Dan Connor (footballer)

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Dan Connor
Personal information
Full name Daniel Brian Connor
Date of birth (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic (Goalkeeper Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Peterborough United 8 (0)
2003–2005 Waterford United 64 (1)
2005–2008 Drogheda United 57 (0)
2009–2010 Cork City 31 (0)
2010 St Patrick's Athletic 5 (0)
2010–2013 Hereford United 2 (0)
2013–2014 Westfields
Total 167 (1)
National team
2003 Republic of Ireland U21 7 (0)
2007 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Connor, more commonly known as Dan Connor, (born 31 January 1981 in Dublin) is a retired Irish football goalkeeper formerly of Hereford United.

Connor was one of the more experienced goalkeepers in the league, having previously played for Peterborough United, Waterford United and Drogheda United. He also represented the Republic of Ireland at both U21 and B level,[2] making his U21 debut in Buckley Park in June 2003 against Georgia.

While with Waterford United he scored the winning goal in the FAI Cup semi final in 2004 [7].

Following his release from Drogheda United at the end of the 2008 season, it was confirmed on 23 January 2009 that Connor had signed for Cork City, where he linked up with former Drogheda manager Paul Doolin.[3]

Connor signed for St Patrick's Athletic at the start of the 2010 League of Ireland season,[4] but on 1 July 2010 it was announced that he had signed for Hereford United on a 2-year deal.[5] His first season with the Bulls was, however, ruined by a hip injury that ruled him out of the majority of the season. Despite battling long and hard to overcome this injury Connor was forced to retire from playing in August 2011. Following the departure of Russell Hoult, Dan Connor was announced as Hereford's new goalkeeping coach on 12 June 2012.[6]

He left his role as goalkeeping coach with Hereford on 6 June 2013. [7]

The following month he joined the coaching staff at Midland Alliance side Westfields [8] before coming out of retirement to register as a player in November 2013. [9]

Connor combined his work at Westfields with the role of Head of Academy Goalkeeping at Shrewsbury Town.[10]

He was announced as joining Wigan Athletic as an under-8 to under-21 goalkeeping coach on 6 February 2014. [11]

In January 2017 he was promoted by Wigan manager Warren Joyce to the role of senior goalkeeping coach.[12]


Waterford United
Drogheda United


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