Conor Powell

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Conor Powell
Personal information
Full nameConor Powell
Date of birth(1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 25)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionLeft back
Club information
Current clubShamrock Rovers
Number3
Youth career
Belvedere
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005-2010Bohemians119(1)
2011Colchester United2(0)
2011Sligo Rovers13(0)
2012-Shamrock Rovers0(0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
2006-2009Republic of Ireland U219(0)
2007Republic of Ireland U23
2010League of Ireland XI
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Conor Powell
Personal information
Full nameConor Powell
Date of birth(1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 25)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionLeft back
Club information
Current clubShamrock Rovers
Number3
Youth career
Belvedere
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005-2010Bohemians119(1)
2011Colchester United2(0)
2011Sligo Rovers13(0)
2012-Shamrock Rovers0(0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
2006-2009Republic of Ireland U219(0)
2007Republic of Ireland U23
2010League of Ireland XI
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Conor Powell (born on August 26, 1987 in Dublin) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Shamrock Rovers in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

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Club career

Powell began his youth career at his hometown club Portmarnock A.F.C. He outgrew the club, however, and made the switch to Dublin city club Belvedere where he was part of a very talented team, enjoying a lot of success before being brought to Bohemians in 2005. He progressed quickly, making his debut in the League of Ireland Cup at home to St. Patricks Athletic in June 2005 with his league debut coming less than 2 months later against Shelbourne.

He was voted Bohemians under-21 Player of the Year in 2005 and Bohemians Young Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007. He was also the FAI Schools Player of the Year in 2006.

Conor picked up his first medal in senior football as Bohs marched to the 2008 league title. This achievement was rewarded when he was voted on to the League of Ireland Premier Division Team for 2008, receiving 56% of the votes for the left back position. [1]

Conor scored his first ever senior goal for Bohs during the 2009 campaign on October 9 in Dalymount Park against Drogheda United. [2] At the season's end, Powell picked up his second consecutive league winners medal as Bohemians won their first ever back-to-back titles, beating rivals Shamrock Rovers by 4 points.[1] His fine form during the season was rewarded when he voted the PFAI Young Player of the Year for 2009.[2]

Due to Bohemians' financial trouble Powell parted company with the club at the end of the 2010 season. [3]

On 6 January 2011 it was reported that he was to join the English League One side Colchester United [4], where he would team up with former Irish team-mate Dave Mooney.

However, after only making 2 league appearances since his January move to Colchester, he was released from the club on May 10, 2011. His only appearances coming in a Good Friday trip to Brentford on April 22, 2011 and against already Champions, Brighton, in a televised game on April 25, 2011.

On the July 9 Sligo Rovers announced the signing of Powell until the end of the season.

On 18 January 2012, it was announced that Powell had signed for Shamrock Rovers for the 2012 season. He was unveiled at the Tallaght Stadium alongside Killian Brennan, Graham Gartland, Daryl Kavanagh and player-coach Colin Hawkins.[3][4]

International career

At international level he has represented his country at schoolboy, under-19 and under-21 levels. He made his Ireland under-21 debut away to Luxembourg in October 2006.

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Bohemians make their 11th title official". Irish Times. 2009-11-06. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2009/1107/1224258281925.html. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  2. ^ Powell Young Player of the Year
  3. ^ http://www.extratime.ie/newsdesk/articles/7291/shamrock-rovers-snap-up-powell/
  4. ^ http://www.extratime.ie/newsdesk/articles/7294/video-interviews-shamrock-rovers-new-signings/

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