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Conall Murtagh
Personal information
Full name Conall Francis Murtagh
Date of birth 29 June 1985 (1985-06-29) (age 24)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Aberystwyth Town
(on loan from The New Saints)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Hearts 0 (0)
2005 Raith Rovers (loan) 11 (1)
2005–2006 Connah's Quay Nomads 27 (3)
2006–2007 Rhyl 25 (1)
2007–2009 Wrexham 4 (0)
2008 Droylsden (loan) 6 (0)
2009– The New Saints 19 (2)
2010– Aberystwyth Town (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:14, 14 January 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Conall Francis Murtagh (born June 29, 1985 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish footballer who currently plays for Aberystwyth Town, on loan from The New Saints. He has made over 70 appearances in the Scottish League, the League of Wales, the Football League and the Football Conference.

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Career

Murtagh started his career with Ballymena United and Crusaders before joining Scottish League club Hearts on a two-year contract in 2003.[1] He made no appearances for Hearts[2] and joined Raith Rovers on loan in January 2005, where he made eleven first-team appearances in the remainder of the 2004–05 season in the Scottish First Division.[3]

Murtagh was released by Hearts at the end of the 2004–05 season[4] and joined League of Wales club Connah's Quay Nomads, where he made 27 league appearances, scoring three goals, in the 2005–06 season.[5] He joined Rhyl in 2006, making 25 Welsh Premier league appearances, scoring once, in the 2006–07 season[5] and collected a Welsh League Cup runners-up medal after a penalty defeat to Caersws in March 2007.[6]

Murtagh joined Conference North club Southport in May 2007 but quickly left to join Wrexham in June 2007.[7] He made six league and cup appearances for Wrexham in the 2007–08 season and a further six appearances for Football Conference side Droylsden, who he joined on a two-month loan in January 2008.[8]

In January 2009, Murtagh signed for Welsh Premier League side The New Saints, having fallen out of favour at Wrexham since Dean Saunders took charge in October 2008.[9] In January 2010, he joined Aberystwyth Town on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[10]

Personal Life

He holds a degree from the University of Manchester[11]

References

  1. ^ O'Hara, Denis (2003-05-06). "Conall's contract boost.". Newsletter. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-23201345_ITM. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  2. ^ "Conall Murtagh". Soccerbase (Racing Post). http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=35727. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  3. ^ "Games played by Conall Murtagh in 2004/2005". Soccerbase (Racing Post). http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=35727&seasonid=134. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  4. ^ "Hearts offer Burchill new deal". BBC Sport. 2005-05-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/h/heart_of_midlothian/4565761.stm. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  5. ^ a b "Welsh Premier career details for Conall Murtagh". Welsh Premier players. Welsh Premier Football. http://www.welsh-premier.com/player_detail_solo.php?player_id=800. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  6. ^ "Caersws 1-1 Rhyl (aet)". BBC Sport. 2007-03-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_of_wales/6465745.stm. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  7. ^ "Wrexham sign ex-Rhyl man Murtagh". BBC Sport. 2007-06-01. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wrexham/6712879.stm. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  8. ^ "Games played by Conall Murtagh in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Racing Post. http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=35727&seasonid=137. Retrieved 2008-06-07.  
  9. ^ "Saints signings spur title chase". BBC Sport. 5 January 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_of_wales/7811508.stm. Retrieved 2009-02-04.  
  10. ^ "Three new faces for Cefn Druids". welsh-premier.com. 2010-01-13. http://www.welsh-premier.com/index.php/headline-news/1652-three-new-faces-for-cefn-druids. Retrieved 2010-01-14.  
  11. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2008/07/09/wrexham-star-earns-degree-for-wii-game-study-115875-20636882/

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