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.