Keiran Murtagh

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Keiran Murtagh
Personal information
Full name Keiran Zac Murtagh[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Wapping, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Woking
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2007 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Fisher Athletic 21 (1)
2008–2010 Yeovil Town 53 (3)
2010–2011 Wycombe Wanderers 7 (0)
2011 Woking (loan) 12 (5)
2011–2012 Cambridge United 7 (0)
2011–2012 Woking (loan) 19 (2)
2012–2013 Macclesfield Town 39 (2)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 3 (0)
2013–2014 Woking (loan) 21 (3)
2014– Woking 56 (2)
National team
2005 Republic of Ireland U17
2010– Antigua and Barbuda 18 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:11, 9 January 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:03, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Keiran Zac Murtagh (born 29 October 1988) is a footballer who plays for Woking, after three previous spells on loan at the club. He also represents Antigua and Barbuda at international level.

Career

Murtagh joined Conference South side Fisher Athletic in November 2007, in his only season at the London club in a season where he made 21 appearances and scored one goal. He was made Fisher's young player of the year for the 2007–08 season. Murtagh was much sought-after at the end of 2007–08, having impressed many with his performances for Fisher Athletic.

Even though he had trials for Premier League and Championship clubs, Fulham and Nottingham Forest respectively, he signed for League One club Yeovil.[3] After being tracked he was finally signed on a two-year contract, on 12 June 2008. He made his debut for Yeovil Town as a substitute in the 1–1 home draw against Walsall, on 9 August 2008.[4] In his first season with Yeovil he made 26 appearances.

Murtagh scored his first goal, with a thirty-yard strike, against Huddersfield in a 2–1 defeat 29 August 2009.[5] He was offered a new contract on 13 May 2010, but rejected it in favour of a move to Wycombe Wanderers where he signed a one-year contract.[6]

On 31 January 2011, Murtagh signed a one-month loan deal with Conference South club Woking, subsequently extended for a further month.[7][8] He was recalled to his parent club on 23 March to provide cover in their midfield.

On 10 June 2011, Murtagh signed a two-year deal with Conference National side Cambridge United.[9]

On 29 December 2011, it was announced that Murtagh would join former club Woking on loan until the end of the season.[10]

After leaving Cambridge United, Murtagh spent the 2012–13 season at Macclesfield Town before moving on to play for League two side Mansfield Town. However, he was unable to make regular appearance in the starting lineup and midway through the 2013–14 season, came back down to Woking on loan for a third spell.

Once his contract ended at Mansfield Town, Murthagh signed a permanent contract with The Cards for the 2014–15 season.

International career

Murtagh represented the Republic of Ireland U17 side while playing for Charlton Athletic.[11]

On 25 November 2010, Murtagh was called up to the Antigua and Barbuda squad for the 2010 Caribbean Championship. He made his début in the 3–1 defeat against Jamaica on 27 November.[12]

International goals

Scores and results list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2011 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound  U.S. Virgin Islands 10–0 10–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 3 September 2014 Antigua Recreation Ground  Anguilla 2–0 6–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
3. 6–0
4. 8 October 2014 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Saint Lucia 1–1 2–1 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification

Career statistics

Club

As of 9 January 2016.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fisher Athletic 2007–08 Conference South 21 1 0 0 0 0 21 1
Yeovil Town 2008–09 League One 26 0 1 0 2 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 30 0
2009–10 League One 27 3 1 0 0 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 29 3
Yeovil Town total 53 3 2 0 2 0 2 0 59 3
Wycombe Wanderers 2010–11 League Two 7 0 0 0 1 0 2[lower-alpha 1] 0 11 0
Woking (loan) 2010–11 Conference South 12 5 0 0 1[lower-alpha 2] 0 13 5
Cambridge United 2011–12 Conference Premier 7 0 1 0 1[lower-alpha 2] 0 7 0
Woking (loan) 2011–12 Conference South 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
Macclesfield Town 2012–13 Conference Premier 39 2 6 0 0 0 45 2
Mansfield Town 2013–14 League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 4 0
Woking (loan) 2013–14 Conference Premier 21 3 0 0 2[lower-alpha 2] 0 23 3
Woking 2014–15 Conference Premier 35 0 1 0 5 0 40 0
2015–16 National League 21 2 1 0 1 0 23 2
Woking total 106 12 2 0 9 0 119 12
Career total 236 18 11 0 3 0 15 0 265 18
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Appearance in FA Trophy

International

Antigua and Barbuda national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
2011 3 1
2012 2 0
Total 7 1

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Yeovil agree deal to sign Murtagh". BBC Sport. 12 June 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Yeovil 1–1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Huddersfield 2–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 29 August 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Wycombe sign Yeovil Town midfielder Kieran Murtagh". BBC Sport. 30 June 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Loanee Kieran Murtagh targets games at Woking". BBC Sport. 3 February 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Murtagh stays with Woking". Wycombe Wanderers FC. 1 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Cambridge United sign midfielder Kieran Murtagh". BBC Sport. 10 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Welcome back Keiran!". Woking F.C. 29 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "U17 Squad for France Announced". Republic of Ireland Supporter Club. May 2005.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Kieran Murtagh". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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