Irish Exodus

No future in a place called home

August 19, 2009
By Gareth Maher
(Archive)
It is a sad reality, yet one that every footballer from Ireland is forced to accept from an early age, that they won't get very far in their career unless they leave their homeland.

There is a long tradition of players crossing the Irish Sea in search of a professional contract with clubs in England and Scotland, and that is something that will continue for a long time to come.

This fact was hammered home recently when Galway United were forced to sell their captain James O'Shea ...

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