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Robbie Farrell

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Full nameRobert Farrell
Playing positionForward
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Current clubAthlone Town

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Robbie Farrell (born: 16 January 1978) is an Irish footballer currently playing for Athlone Town .

He began his senior footballing career way back in the 1996/97 season when he made four appearances for Home Farm. Farrell went on to play a further 69 times for the Whitehall club over the following three seasons in the League of Ireland First Division, scoring 28 goals along the way, a scoring record which saw him snapped up by Premier Division newcomers, Longford Town, in 2000. There, he enjoyed a relatively successful one-season stint (24 appearances/3 goals), however, after missing out on the club’s FAI Cup final defeat to Bohemians, he returned to the First Division and Dublin City (formerly Home Farm) for the beginning of the 2001/02 season.27 appearances yielded an impressive return of 14 goals for the hitman as the Vikings just missed out on a playoff place by a single point, and although the side finished a lowly seventh the following year as Farrell found the net just three times, City did not have to wait long for a return to form as they captured the First Division title in John Gill’s first season in charge in 2003. Farrell was key to the surprise success as he finished as the club’s top goalscorer with eight league goals, though the joys of that success were to soon turn sour. With Dublin City bottom of the Premier Division in mid-season, Gill handed in his resignation following a cup loss in Monaghan, with Roddy Collins taking over and putting 14 players on the transfer list.One of those was Farrell, who, as a result, left to go north to Newry City. Four goals in thirteen appearances was the height of his northern success, and after a spell at Glenavon the following season and another short stint at Newry in the same campaign, Farrell returned to the League of Ireland with Monaghan United in mid-2006. After performing well between then and the end of the season (10 appearances/2 goals), Farrell remained at Kingspan Century Park in 2007 and was an ever-present as he again impressed, netting twelve goals for the Ulster club, one of which was an equalising strike in the 1-1 home draw with Dundalk on 6 April. Soon approached by Gill after the conclusion of the campaign, Farrell was more than happy to rejoin forces with his former boss at Oriel Park for the 2008 season.

Signed for Drogheda in February 2009 [ Despite scoring in the fourth game of the season, the goals stopped there, mostly due to a lengthy spell on the sidelines during which he had a knee operation.

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