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Republic of Ireland

Dara O’Shea is a Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender, who has spent time on loan in the English Football League with Exeter City.

The Irishman made the switch from Dublin-based St Kevin's Boys to Albion's Academy at the age of 16 and was the Baggies' Premier League Scholar of the Year for 2016/17. 

Originally a gaelic footballer, central-defender Dara has featured for both Albion’s under-18s and Premier League 2 side.

He spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Hereford, playing a crucial role in their title-winning Southern League Premier Division campaign and run to the FA Cup second round.
Following his impressive spell with Hereford he spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Sky Bet League Two side Exeter City, becoming a regular at the heart of their defence in a team which narrowly missed out on the Play-Off places.