Darren O'Dea

Read all the news about Darren O'Dea. Darren O'Dea was born in Dublin, Ireland on 4 February 1987 (age 32). 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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VideoCelts · Oct 14

Scott Brown reveals his Larsson wish

Brown enjoyed a few tussles with Alan Thompson, Darren O’Dea and Neil Lennon but his arrival at Celtic was three years too late to play alongside the King of Kings...

VideoCelts · Oct 14
Daily Record · Oct 1

Darren O’Dea in brutally honest Celtic admission as U18s coach sends crystal clear message to rising stars

The Irishman was recently installed as a coach with his former club and has detailed the impeccable standards that must be maintained...

Daily Record · Oct 1
67HailHail · Oct 2

Recently appointed Celtic coach faces immediate test after intriguing cup draw

Celtic under-18s manager Darren O’Dea has not been in the job for long, but he already faces an important test at the start of his Hoops coaching career.

67HailHail · Oct 2
The42.ie · Sep 24

Kerry native named on Scottish Premiership club’s coaching staff after stint in Las Vegas

Diarmuid O’Carroll replaces his old Celtic team-mate Darren O’Dea as manager of Motherwell’s U18s...

The42.ie · Sep 24
Transfer Tavern · Sep 18

‘Like Bayern’, ‘Great to see’ – These Celtic fans react to club appointment & man in new role

Former Celtic defender Darren O’Dea has been named as the new manager of the club’s under-18 side, with Stephen McManus vacating the role to work alongside Tommy McIntyre as reserve team coach at the Hoops.

Transfer Tavern · Sep 18
Read Celtic · Sep 17

‘We’re like Bayern’ – These fans draw similarities between Celtic and European giants after latest announcement

Many Celtic supporters appear pleased with the announcement that Darren O’Dea has joined the club’s backroom staff as Under-18s manager, with a comparison between the Hoops and Bayern Munich being made...

Read Celtic · Sep 17
Celts Are Here · Sep 17

‘Disappointed’ Motherwell Boss Reacts to Celtic’s Latest Capture

Motherwell lost their brand new under 18 coach Darren O’Dea to Celtic at the weekend when the former Parkhead player came home after a seven year absence...

Celts Are Here · Sep 17

Confirmed: Old Bhoy Returns

DARREN O’DEA has conformed his return to Celtic as the club’s new Under-18 manager, as CQN reported a month ago.

Celtic bring O’Dea home to paradise.

Celtic complete backroom signing as Darren O’Dea comes back to manage u18s where once he Source...

Former Celtic captain returns to club as Under-18s manager

Celtic will be welcoming back one of their own as former defender, Darren O’Dea, returns to the club seven years after leaving and will now take over as the manager of the under-18s team.

67HailHail · Oct 2

“We were training” – Celtic youngsters get Champions League message

New Celtic youth coach Darren O’Dea has sent a firm message to the club’s youngsters and urged them to use his career as an example of what can be achieved with a good work ethic...

67HailHail · Oct 2
Read Celtic · Sep 15

‘Back to celebrate nine and ten in a row’ – These fans react as former Celtic star returns to Parkhead

Celtic supporters have celebrated the return of Darren O’Dea, with the former Hoops defender appointed as the Under-18 manager.

Read Celtic · Sep 15
Celts Are Here · Sep 15

Petty Motherwell’s Celtic Announcement

Darren O’Dea made his return to Celtic this afternoon seven years after he left the club to become the under 18s manager in the youth setup.

Celts Are Here · Sep 15
Inside Futbol · Sep 28

Pressure And Responsibility – Coach Reflects On Being Handed Celtic Youth Role

New Celtic Under-18s coach Darren O’Dea has conceded that he feels a sense of pressure after returning to Parkhead...

Inside Futbol · Sep 28

TMT#190 – Singin’ In The Rennes

Welcome to the latest episode of 20 Minute Tims. The international break is thankfully behind us and it’s back to the real action...

Inside Futbol · Sep 27

This Is Where My Passion And Drive Is At – Celtic Youth Coach

New Under-18s Celtic manager Darren O’Dea has insisted that he feels no regrets over leaving his playing career behind...

Inside Futbol · Sep 27
67HailHail · Sep 27

‘Very, very talented’ – Celtic coach impressed by youngsters; tells them how to make it at Hoops

Speaking to Celtic TV, Hoops coach Darren O’Dea feels not much has changed for youngsters coming through the club if they want to make it as a first-team players, stating the principles are the same compared to when he emerged.

67HailHail · Sep 27
67HailHail · Sep 25

Celtic man said he played for club with “limited ability”; fires warning to youngsters

Darren O’Dea’s Celtic career saw him rake in several major trophies, but he insists he played for the club with “limited ability”.

67HailHail · Sep 25
67HailHail · Sep 16

Have relations just got bad between Celtic and fellow Premiership club?

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has bemoaned the timing of the departure of Darren O’Dea to Celtic.

67HailHail · Sep 16
Scotzine · Sep 16

O’Dea ‘Incredibly Honoured’ to Return to Celtic

DARREN O’DEA has admitted he is “incredibly honoured” to be given the opportunity to return to Celtic.

Scotzine · Sep 16
67HailHail · Sep 16

“Welcome home” “Left way too soon” Celtic fans react to club appointment

Darren O’Dea’s appointment as Celtic’s new under-18 manager was a surprising announcement by the club yesterday.

67HailHail · Sep 16
67HailHail · Sep 15

Celtic man confirms Parkhead move – claims he’s “honoured”

Darren O’Dea’s move from Motherwell to Celtic has been confirmed by both clubs and the man himself.

67HailHail · Sep 15
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