kieran mckenna - fact file

2002 - 2009        midfielder / coach

Born on -th - 19- in , -land.

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Playing in midfield, Kieran McKenna was a dynamic, tough tackler, who could link play well, but a series of injuries finished his career before he made the Spurs first team.

A committed ball-winner, Kieran could also show his skills with good passing and the ability to run well with the ball.  A box to box runner, he also liked to try to get on the end of things in the opposition penalty box.  He developed through the club's Academy and made it to become captain of the reserves on occasion and helped them win the Premier Reserve League South in 2005-06.

From the start of the following season, McKenna suffered a series of set-backs that prevented him playing and his persistent hip problems finally led to him making the decision in March 2009 to retire from playing and to concentrate on taking coaching and sports science qualifications to further progress his career in sport in another direction.

An accomplished player, who impressed with his dedication, Kieran represented his country at Under-14, Under-16, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 levels, taking the armband for the Northern Ireland Under-21s for six matches.

Returned to Tottenham as a youth team coach working with the younger age groups as the club recruited former players onto the backroom staff.



Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Scholarship) July 2002 ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Professional) August 2003 ?? ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Northern Ireland international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
Under-20 caps; goals
Under-19 caps; goals
Under-16 caps; goals
Under-14 caps; goals
Premier Reserve League South Championship winners medal 2005-2006 (THFC)

- appearance



What they said about Kieran McKenna ...
on Kieran having to retire from playing ... Clive Allen (THFC Development coach) ... 03.03.09 (THFC website)

"I have to say that it has been a real pleasure working with Kieran over the last four or five years since he came through the youth team into the professional ranks.  He is a player and person that you know every single day, whether training or playing, was 100 per cent committed about everything he did. That is why it is so disappointing and sad that he suffered an injury that has curtailed his career. Knowing the lad and the type of person he is, he will do very well in whatever he decides to do.  We will look to help him in any way we can, but it is with real sadness that I am talking about him like this because I loved the character of the person and his commitment. I have to say that you wouldn't go far wrong if you had 11 of the Kieran McKenna-type in your team.  He did everything he possibly could to get back, but he had to make the decision.  He's now moved on, doors will open for him and he will take the opportunities that come his way."

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