Shane Duffy was born in Derry, Northern Ireland on Jan. 1 1992. He started his professional playing career from Derry. In 2007, he played for the Northern Ireland national football team at the U16, leaving a deep impression to David Moyes, the manager of Everton. Then he became a member of the first team to participate in the pre-season friendlies. He accomplished his first appearance in a match against AEK Athens in the UEFA Europa League in 2009, taking the place of injured Sylvain Distin. He was loaned to other clubs in most of his time, including Burnley, Scunthorpe and Yeovil.
In 2014, Shane Duffy became a regular member of the Blackburn Rovers for a large sum of transfer fee. In Aug. 2016, Duffy won 2 own goals in a league match against Cardiff City, ending with being sent off in the final minutes. For outstanding performances in competitions, he transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion by a four year contract. Besides, he is also an excellent football player of the Northern Ireland football team and Ireland national football team.
Wes Hoolahan was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 20, 1982. He started his professional football playing career from Shelbourne, in which he scored League of Ireland Premier Division championships three times and performed well in the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League qualifying. Then, he played for the Livingston, Blackpool and Norwich City successively.
In Jun. 2007, he reached a two-year contract with the Blackpool. Nevertheless, Livingston refused to accept this decision, revealing that the Blackpool has not obey the terms of loan agreement. After long-term negotiation but without an agreed contract, they referred to this matter to the Football Association. In the end, FIFA ruled Blackpool’s favor, leaving Hoolahan a regular member of Blackpool.
After served for Blackpool, Wes Hoolahan also played for the Norwich City and Ireland national football team. At first, he played for the Ireland squad at U21 level. In 2012, he won the award of the Man of the Match for outstanding performances in a competition.
James McClean was born in Derry, Northern Ireland on Apr. 22, 1989. When he was young, he started his professional football playing career, appearing in a match against Glentoran as a substitute. For expired for his contract, he transferred to Derry City with David McDaid, and the McEleney brothers — Shane and Patrick. In Aug. 2008, he appeared in a League of Ireland Cup competition for the first time as a substitute for Kevin McHugh.
James McClean joined the Sunderland in 2011 for £350,000 by a one-year-long agreement. For his outstanding performances on football field and dynamic energy spending in football, the manager Steve Bruce revealed that he will have promising future in the club. He started a bright football career with Sunderland by distinguished achievements in competitions, claiming a place in the Sunderland. In addition, he also played for Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion, Northern Ireland national football team and Ireland national football team. When he played for the Ireland national football team, he win the respects of countless football lovers and loyal football fans by outstanding performances on football fields.
Cyrus Christie was born in Coventry, England on Sep. 30, 1992. Played as a professional defender of the Ireland squad, he was widely regarded as one of the excellent footballers of Ireland national football team. Having played for several clubs, he gradually grew into an experienced and skillful professional footballer. In Aug. 2010, he accomplished the first appearance in a match against Morecambe. He was loaned to Nuneaton Town of Conference North in Jan. 2011. But he was recalled by Coventry short after two starts and three appearances.
After served for the Coventry City, Cyrus Christie moved to Derby County by a three-year-long agreement with the club. In Aug. 9, he participated in a match against Rotherham United for Derby County for the first time. Known for dynamic energy, consistency and unremitting efforts, he help the team won many goals in many matches. In Feb. 2016, he won his first Rams goal in the 74th match. Besides, he is also a footballer who has played for Middlesbrough and Ireland national football team.