ROBBIE KEANE: Ireland's all-time leading goalscorer and captain has become a crowd-favourite at LA Galaxy since moving there in 2011. His regular goal-scoring helped earn him a contract extension last March.
EAMON ZAYED: The Dublin-born Libyan international became a sensation in Iran when he netted a hat-trick for Tehran-based club Persepolis against their bitter rivals. In 2013 he moved to another Iranian club Aluminium Hormozgan before returning to the League of Ireland last summer and now plies his trade with Sligo Rovers.
TERRY PHELAN: In 2001 the defender who was capped 42 times for Ireland left Sheffield United to join US side Charleston Battery before signing as player/coach for Otago United in New Zealand in 2005.
LIAM MILLER: The former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder can now be found earning his wage for Australian A-League outfit Brisbane Roar. The Ballincollig man swapped hemispheres in 2011 when he left Hibernian for Perth Glory.
JOE GAMBLE: Another Corkonian making his living far from Leeside, the 32-year-old plays in the Singapore league for the Brunei-based Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Club.