Hot Towell is the exception to a hard rule

Too often, young Irish players are hoovered up and spat out by English clubs

6th December, 2015
Richie Towell in action for Dundalk against Cork City in last month’s FAI Cup final;

Even after Richie Towell’s transfer to Brighton & Hove Albion was completed last week, and his new manager granting him a rest period before moving cross-channel, the Irish midfielder couldn’t stop himself from returning to the habitat which has aided his revival.

Last Thursday, a full month before he is allowed to play in the English Championship, the 24-year-old spent the morning at Dublin City University’s gymnasium under the guidance of...

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