Tom O'Connor


Tom O'Connor Info

Role: Reporter

Start Date: Aug. 1, 2015, 7 p.m.


Website: Click here to visit

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Dundalk based reporter following the league since Monaghan United’s goalless draw against Athlone Town in 1996. Live Updater in 2015 and 2016 as well as providing many Under 17 and Under 19 match reports and sections for the ET Sportscast. Since 2017 I’ve been continuing the underage reports and some interviews on the podcast.

This year I’ve concentrated my efforts on producing a series of articles with many personalities throughout the league and beyond to promote the importance of continuing education while developing a soccer career. This is an ongoing project!

By day I’m a primary school teacher while I also contribute to the Dundalk FC Matchday Magazine and have a major interest in statistics. (Moreso those of an unusual makeup)

Articles from Tom O'Connor

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'Head in the Game' named official charity partner for PFAI

Sun, Oct 10 2021

The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day and, to mark the occasion, it was announced on Twitter earlier today that Head in the Game are now an official charity of the PFAI and will sponsor the Young Player ...

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League Report: Dundalk 1 - 2 Drogheda United

Sat, Aug 21 2021

A brace from Mark Doyle meant that a powerful effort from Michael Duffy was merely a consolation on a disappointing night for Vinny Perth’s Dundalk as they slumped to ninth in the table following wins for Waterford and Finn Harps

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Longread: A City Rising

Sat, Aug 14 2021

At last, the clouds are starting to move away and the sun is poking through over Turner's Cross

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Who are Bohemians' Europa Conference League third round opponents PAOK?

Tue, Aug 03 2021

Bohemians have been on a fantastic run in Europe so far this year. Last week's win over Dudelange meant that tonight they take the next step on their journey as they face Greek outfit PAOK at the Aviva Stadium. Here ...

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From Buncrana to Bohs - The Rise of Georgie Kelly

Thu, Jul 22 2021

Buncrana’s Georgie Kelly is one of the most in form players in the league at the moment and here we take a closer look at his exploits

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Dundalk academy duo Michael O'Connor and Georgie Poynton on the cusp of Premier Division redemption with Shels

Thu, Jul 22 2021

23rd August 2016, Army Stadium Warsaw. 9.32pm. Drawing 1-1 on the night with Polish giants Legia Warsaw, with 87 minutes gone League of Ireland side Dundalk make a substitution.

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Sean McCaffrey Foundation extend CMUL National League sponsorship deal

Sat, Jul 17 2021

The Sean McCaffrey Foundation is extending its partnership with the Cavan Monaghan Underage League and support the funding of their three National League squads training requirements throughout the 2021 season.

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Lies, damned lies and more Statistics (Gameweek Five)

Sun, Apr 18 2021

Our first article of this series opened with an appraisal of the attacking virtues of right backs Aidan Friel and James Brown. This weekend once again, the respective number twos were to the forefront of their teams' goal chances.

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Lies, damned lies and more Statistics (Gameweek Four)

Sun, Apr 11 2021

It was the Harps captain’s first in the league since his goal against the Blues in a late 3-2 win last season.

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Finn Harps - Tales from the School of Life

Fri, Apr 09 2021

Harps have a tune worth playing and their charismatic figurehead has a recruitment strategy which many can learn from

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Lies, damned lies and statistics - 2021 LOI season so far

Mon, Apr 05 2021

An early statistical dive into 2021

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Dream of being your own superhero on the field but don’t let it define you as a person

Sun, Feb 14 2021

The PFAI are actively engaged with players and seeking to provide with avenues of employment to supplement their income or create one when a footballing one disappears.

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Keeping it North American

Tue, Nov 10 2020

When Joe Biden took up the office as Vice President of the United States of America, a North American born goalkeeper was the current holder of a set of League of Ireland and FAI Cup winner's medals

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Talents on and off the pitch - Education and Careers Programme launched by Cavan Monaghan FC

Sun, Nov 01 2020

Cavan Monaghan FC have created what the club feel is a unique and groundbreaking programme.

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First Division Season Club-by-Club Review

Sat, Oct 31 2020

The First Division play offs are this weekend but how did we get here?

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Drogheda United secure top-flight football for 2021 after edging Bray to the First Division title

Tue, Oct 27 2020

2018 and 2019 may have seen disappointment for the Louthmen courtesy of Harps but tonight they’re hitting the right notes as they return triumphantly to the Premier Division

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Foundation being laid for a bright football future in Cavan-Monaghan

Wed, Sep 09 2020

The foundation will cover the cost of all training sessions taking place at the Peace Link Facility in Clones for the Airtricity League Season.

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Treaty City to the Terriers: Part Three

Fri, Jul 17 2020

In this concluding piece, we hear about how the moves back home came about, life in the league since returning and their hopes for the future

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Treaty City to the Terriers: Playing, Premier League and the return to the League of Ireland (Part Two)

Wed, Jul 15 2020

This second part takes a look at life in the Academy, the changes that occurred and how they all ended up returning to the League of Ireland

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Treaty City to the Terriers: One trip, multiple trophies and a talented trio! (Part One)

Mon, Jul 13 2020

Told in three parts, this is the story of how they signed for Huddersfield, the details of life as an Academy scholar and their subsequent return to life in the League of Ireland

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Achille Campion - From College to Cup Final hero

Wed, Jun 03 2020

Name the last Frenchman to score a goal at the Aviva Stadium and the chances are that if you correctly guessed Achille Campion it’s unlikely you know the full story behind the recently turned thirty year old currently studying for ...

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Tactics, Taxis and TU - Lee Steacy's Story

Fri, May 01 2020

Speaking with, the Dubliner explained how his career developed to the stage where he’s now playing some of the best football in his life, the importance of getting things off field in order and how colleges football can be ...

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From books in Belgium to clean sheets in Cork - An interview with Liam Bossin:

Fri, Apr 24 2020

Liam Bossin chats to Tom O'Connor about his life in football so far.

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Third Level Education -- Different Voices

Tue, Apr 21 2020

Since January 2018, Tom O'Connor has spoken to a variety of voices throughout the league about combining education and football

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Stephen Kenny's goalkeeping options: Time for Talbot?

Sat, Apr 11 2020

Tom O'Connor takes a look at Stephen Kenny's goalkeeping options ahead of a busy second half of 2020 for the new Ireland boss.

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