Jim along with John O’Shea formed the
central defensive partnership, which saw Ireland win the European
Under 16 Championship in 1998. A regular in Don Givens' under
21 squads, Jim is still learning his trade in club football.
After a number of seasons in Celtic's youth teams (including
one first team appearance), the Tramore-born defender was released
by the club in the summer of 2002 though he quickly found a new
club, joining Stockport County.
Jim has been a regular in the Stockport County defense ever since.
Jim also has one Irish senior cap to his name, which he won in
a friendly match against Finland.