at Northampton before returning home in the summer of 1996. Despite playing a friendly for Waterford United against Southampton he signed for Cork City. After six seasons at Cork he moved to Shelbourne in the summer of 2002. While he was with Shelbourne he won the League of Ireland championship in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Cahill was signed by Drogheda United on 23 December 2006. With Drogheda, Cahill won his fourth Premier Division title in five seasons and a Setanta Sports Cup winners medal in 2007.

Cahill signed for Shamrock Rovers on 16 January 2009 along with Stephen Bradley in what was Michael O'Neill's first signings. He departed Shamrock Rovers in July 2010 after making 53 appearances for the club.[1] and soon signed for Sporting Fingal.

When Sporting went out of business in February 2011, Ollie moved to Dalymount Park where he joined Bohemians, making his competitive debut against Portadown in the Setanta Sports Cup.[2]

European competition[edit]

Cahill jointly holds the record with Owen Heary for most appearances in European competition for an Irish domestic player (41). He scored for Shelbourne against Olimpija Ljubljana in August 2003 [3] and again for Drogheda United against Levadia Tallinn on 16 July 2008 in a UEFA Champions League qualifier [4].

Retirement[edit]

Cahill retired from the game at the end of the 2011 season.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ollie Cahill hangs up his boots". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 

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