Interviews with our famous club alumni

Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United and Ireland Women’s International)

Q1. Who do you support and who is your favourite player?
I’m a big fan of Arsenal and my favourite player growing up has to be Cesc Fabregas.

Q2. Tell us about your time at Esker and memories of the club?
I was only actually at Esker for a year. It was my last year playing with the boys. It was a good year; we were in the DDSL Premier so it was very tough. We didn’t win many games, but it was a good experience.

Q3. How did the club help you progress with your career?
Playing with the boys really helped develop my game.

Q4. What advice would you to give young Esker players and coaches?
My best advice for a younger player would be to work hard. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, listen to your coaches and enjoy your football because that’s the most important thing.

Josh Giurgi (Norwich City U23 and Ireland Youth International)

Q1. Who do you support and who is your favourite player?
I support Manchester United and my favourite player and idol is Cristiano Ronaldo!

Q2. Tell us about your time at Esker and memories of the club?
My time at Esker Celtic was short but was very essential to the start of my footballing career as that was where I first learned the basics of football! I have some great memories at the club such as scoring free kick goals from the halfway line 😂 and also rising through the ranks of the academy playing with my school friends!

Q3. How did the club help you progress with your career?
I think the club was the first real stepping stone for me because as I said that is were I learned the basics of playing football and also what it means to play football!

Q4. What advice would you give young Esker players?
The advice I would give young Esker players is to just focus on playing football and enjoying it, because it is the greatest sport in the world!!!

Kyle Robinson (St Patrick’s Athletic U19 and Ireland Youth International)

Q1. Who do you support and who is your favourite player?
I support Liverpool and my favourite player is Roberto Firmino.

Q2. Tell us about your time at Esker and memories of the club?
I played for Esker since I was 5 years of age then moved to St Kevin’s Boys when I was 10. My favourite times at the club was scoring goals and enjoying my playing time.

Q3. How did the club help you progress with your career?
Esker helped me a lot because it gave me somewhere to start and to move on to where I am today.

Q4. What advice would you give young Esker players?
My advice to players at Esker would be to work hard on and off the pitch, never give up and have a good attitude and always do your best even when it’s going wrong. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS FAILURE.

Jamie Callaghan (Bray Wanderers U17)

Q1. Who do you support and who is your favourite player?
My favourite football team is Arsenal, but I have to say right now my favourite player would have to be Virgil van Dijk. What he’s done with Liverpool has been world class, he’s someone I love to watch.

Q2. Tell us about your time at Esker and memories of the club?
My time at Esker was very good, I wouldn’t of changed a thing. One of my favourite memories was when we’re near the bottom of the league after our first season in the top league and we had 3 games left and we needed to win 3 out of 3 to stay up against 3 very good teams but we pulled it off. I think it was against Cherry Orchard, , WFTA and Lourdes Celtic.

Q3. How did the club help you progress with your career?
The club helped me progress with my career because I was enjoying my football with my friends from school, playing week in week out and that’s all you want as a kid.

Q4. What advice would you give young Esker players?
Just enjoy your football, make sure your happy because that’s all that matters. Also keep trying to improve on something new everyday.