Eoghan O’Connell: Playing Under Brendan Rodgers, Marking Messi & Life At Celtic

Eoghan O'Connell - The Celtic Exchange Podcast

Eoghan O’Connell arrived at Celtic Park from Cork as a 16 year old in 2011 and would go on to play first team football under Neil Lennon, Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers over six years at the club.

Though his playing time at centre half would be limited due to the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Jason Denayer and Charlie Mulgrew he picked up valuable experiences during his time, including a Champions League debut against Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the Nou Camp!

Now playing his part in Wrexham’s revival under Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhinney, the Irishman spent some time with The Celtic Exchange ahead of his return to pre season training to tell us of life at Celtic for a young footballer.

Included are tales of his debut under Neil Lennon, his challenges with Ronny Deila, and of the meticulous approach of our recently re-appointed manager Brendan Rodgers.


  • Witnessing Callum McGregor’s Early Potential
  • Lennon’s Man Management Masterclass
  • A Family of Footballers

Enjoy this episode with a young player who lived the Celtic dream and who continues to take great pride in having been given the opportunity to do so.

As always be sure to share the episode with anyone who you think will enjoy it, and send any feedback on our twitter page (@CeltExchange) or directly by email to tino@thecelticexchange.com 

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