Brendan Kennedy

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Brendan Kennedy
Personal information
Full name Brendan Kennedy
Date of birth (1974-12-07) 7 December 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in / 1.88 m
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Cherry Orchard
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Shamrock Rovers 0 (0)
1995–1996 Dundalk 0 (0)
1996–1998 Phoenix F.C. Navan Road 59 (0)
1998–1999 Parkvilla F.C. 27 (0)
1999–2000 Moyle Park 30 (0)
2000–2001 Cherry Orchard F.C. 43 (0)
2001–2004 Dublin City 34 (0)
2004 Kildare County 11 (0)
2005 Dublin City 20 (0)
2006 Kildare County 28 (0)
2006–2007 Bangor Celtic F.C. 26 (0)
2008–2009 Monaghan United 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brendan Kennedy (born 7 December 1974, in Dublin) is a former Irish football player.

Kennedy is the brother of Mark Kennedy - the ex-Irish international and ex-Liverpool player. He is a goalkeeper who played for junior clubs such as Cherry Orchard, Ashtown Villa, and Moyle Park before entering the League of Ireland with Shamrock Rovers in the 1993–94 season. He made one appearance as a substitute for 4 minutes for Rovers in the League of Ireland on 15 August 1993.

He played for Dublin City from 2002 to 2004. Kennedy won the League of Ireland First Division championship with City in 2003 but was abruptly discarded by newly installed manager Roddy Collins in the late summer of 2004, whereupon he joined Kildare County, making 11 first-team appearances during the season.

He rejoined Dublin City in 2005, but appeared only sporadically in the latter part of the season, James Gallagher, on loan from Finn Harps, being Dermot Keely's preferred goalkeeper. Kennedy was, however, recalled for the promotion/relegation play-off in which City beat Shamrock Rovers to once more gain admission to the Premier Division. Despite this, Kennedy was not offered a new contract at the end of the 2005 season.

His stint at Kildare County began in December. He was a consistent goalkeeper throughout the season. His performances included a penalty save against Limerick in a league match in September.[1]

Towards the end of the 2006 season Kennedy struggled to hold on to his place due to competition with the promising new keeper John Flynn. He was released from Kildare County at the end of the 2006 season. He was not signed by any League of Ireland club for the 2007 season but signed for Monaghan United for the 2008 season.

Kennedy is now manager of Dunboyne A.F.C. in the Leinster Senior League.