ST MOCHTA’S legend and former Republic of Ireland international Glen Crowe called
time on his illustrious playing days last week.
The former Wolves, Exeter City, Cardiff City, Plymouth Argyle, Bohemians, Shelbourne,
Sporting Finagal and Malahide Utd striker enjoyed a fantastic career before returning home to the place it all began, St Mochta’s and contributed heavily in their recent rise to the top tier of LSL football.
Crowe won five League of Ireland medals, four with Bohemians and one with Shelbourne which he picked up between the 00/01 and 2009 seasons. He also won two
FAI Cups with Bohemians in a spell where he became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer in league action with 133 goals.
The Dubliner also won two senior international caps, becoming the first League of Ireland player to be capped by the Republic of Ireland in 16 years when he faced Greece in November 2002. The frontman was also named both PFAI Player of the Year and the Soccer Writers Association of Ireland (SWAI) Personality of the Year twice in the 00/01 and 02/03 seasons.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Crowe said: “I’ve had a fantastic career and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. To finish at St Mochta’s FC where it all started was really special. To this day, one of my proudest achievements was to represent my country, it’s any young players dream to represent their country, and I’m very proud to have done that.
“I want to thank Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bohemians, Shelbourne, and although they were shorter spells, I’d like to thank Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City, Sporting Fingal and Malahide United.
“Thanks to all my team-mates, the great managers who I learned from, particularly Don Givens and Brian Kerr with Ireland. Thanks to the supporters who have supported me over the years. I’m very grateful to my parents and family, my wife Alison and children Alex and Orin for all the wonderful support throughout my career. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter now and coaching with this brilliant football club.”
Also speaking to www.stmochtasfc.com, Mochta’s boss Brian McCarthy heaped praise on the former striker who will now join his backroom team. He said: “I’m delighted Glen will be with us next season as a coach with Bobby Ryan. Thanks to Glen for all the goals, commitment and professional attitude he brought to the club. I’m really looking forward
to working with Glen next season and I congratulate him on his remarkable career.”