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Graham Gartland

Personal information
Full nameGraham Gartland
Place of birthTallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubSt. Johnstone

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Graham Gartland (born 13 July 1983 in Tallaght, Dublin) is an Irish football defender who currently plays for St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League.

Graham represented Republic of Ireland at every age level up to and including under-21, and has also played at B international level. He previously played for Home Farm, Barnsley, Dundee United, St Patrick's Athletic and Longford Town.

He scored his first European goal against HJK Helsinki in August 2006 .

He then had a good UEFA Champions League run with Drogheda United in 2008. He scored the winner against FC Levadia Tallinn in the second leg of the first round tie. He also scored a late equaliser against Dynamo Kiev in the second round tie.

His form attracted the interest of Ipswich Town, but Drogheda rejected a bid of £250,000.

Gartland signed for St. Johnstone under freedom of contract in December 2008. Almost immediately after joining, Gartland suffered an injury to his cruciate ligament which would go on to keep him out the game for six weeks. Graham continues to help his old club Drogheda United with fundraising after the club entered examinership, adding to his legendary status that existed with the club.

Almost exactly a month after signing, Gartland made his competitive debut for the Perth club in an away fixture against Greenock Morton. As part of a new look three man defence, Gartland helped Saints keep a clean sheet as they drew 0 0. He made seven league appearances for Saints as they won promotion to the Scottish Premier League by winning the First Division.

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