Joey O'Brien

Ireland Player

Joey O'Brien

Date of Birth: 1986-02-17
Current Club: West Ham United
Height: 180cm
Weight: 68kg
First Appearance: v Sweden March 2006
Seasons / Competitions Played: 2006 - Senior Friendly

Joey has represented Ireland at all youth levels from Under 15 to Under 21, making his debut for the latter against Portugal in February 2005. He joined Bolton Wanderers as a trainee making his debut for them against Yeovil Town in the Carling Cup in September 2004. A loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday followed that before he returned to the Reebok stadium and he made his Premiership debut in the last game of the 2004/2005 season against Everton. In March 2006 he won his first full Irish cap against Sweden but a long term knee injury has hampered his progress.

Joey made a welcome return to International football after a four year absence in August 2012 when he came in as substitute against Serbia in a friendly in Belgrade and was subsequently capped against Oman.