Dennis Kelleher

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Not to be confused with the Gaelic footballer Denis Kelleher.
Dennis Kelleher
Personal information
Date of birth (1918-11-20)20 November 1918
Place of birth Dungarvan, Ireland
Date of death 20 February 2002(2002-02-20) (aged 83)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Barnet 358 (286)
National team
1938–1950 Ireland amateur 8 (4)
1948 Great Britain 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dennis Kelleher (20 November 1918 – 20 February 2002) was an Irish footballer who represented Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1][2] Dennis played amateur football with Barnet, winning the FA Amateur Cup in 1946; he also earned 8 amateur caps for Ireland.[3]

During World War II, Kelleher served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and was captured while serving in Egypt, later escaping from a German prisoner-of-war camp.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis KelleherFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Denis Kelleher". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Denis Kelleher". NIFG. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "The History of Barnet FC - 1939 to the 1950s". Barnet F.C. official website. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "The great escape of war hero and Barnet FC footballer". Barnet & Potters Bar Times. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2011.