Kelham O'Hanlon

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Kelham O'Hanlon
Personal information
Full name Kelham O'Hanlon
Date of birth (1962-05-16) 16 May 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Middlesbrough 87 (0)
1985–1991 Rotherham United 248 (0)
1991–1993 Carlisle United 83 (0)
1993–1994 Preston North End 23 (0)
1994–1996 Dundee United 30 (0)
1996–2003 Preston North End 14 (0)
Total 485 (0)
National team
1987 Republic of Ireland 1 (0)
1983 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Preston North End (caretaker)
2009–2011 A.F.C. Fylde
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kelham O'Hanlon (born 16 May 1962, Saltburn-by-the-Sea) is a former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for a number of British clubs and the Republic of Ireland national team.

Club career[edit]

O'Hanlon began his playing career at Middlesbrough in 1982. He then joined Rotherham in 1985 and stayed there for six years, before leaving for Carlisle. Two years later he joined Preston although he was only at Deepdale for one season before joining Dundee United in Scotland. He returned to Preston in 1996, making a further fourteen performances.

International career[edit]

During his playing career he also gained a cap for the Republic of Ireland national team in 1987, keeping a clean sheet in a 5–0 friendly win over Israel.

Coaching and managerial career[edit]

Upon retirement from playing he joined the coaching staff at Preston becoming David Moyes' assistant in 1998. He was made caretaker manager in March 2002 after Moyes' departure to Everton,[1] Moyes offered O'Hanlon a position with Everton but he chose to remain at Deepdale, initially as caretaker manager and subsequently as a permanent appointment.[2] In June 2003, O'Hanlon left Preston due to cost-cutting measures[3] and was appointed as a coach at Bury in January 2004,[4] leaving in May 2005, again due to cost-cutting measures.[5] O'Hanlon took up a part-time position in February 2006 with Chester[6] before being appointed as coach at Barnsley in January 2007 where he remained until September 2009 when manager Simon Davey was sacked.[7]

He was appointed first team manager at non-league club AFC Fylde in December 2009[8] having been assisting as first team coach for three months prior to this. He left the club in October 2011.[9]


  1. ^ "Preston stick with O'Hanlon". BBC Sport. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Moyes' double snub". BBC Sport. 7 May 2002. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "O'Hanlon leaving Preston". BBC Sport. 14 June 2003. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bury bring in O'Hanlon". BBC Sport. 12 January 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Pair sign new contracts at Bury". BBC Sport. 24 May 2005. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Chester sign Pilgrims man on loan". BBC Sport. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "O'Hanlon appointed Barnsley coach". BBC Sport. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
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  9. ^ "AFC Fylde boss O’Hanlon departs". Blackpool Gazette. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 

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