Dan Lucey


Dan Lucey Info

Role: Interviewer

Start Date: March 19, 2015, 3:07 p.m.

Email: [email protected]

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Dan Lucey is an interviewer for ExtraTime.ie. He has penned articles for both Cork City and Luton Town’s official programmes.

Dan has written numerous interviews and was a regular attendee at League of Ireland fixtures for many a year. He was previously PRO for The Sextant FC (now East Village FC), for who he produced online match reports, previews, team news and photos.

Despite currently living in Australia and the wrong side of 40, Dan plays competitive football twice a week, while still finding time to pursue potential interviewees.

Dan Lucey's Articles

All the author's work on Extratime.ie

Eoin Wearen: I look back on Sligo as a period of 'what if

A domestic footballer's career can be short and precarious at the best of times, but throw in serious injuries and as Eoin Wearen can testify, the mind wanders towards life after playing quicker than expected.

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Alan Reynolds: You could say that I resigned, but basically I was sacked and rightly so

A no-nonsense midfielder during his playing days, Waterford boss Alan Reynolds was initially thrown in the managerial deep end at 29 as a player/manager for his hometown club. Learning from this daunting task and following various coaching spells, Reynolds returned ...

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John O'Flynn: 'It was only when Pat Dolan came in, that he instilled there was no ceiling to where we could go'

A natural goalscorer, John O'Flynn could have emulated some of his more illustrious former Cork City teammates had injuries not been a shadow throughout an otherwise commendable career.

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Killian Brennan: I do regret not signing for Drogheda earlier in my career, but circumstances stopped that

Having won every major domestic cup and league winner's medal, Killian Brennan still believes that he should have joined his local club Drogheda United earlier than he did.

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Gerry Carr: 'It was a good feeling, giving that joy to all those fans after so many years'

Coventry born Gerry represented Ireland from under-16 level up to under-21, being eligible due to his mother's Mayo roots

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Gary Shaw: 'I signed straight away and going home, I checked on Teletext to see where Bray were in the league and they were bottom - I didn't care'

As an underage player, Gary was a prolific goalscorer for Newbridge Town, represented Shamrock Rovers in the SuperCupNI and lifted 2010’s Centenary Shield with the Irish Schools team

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Ryan Coulter: 'It's a breath of fresh air coming here doing well and experiencing professional football as it should be - being looked after and playing in a professional environment'

Ryan's first Stateside stint came at the tender age of 20 - initially on a University of San Diego football scholarship in mid-2009 and then to East Tennessee State University, where he graduated in 2014

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Derek Foran: 'I could definitely say that I could go back and do more - I didn't have a full-on love for football and saw it as a job'

Six domestic trophy wins and a USL Western Conference title with Sacramento Republic still wasn't enough to persuade the Dubliner not to retire at just 28

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Dave Robertson: 'As a manager, a leader and a coach, you want the dressing room to lay down the standards and principles'

Unable to secure a football league contract as a teenager, Dave turned to the military, following in his father and grandfather's footsteps

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Gareth Farrelly: 'I had quite strong values about how things should be done, and Bohemians presented an opportunity at a given time that I thought was a really good one'

Another talented product off the Home Farm conveyor belt, Gareth moved to Aston Villa in 1992. After five years in Birmingham, the young midfielder soon moved to his boyhood club, Everton

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Simon Madden: 'There's always disappointment when players come back from England'

Probably best known by League of Ireland observers as a consistently high-performing and dependable right-back, Simon Madden talks to Extratime.ie about his career in football to date.

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Gavin Whelan: 'It's an incredible thing that UCD have going over the years'

From a famous footballing family, Gavin Whelan enjoyed huge domestic success with Drogheda United, but is thankful for initially getting the opportunity to balance an education with playing at a high level at UCD.

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Jay O'Shea: We had great momentum going from League Two to League One

From impressing a host of cross-channel scouts with his domestic club form, to forging a respectable career in the English lower divisions, Jay O'Shea has embarked upon a new adventure by joining Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar of the Australian A-League.

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Conor O'Grady: 'I've a lot to learn and do yet, but I want to climb the ladder someday'

Currently in charge of Sligo Rovers' under-15’s, Conor recently sat down with Extratime.ie as he looked back on his decorated career in the League of Ireland and further afield

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'Now that I see what Cristiano Ronaldo has done, it's nice for me to say to my kids that I kept him quiet. That tackle is something to own' - Pat Flynn

No stranger to capturing League of Ireland trophies during his playing career, Pat Flynn is also widely recognised as one of the domestic game's characters and someone who doesn't take himself too seriously.

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Paul Keegan: To stabilise the club is a good thing, but the aim is to get promoted

Two stints in England, regular silverware with Drogheda United and Bohemians, in addition to vying for promotion to the Premier Division during his latter career - Paul Keegan has plenty to tell when he sits down and talks to ExtraTime.ie

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Robbie Hedderman: 'When the same person is always putting money in, it can end up badly'

Having joined perennial SPL outfit Aberdeen as a 19-year old defender in 2001, Robbie Hedderman has come full circle, returning to Pittodrie as an employee three years ago and now enjoying his latest role as the club's Community Trust Partnership ...

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Paul Skinner: Every team is beating each other and it's going to be a very difficult remainder to the season

From being well down the goalkeeping pecking order at Glasgow Celtic to currently assisting Drogheda United in their quest for promotion, Paul Skinner has always focused on attaining number one status wherever he's played.

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Iarfhlaith Davoren Interview

Having represented Irish universities, won many trophies onfield with Sligo Rovers and experienced playing/coaching stateside, Iarfhlaith Davoren now juggles studying for a Sports Performance Masters at UL with being a Galway United player/coach.

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Matthew Tipton: They were playing in Europe, it was something different and they were a club going places

Having never won a major trophy as a player, Matthew Tipton tasted immediate success as a manager, leading Warrenpoint Town to the 2016/17 NIFL Championship during his maiden season in charge. Currently in the Portadown hotseat, Matthew recently spoke to ...

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Jason McGuinness: 'Stephen Kenny handed me my debut against UCD - I made my debut with my best friend, Gareth Cooney'

Perceived wisdom suggests against returning to a former club, but with silverware to prove otherwise, Jason McGuinness not only did the aforementioned twice, but did so with Dublin's biggest rivals.

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It's about building the team again and making Sligo an attractive team to watch - John Russell interview

Back at Sligo Rovers for a third stint, this time as Liam Buckley's assistant manager (although still registered as a player), John Russell speaks to extratime.ie about his career in football to date.

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Thomas Stewart: 'Signing for any club, you know a bit about their history, but then realise exactly how much it means to the fans'

Four league titles while on the books of clubs in six different countries is compelling evidence that Thomas Stewart has enjoyed a successful and intriguing playing career to date.

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David Elebert: In the end it just got too much for me

Recently retired defender David Elebert reflects upon a playing career, which has taken him to the UK, Iceland and both sides of the domestic border. Unfortunately, as David tells ExtraTime.ie, the latter years, troubled by injury, have finally taken their ...

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