Former Irish International Glen Crowe has today announced that his playing days are over and he will be moving into coaching with his current club St Mochtas.
The club have issued the following statement on their website:
Glen Crowe began his footballing career with St. Mochta’s and today we announce Glen has retired after a long and very successful career. Glen will join the Senior coaching staff next season alongside Bobby Ryan. Glen played for a very successful schoolboy team here, before joining Stella Maris, he signed his first professional contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1995. During his time at Wolves he had loan spells at Cardiff City, Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle.
Glen returned home and signed for Roddy Collins’ Bohemians in pre-season 1999. In his second season with Bohs (2000/01) he broke the Eircom League goal-scoring record scoring 25 goals as Bohemians won the double. He also became the first LOI player to be capped for Ireland in 16 years when he played against Greece in November 2002.
Glen left Bohemians in 2003 to move to Shelbourne. He won his third league winning medal in November 2006, scoring the goal to clinch Shels’ third title in four seasons. He re-joined Bohemians in 2007 and became their all time top goal-scorer on April 4 2008, breaking Turlough O’Connor’s record when he scored in a 1-0 win over Shamrock Rovers. He won two more league titles at Bohemian FC in 2008 and 2009, at the start of 2010 he signed for Liam Buckley at Sporting Fingal where he played his final season of league of Ireland football.
With the demise of Sporting in February 2011 Glen came home after a spell with Malahide United and joined the Saints in 2013/14, helping the club to win three promotions, Glen scored in the final of the 2014 Moore Cup,which brought some silverware to the club, and he helped the club qualify for the 2014 and 2015 FAI Cup. Glen’s last medal in football is a league winners medal, and the club will play in the top flight of the LSL next season. Everyone at St. Mochta’s Football Club would like to congratulate Glen Crowe on a fantastic and very successful career. We look forward to seeing Glen involved as a coach and sharing his vast experience within the club.
Speaking to www.stmochtasfc.com Glen 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 FC, Bohemian FC, Shelbourne FC, 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”.
Manager Brian McCarthy ” 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”.