01 Oct 2022

Waterford All Time Greats: Profile #9 John O'Shea

Waterford All Time Greats: #9 John O'Shea

Waterford All Time Greats: Profile #9 John O'Shea

John O'Shea played for Ferrybank and Bohemians in Waterford before signing for Manchester United.

Playing under Sir Alex Ferguson, O'Shea added five Premier League medals, along with two League Cup medals and Champions League, FA Cup and FIFA Club World Cup honours to his trophy cabinet. O'Shea moved to Sunderland in 2011, before signing a one-year deal with Championship club Reading last June.

O'Shea played his final of 118 matches for the Republic of Ireland last June,  a 2-1 friendly win over the United States

Prior to the game, he was congratulated by President Michael D Higgins, who called him “one of the most inspirational, committed and admired members of our national teams”.

O'Shea said it was a "real privilege" to represent the Republic of Ireland for 22 years.

"There have been many highlights, such as leading Ireland out as captain, featuring at two UEFA European Championships, and getting to share a pitch alongside so many committed and talented players over the years," he said.


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