Dan Lucey


Dan Lucey Info

Role: Interviewer

Start Date: March 19, 2015, 3:07 p.m.

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Dan Lucey is an interviewer for ExtraTime.ie. He has penned articles for both Cork City and Luton Town’s official programmes.

Dan has written numerous interviews and was a regular attendee at League of Ireland fixtures for many a year. He was previously PRO for The Sextant FC (now East Village FC), for who he produced online match reports, previews, team news and photos.

Despite currently living in Australia and the wrong side of 40, Dan plays competitive football twice a week, while still finding time to pursue potential interviewees.

Dan Lucey's Articles

All the author's work on Extratime.ie

'It was all about focus, concentration and making sure that you were mentally right' - Ciaran Kelly on that FAI Cup penalty shootout

In addition to being a part of Sligo Rovers' hugely successful squad in the early 2010s, Ciarán Kelly has also followed his own coaching path, which has seen him take the reins at Castlebar Celtic to his present role in ...

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Gareth Cronin: We went into a play-off with Finn Harps, who completely annihilated us in Ballybofey, which was the lowest part in my time managing Waterford

From midway through a fruitful playing career and then entering League of Ireland management at 31, Gareth Cronin simultaneously held down a full-time job outside of football. In recent times, his financial background brought about a chance to get involved ...

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Ross Gaynor: 'With football in Ireland, you're moving from club to club to play. It's a good life, but you don't get the opportunity to buy a house and stay put'

Having played in England, Northern Ireland and virtually every corner of the domestic scene, Ross Gaynor left senior football behind at 29, to pursue a career in banking, which permitted a long-held desire of a return to his native Ardee.

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John Cotter: I had a lot of questions and on reflection afterwards, I just felt that it wasn't right for me at that time

Perhaps best known for his long association with John Caulfield at Avondale United and Cork City, John Cotter also became an assistant manager of Waterford. However, when the Suirside managerial position vacancy was on offer following Alan Reynolds' departure, Cotter ...

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From the Archives: Brian Shelley on becoming disillusioned with financial mismanagement in the League of Ireland

Having won every domestic honour, sampled life cross channel and becoming disheartened with League of Ireland clubs’ financial mismanagement, Brian Shelley turned to the southern hemisphere for coaching positions, whilst still continuing as a player. ExtraTime.ie caught up with Brian, ...

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From the Archives - Robbie Hedderman: 'When the same person is always putting money in, it can end up badly'

Having joined perennial SPL outfit Aberdeen as a 19-year old defender in 2001, Robbie Hedderman has come full circle, returning to Pittodrie as an employee three years ago and now enjoying his latest role as the club's Community Trust Partnership ...

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From the Archives - Pay Flynn: Now that I see what Cristiano Ronaldo has done, it's nice for me to say to my kids that I kept him quiet. That tackle is something to own

No stranger to capturing League of Ireland trophies during his playing career, Pat Flynn is also widely recognised as one of the domestic game's characters and someone who doesn't take himself too seriously.

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Keith Long: You have to make a conscious decision to look outside the league for talented players

After being in and around three title-winning campaigns as a player, Keith Long has developed into an astute manager, who one day might guide current club Bohemians into a similar position, given the steady progression on evidence since his 2014 ...

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From the Archives - There is no loyalty in LOI - Greg O'Halloran Interview

ExtraTime.ie caught up with Greg O'Halloran to hear his tales about his nationwide travels and passion for the beautiful game.

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Micheal Schlingermann: The year out helped me mentally and to get set up with life after football

Honing your skills, exuding patience and making the most of an opportunity when it comes is appropriate in all team sports, but even more so in a specialist position like goalkeeping. Excelling in soccer and Gaelic football, Micheál Schlingermann has ...

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Eoin Wearen: I look back on Sligo as a period of 'what if

A domestic footballer's career can be short and precarious at the best of times, but throw in serious injuries and as Eoin Wearen can testify, the mind wanders towards life after playing quicker than expected.

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Alan Reynolds: You could say that I resigned, but basically I was sacked and rightly so

A no-nonsense midfielder during his playing days, Waterford boss Alan Reynolds was initially thrown in the managerial deep end at 29 as a player/manager for his hometown club. Learning from this daunting task and following various coaching spells, Reynolds returned ...

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John O'Flynn: 'It was only when Pat Dolan came in, that he instilled there was no ceiling to where we could go'

A natural goalscorer, John O'Flynn could have emulated some of his more illustrious former Cork City teammates had injuries not been a shadow throughout an otherwise commendable career.

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Killian Brennan: I do regret not signing for Drogheda earlier in my career, but circumstances stopped that

Having won every major domestic cup and league winner's medal, Killian Brennan still believes that he should have joined his local club Drogheda United earlier than he did.

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Gerry Carr: 'It was a good feeling, giving that joy to all those fans after so many years'

Coventry born Gerry represented Ireland from under-16 level up to under-21, being eligible due to his mother's Mayo roots

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Gary Shaw: 'I signed straight away and going home, I checked on Teletext to see where Bray were in the league and they were bottom - I didn't care'

As an underage player, Gary was a prolific goalscorer for Newbridge Town, represented Shamrock Rovers in the SuperCupNI and lifted 2010’s Centenary Shield with the Irish Schools team

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Ryan Coulter: 'It's a breath of fresh air coming here doing well and experiencing professional football as it should be - being looked after and playing in a professional environment'

Ryan's first Stateside stint came at the tender age of 20 - initially on a University of San Diego football scholarship in mid-2009 and then to East Tennessee State University, where he graduated in 2014

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Derek Foran: 'I could definitely say that I could go back and do more - I didn't have a full-on love for football and saw it as a job'

Six domestic trophy wins and a USL Western Conference title with Sacramento Republic still wasn't enough to persuade the Dubliner not to retire at just 28

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Dave Robertson: 'As a manager, a leader and a coach, you want the dressing room to lay down the standards and principles'

Unable to secure a football league contract as a teenager, Dave turned to the military, following in his father and grandfather's footsteps

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Gareth Farrelly: 'I had quite strong values about how things should be done, and Bohemians presented an opportunity at a given time that I thought was a really good one'

Another talented product off the Home Farm conveyor belt, Gareth moved to Aston Villa in 1992. After five years in Birmingham, the young midfielder soon moved to his boyhood club, Everton

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Simon Madden: 'There's always disappointment when players come back from England'

Probably best known by League of Ireland observers as a consistently high-performing and dependable right-back, Simon Madden talks to Extratime.ie about his career in football to date.

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Gavin Whelan: 'It's an incredible thing that UCD have going over the years'

From a famous footballing family, Gavin Whelan enjoyed huge domestic success with Drogheda United, but is thankful for initially getting the opportunity to balance an education with playing at a high level at UCD.

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Jay O'Shea: We had great momentum going from League Two to League One

From impressing a host of cross-channel scouts with his domestic club form, to forging a respectable career in the English lower divisions, Jay O'Shea has embarked upon a new adventure by joining Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar of the Australian A-League.

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