Daniel Kearns (footballer)

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Daniel Kearns
Daniel Kearns 30-05-2009 1.jpg
Kearns playing for West Ham United in 2009
Personal information
Full name Daniel Anthony Kearns[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-26) 26 August 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Carlisle United
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2010 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Dundalk 37 (4)
2011–2014 Peterborough United 32 (0)
2012 York City (loan) 9 (0)
2013 Rotherham United (loan) 10 (0)
2014 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (0)
2014– Carlisle United 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Northern Ireland U19 5 (0)
2010 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2010– Republic of Ireland U21 3 (0)
2010– Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
2011 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:26, 13 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Anthony Kearns (born 26 August 1991) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United as a midfielder. He joined Peterborough from Dundalk in 2011 and had spells on loan with York City, Rotherham United and Chesterfield.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Belfast,[2] Kearns began his grassroots career in the youth team of his local club St Oliver Plunkett.[4] He joined the youth team of English side West Ham United in July 2007, having been the player of the tournament at the Ballymena International Tournament in 2006.[5] He soon established himself in the under-18 team and went on to spend three years with the club from 2007 to 2010.[5][6]

Dundalk[edit]

After being released by West Ham in May 2010, Kearns signed for Dundalk of the League of Ireland Premier Division in August on a short-term contract.[3] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw with University College Dublin, before going on to make 12 appearances in his first season.[2] Kearns scored his first competitive goals for Dundalk with a hat-trick against Linfield in the Setanta Sports Cup on 14 February 2011.[2] Kearns played in Dundalk's seven games in their run to the Setanta Sports Cup Final, where the side lost 2–0 to Shamrock Rovers.[2]

Peterborough United[edit]

On 30 August 2011 he signed a three-year deal with English Championship club Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his debut for Peterborough on 24 September 2011, in a 1–0 defeat against his former club, West Ham United, coming on as an 89th minute substitute for Lee Frecklington.[8] He made his first start for Peterborough on 17 December 2011 in a 1–0 victory at home to Coventry City and was named man of the match, also playing a part in the build up to the goal when laid the ball off to Paul Taylor, who assisted with Emile Sinclair's goal.[9] He finished his first season at Peterborough with 21 appearances.[8]

Kearns signed for League Two side York City on a one-month loan on 4 October 2012, making his debut on 6 October as a 66th-minute substitute in a 0–0 draw at home to Rotherham United.[10][11] On 1 November 2012, the loan was extended for another two months.[12] However, he was recalled by Peterborough on 29 November 2012, after making 12 appearances for York.[13] In January, it was confirmed that Bradford City, along with Rotherham and York were interested in signing Kearns.[14] He signed for League Two Rotherham on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season on 9 January 2013, making his debut on 13 January as a 51st-minute substitute in a 2–0 home defeat to Barnet.[11][15] He made 10 appearances for Rotherham as they finished the season as League Two runners-up, earning automatic promotion to League One.[11]

Kearns signed for League Two team Chesterfield on a one-month loan on 11 March 2014 and made his debut that day as a 66th minute substitute for Jimmy Ryan in a 1–1 draw away to AFC Wimbledon.[16][17] On 14 April 2014, his loan was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season.[18] He made 10 appearances as Chesterfield won the League Two title and thus League One promotion.[17]

Kearns was one of five players released by Peterborough at the end of the 2013–14 season.[19]

Carlisle United[edit]

He signed a two-year deal with newly relegated League Two club Carlisle United on 11 July 2014.[20]

International career[edit]

Kearns represented Northern Ireland in a series of European U17 Championship qualifiers in March 2008. However, in 2010 he switched allegiances to the Republic of Ireland, going on to represent them at under-19,[21] under-21 and under-23 levels.[22][23][24] The IFA contested the player's decision to switch national allegiances.[25] He was capped once by the League of Ireland XI, playing in their 5–0 defeat to Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on 31 July 2011.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 April 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundalk 2010[2][3] LOI Premier Division 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2011[3] LOI Premier Division 25 4 2 1 1 0 8[a] 4 36 9
Total 37 4 2 1 2 0 8 4 49 9
Peterborough United 2011–12[8] Championship 20 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
2012–13[11] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[17] League One 11 0 1 0 1 0 2[b] 0 15 0
Total 32 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
York City (loan) 2012–13[11] League Two 9 0 2 0 0 0 1[b] 0 12 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2012–13[11] League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2013–14[17] League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 98 4 6 1 3 0 11 4 118 9
  1. ^ Seven appearances and four goals in Setanta Sports Cup, one appearance in Leinster Senior Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Rotherham United

Chesterfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 23. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "D. Kearns". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Daniel Kearns". Dundalk F.C. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Black & White View". St Oliver Plunkett F.C. September 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Daniel Kearns". West Ham United F.C. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Career History". UpThePosh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Daniel Kearns completes Peterborough United move". BBC Sport. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Posh v Coventry: Champagne Kearns is in sparkling form". Peterborough Today. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "York City sign Peterborough United's Daniel Kearns on loan". BBC Sport. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "York City forward Michael Coulson out for the season". BBC Sport. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Peterborough United recall Daniel Kearns from York City". BBC Sport. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Bradford City are lining up a move for Peterborough winger Daniel Kearns". Sky Sports. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Millers land Kearns". Rotherham United F.C. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Chesterfield: Danny Kearns joins from Peterborough on loan". BBC Sport. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kearns Loan Extended". Chesterfield F.C. 14 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Peterborough United: Tommy Rowe among five released". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Danny Kearns: Carlisle United sign Ireland Under-23 midfielder". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Under-19 – Kearns". UEFA. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "FAI success in player eligibility case". RTÉ Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "Turkey U-21 1–0 Republic of Ireland U-21". RTÉ Sport. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "Estonia U23 0–1 Rep of Ireland U23". RTÉ Sport. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "CAS 2010/A/2071 IFA v/ FAI, Kearns & FIFA" (PDF). Tribunal Arbitral du Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  26. ^ "Airtricity League XI 0–5 Celtic". RTÉ Sport. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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