Darren O'Dea

Read all the news about Darren O'Dea. Darren O'Dea was born in Dublin, Ireland on 4 February 1987 (age 31). Follow @odea_darren on Twitter.

After making his way through the reserves and academy side, O’Dea made his first-team debut for Celtic in the Scottish League Cup against St Mirren in September 2006. A month later, O’Dea made his league debut against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he played the last thirty minutes after substituting for Gary Caldwell. His UEFA Champions League debut was on 6 December against Danish club F.C. Copenhagen as a substitute for the injured Stephen McManus. O’Dea made his first league starting appearance against Dunfermline Athletic four days after his Champions League debut. Later that month he scored his first goal in a match against Dundee United, with his rebound of a 78th-minute free kick by Shunsuke Nakamura tying the match 2–2. O’Dea’s first season saw Celtic win the 2007 Scottish Cup Final, where he scored a goal against Livingston.

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RTÉ Sport · Dec 13

O’Dea: Football is a side issue for Leigh Griffiths

Darren O’Dea has praised Celtic and their manager Brendan Rodgers for their handling of Leigh Griffiths’ personal situation and hopes the striker can get the help he needs as he takes time away from football...

RTÉ Sport · Dec 13

Former Celt Makes Hilarious Shirt Jibe at Ibrox Loser

FORMER CELTIC Star Darren O’Dea landed a clubbing metaphorical blow to Ibrox big mouth Kyle Lafferty on social media when he came intervened between the Ibrox club’s new 38-YEAR-OLD signing Gareth McCauley and the Glasgow Derby loser...

‘Rodgers’ Strikers Problem,’ Ex-Celt

CELTIC could face a struggle to keep all three of their quality strikers happy – that’s the view of former Hoops defender Darren O’Dea.

‘Hendry’s Ego Has Landed.’ O’Dea

FORMER Celtic defender Darren O’Dea reckons ex-Dundee team-mate Jack Hendry’s arrogance will help him become a top-class player...

‘Arrogant’, ‘He has an ego’ – Ex-Celtic defender delivers verdict on Parkhead 22-year-old

Former Celtic defender Darren O’Dea believes that Jack Hendry will succeed at the Hoops because he has the ego and arrogance needed to make it at a big club...

HITC · Dec 19, 2017

Darren O’Dea shares his strong opinion on Celtic trio

Dundee defender Darren O’Dea defends Celtic trio Dedryck Boyata, Jozo Simunovic and Mikael Lustig...

HITC · Dec 19, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Nov 21, 2017

Darren O’Dea On Tommy Burns, His Small Piece Of Celtic History And Brendan Rodgers’ Side

DARREN O’DEA, the former Celtic defender and current Dundee captain is our next guest on our #10IAR feature Darren played for Celtic for six years from 2006 through to 2012, having joined the club in 2005...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 21, 2017
HITC · Oct 8, 2017

Miles better… Darren O’Dea makes claim about Celtic summer signing

Manchester City-owned Celtic winger Patrick Roberts did not play for the England Under-21 side against their Scotland counterparts...

HITC · Oct 8, 2017
Herald Scotland · Sep 22, 2017

Rodgers and Brown the men behind run

DUNDEE defender Darren O’Dea has pinpointed the two main reasons why his former club Celtic have compiled such an impressive 56-match winning run: manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Scott Brown...

Herald Scotland · Sep 22, 2017
Herald Scotland · Sep 22, 2017

Brendan Rodgers and Scott Brown the men behind Celtic’s run, says Darren O’Dea

DUNDEE defender Darren O’Dea has pinpointed the two main reasons why his former club Celtic have compiled such an impressive 56-match winning run: manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Scott Brown...

Herald Scotland · Sep 22, 2017
Herald Scotland · Sep 22, 2017

Brendan Rodgers and Scott Brown the men behind Celtic’s run, says Darren O’Dea

DUNDEE defender Darren O’Dea has pinpointed the two main reasons why his former club Celtic have compiled such an impressive 56-match winning run: manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Scott Brown...

Herald Scotland · Sep 22, 2017
Daily Mirror · Jun 7, 2017

Roy Keane’s ex-Celtic teammate Darren O’Dea tells the most Roy Keane story ever

You suspect stuff like this happened every day that Roy Keane ever set foot in a training ground...

Daily Mirror · Jun 7, 2017
Daily Record · Jun 7, 2017

Former Celtic star Darren O’Dea recalls the time Roy Keane got his own back on Mark Wilson

The former Hoops defender told Open Goal’s Simon Ferry about the time the Irish football legend made his team-mate pay in training...

Daily Record · Jun 7, 2017
Daily Record · Jun 6, 2017

Former Celtic star Darren O’Dea describes brutal Chris Sutton brutal putdown

Former Celtic stars Darren O’Dea and Simon Ferry reflect on how Chris Sutton used his sharp wit to keep the youngsters in check during their formative years at Parkhead...

Daily Record · Jun 6, 2017
HITC · Apr 15, 2017

Five years, five countries; one-time Celtic star has seen it all

One-time Celtic starlet Darren O’Dea succeeded Torsten Frings at Toronto FC and worked under Nicholas Anelka at Mumbai City...

HITC · Apr 15, 2017
HITC · Mar 20, 2017

Darren O’Dea reacts on Twitter to Dundee defeat to Celtic at Dens Park

Celtic won against Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon...

HITC · Mar 20, 2017
FootballFanCast · Mar 20, 2017

‘Brutal’ – Celtic fans rage at ex-player for rough treatment on Sunday

Celtic went up against Dundee on Sunday and this challenge from ex-Celt Darren O’Dea didn’t go down very well...

FootballFanCast · Mar 20, 2017
BBC Sportsound · Jun 30

Sportsound Podcast: 30 Jun 18: Scott McDonald, Shelley Kerr & Darren O’Dea

Livingston appoint former Rangers striker Kenny Miller as player manager plus World Cup chat with Brian Laudrup on Denmark’s chances...

BBC Sportsound · Jun 30

Keeping the Ball on the Ground with Darren O’Dea

Dundee Captain, Darren O’Dea joins us for the podcast this week as we look to review last weekend’s William Hill Scottish Cup Final as well as taking a look back on the Scottish Football season as a whole...

Talking Baws · Jun 22, 2017

Video: Darren O’Dea Admits He Was Too Drained to Face Rangers After AC Milan Tie

Former Celtic defender Darren O’Dea has admitted he was too mentally exhausted from facing a star-studded AC Milan team to face Rangers a few days later...

Talking Baws · Jun 22, 2017
Talking Baws · Jun 7, 2017

Video: Darren O’Dea Recalls How Scary Roy Keane Could Be During Celtic Training

Darren O’Dea has revealed a lot of the Celtic squad were scared of Roy Keane during the Irishman’s short stint at Parkhead – with Mark Wilson particularly fearful of the ex-Manchester United captain...

Talking Baws · Jun 7, 2017
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