Michael Anthony Timlin (born 19 March 1985) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. Born in Lambeth, England, Timlin graduated through the Fulham Academy but failed to make his senior debut there. During this time he spent time on loan at Scunthorpe United, Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town before joining Swindon permanently in 2008. In 2010, he moved to Southend United on loan, reuniting him with former Southend manager Paul Sturrock again having previously played under him at Swindon. In January 2012, Timlin made a permanent transfer to Southend United, after his second loan spell with them had ended. He helped the club to secure promotion out of League Two in 2014–15. Timlin has played internationally for the Republic of Ireland eight times at under-21 level.