|Full name||Jeremiah Dennehy|
|Date of birth||29 March 1950|
|Place of birth||Cork, Republic of Ireland|
|1973||→ Shamrock Rovers XI (guest)||1||(0)|
|1985||Newcastle West AFC||?||(0)|
|1972–1977||Republic of Ireland||11||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jeremiah Dennehy (born 29 March 1950), commonly referred to as Miah Dennehy, is a former Irish footballer who played for, among others, Cork Hibernians, Nottingham Forest, Walsall F.C., and Bristol Rovers. In 1972 he became the first ever player to score a hat-trick in an FAI Cup final. As an international he also played for the Republic of Ireland.
Dennehy was signed for Cork Hibernians in 1969 by manager Amby Fogarty. However it was under Fogarty's successor, Dave Bacuzzi, that he became a prominent member of the successful Hibs team of the early 1970s. Other members of team included John Herrick. Dennehy helped Hibs win several trophies including the League of Ireland title in 1971. In 1972 he also scored a hat-trick in the FAI Cup final as he helped Hibs defeat Waterford United. This was the first ever hat-trick in an FAI Cup final. He also helped them win the all-Ireland competition, the Blaxnit Cup in 1972 On 29 September 1971 Dennehy also scored for Hibs in a European Cup game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hibs had earlier lost the away game 5–0 and then lost the home leg 2–1 with Dennehy scoring Hibs' only goal of the tie. Dennehy netted again in a home win at Flower Lodge against Pezoporikos Larnaca in the 1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup.
In January 1973 Dennehy was signed by Nottingham Forest for a fee of £20,000. Under manager Dave Mackay he established himself as a first team regular but lost his place under Brian Clough. After 41 Second Division appearances and four goals, Dennehy was transferred to Walsall F.C. in July 1975. In three years with Walsall he made a further 128 league appearances and scored 22 goals. In July 1978 he joined Bristol Rovers where he made 52 league appearances, scoring 6 goals. After just one season with Rovers he signed for Cardiff City but never made any first team appearances and was released from his contract in January 1979. Throughout his time in England, Dennehy regularly played Gaelic football and in 1976 he won a championship medal with Warwickshire. Their opponents in the final were a London team featuring Tony Grealish.
Republic of Ireland international
Between 1972 and 1977 Dennehy made 11 appearances and scored two goals for the Republic of Ireland. He made his international debut during Brazilian Independence Cup tournament while still playing for Cork Hibernians. On 18 June 1972 he came on as a substitute in a 3–2 win against Ecuador. This was the first of seven appearances as a sub. He scored both of his international goals in 1973. The first came on 6 June in a 1–1 away draw with Norway. Then on 10 October he scored the only goal in a 1–0 win against Poland at Dalymount Park. Both of these games were friendlies. He made his last appearance for the Republic in another friendly against Poland on 24 April 1977. On 3 July 1973, at Lansdowne Road, Dennehy also came on as a late sub for a Shamrock Rovers XI in a 4–3 defeat against Brazil. The Rovers XI was actually an All-Ireland XI which featured both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland internationals
He eventually returned to Cork where he coached junior soccer teams and played hurling for St. Vincent's GAA. On 17 August 2007, Dennehy was the victim of a serious assault outside a public house in Mayfield, Cork. He spent four months in Cork University Hospital, including five weeks in intensive care. As of February 2008 he is undergoing therapy in the National Rehabilitation Institute in Dún Laoghaire. On 6 March 2009 David Naughton was sentenced to six years in jail for the assault.
- League of Ireland
- Winners 1970–71: 1
- Runners Up 1971–72: 1
- FAI Cup
- Winners 1972: 1
- Blaxnit Cup
- Winners 1972: 1
- Dublin City Cup
- Winners 1971: 1
- League of Ireland Shield
- Winners 1970: 1
- Munster Senior Cup
- Winners 1970, 1971: 2
- The Complete Who's Who of Irish International Football, 1945–96 (1996):Stephen McGarrigle 
- Republic of Ireland stats
- "Man charged with assaulting former Irish soccer international". Irish Examiner. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.