Of course there are and we’ve seen plenty of them over the last decade. But association football is not like junior level GAA, they have to move to play at a higher level if they want to be considered. Horgan and Maguire will hopefully make that jump to the next level now they’re with Preston.
I mean the likes of Jonny Hayes and Adam Rooney don’t really get a look in for the international team playing in Scotland, but they’d probably clean up in the League of Ireland if they were playing there.
McEleney has a big decision ahead of him now. Blackburn, Wigan, Doncaster and Oldham are apparently after him, but it seems he might just move back to Derry City instead. He’s 25 now so if he wants to make it at a higher level, this is his final chance.
You have to really want it and be prepared to put in the hard yards to make it.