Daniel Kearns (footballer)

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Daniel Kearns
Daniel Kearns 30-05-2009 1.jpg
Kearns playing for West Ham United in 2009
Personal information
Full name Daniel Anthony Kearns[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-26) 26 August 1991 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sligo Rovers
Number 7
Youth career
2007–2010 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Dundalk 37 (4)
2011–2014 Peterborough United 32 (0)
2012 York City (loan) 9 (0)
2013 Rotherham United (loan) 10 (0)
2014 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2015 Carlisle United 10 (0)
2015–2016 Glenavon 18 (5)
2016– Sligo Rovers 17 (2)
National team
2007–2008 Northern Ireland U19 5 (0)
2010 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2010 Republic of Ireland U21 3 (0)
2010 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (0)
2011 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:52, 11 March 2017 (UTC).

Daniel Anthony Kearns (born 26 August 1991) is an Irish professional footballer who currently plays for Sligo Rovers. He joined Peterborough United from Dundalk in 2011 and had spells on loan with York City, Rotherham United and Chesterfield.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Belfast,[2] Kearns began his grassroots career in the youth team of his local club St Oliver Plunkett.[4] He joined the youth team of English side West Ham United in July 2007, having been the player of the tournament at the Ballymena International Tournament in 2006.[5] He soon established himself in the under-18 team and went on to spend three years with the club from 2007 to 2010.[5][6]

Dundalk[edit]

After being released by West Ham in May 2010, Kearns signed for Dundalk of the League of Ireland Premier Division in August on a short-term contract.[3] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw with University College Dublin, before going on to make 12 appearances in his first season.[2] Kearns scored his first competitive goals for Dundalk with a hat-trick against Linfield in the Setanta Sports Cup on 14 February 2011.[2] Kearns played in Dundalk's seven games in their run to the Setanta Sports Cup Final, where the side lost 2–0 to Shamrock Rovers.[2]

Peterborough United[edit]

On 30 August 2011 he signed a three-year deal with English Championship club Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his debut for Peterborough on 24 September 2011, in a 1–0 defeat against his former club, West Ham United, coming on as an 89th minute substitute for Lee Frecklington.[8] He made his first start for Peterborough on 17 December 2011 in a 1–0 victory at home to Coventry City and was named man of the match, also playing a part in the buildup to the goal when laid the ball off to Paul Taylor, who assisted with Emile Sinclair's goal.[9] He finished his first season at Peterborough with 21 appearances.[8]

Kearns signed for League Two side York City on a one-month loan on 4 October 2012, making his debut on 6 October as a 66th-minute substitute in a 0–0 draw at home to Rotherham United.[10][11] On 1 November 2012, the loan was extended for another two months.[12] However, he was recalled by Peterborough on 29 November 2012, after making 12 appearances for York.[13] In January, it was confirmed that Bradford City, along with Rotherham and York were interested in signing Kearns.[14] He signed for League Two Rotherham on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season on 9 January 2013, making his debut on 13 January as a 51st-minute substitute in a 2–0 home defeat to Barnet.[11][15] He made 10 appearances for Rotherham as they finished the season as League Two runners-up, earning automatic promotion to League One.[11]

Kearns signed for League Two team Chesterfield on a one-month loan on 11 March 2014 and made his debut that day as a 66th-minute substitute for Jimmy Ryan in a 1–1 draw away to AFC Wimbledon.[16][17] On 14 April 2014, his loan was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season.[18] He made 10 appearances as Chesterfield won the League Two title and thus League One promotion.[17]

Kearns was one of five players released by Peterborough at the end of the 2013–14 season.[19]

Carlisle United[edit]

He signed a two-year deal with newly relegated League Two club Carlisle United on 11 July 2014. He was released from the club on 1 September 2015.[20]

Glenavon[edit]

Kearns signed for NIFL Premiership side Glenavon on 17 October 2015.[21] He was previously in the advanced stages of talks with another NIFL Premiership club Linfield after leaving Carlisle,[22] but Linfield were unable to complete the deal. It was against Linfield that Kearns would play his final game for the club, as a late substitute in the 2015–16 Irish Cup Final, which Glenavon won 2-0.

Sligo Rovers[edit]

Kearns signed an 18-month contract with League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers on 5 July 2016.

International career[edit]

Kearns represented Northern Ireland in a series of European U17 Championship qualifiers in March 2008. However, in 2010 he switched allegiances to the Republic of Ireland, going on to represent them at under-19,[23] under-21 and under-23 levels.[24][25][26] The IFA contested the player's decision to switch national allegiances.[27] He was capped once by the League of Ireland XI, playing in their 5–0 defeat to Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on 31 July 2011.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 April 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundalk 2010[2][3] LOI Premier Division 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2011[3] LOI Premier Division 25 4 2 1 1 0 8[a] 4 36 9
Total 37 4 2 1 2 0 8 4 49 9
Peterborough United 2011–12[8] Championship 20 0 1 0 21 0
2012–13[11] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[17] League One 11 0 1 0 1 0 2[b] 0 15 0
Total 32 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
York City (loan) 2012–13[11] League Two 9 0 2 0 1[b] 0 12 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2012–13[11] League Two 10 0 10 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2013–14[17] League Two 10 0 10 0
Carlisle United 2014–15[29] League Two 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 108 4 7 1 4 0 11 4 130 9
  1. ^ Seven appearances and four goals in Setanta Sports Cup, one appearance in Leinster Senior Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Rotherham United

Chesterfield

Glenavon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "D. Kearns". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Daniel Kearns". Dundalk F.C. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Black & White View". St Oliver Plunkett F.C. September 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-01-15. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Daniel Kearns". West Ham United F.C. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Career History". UpThePosh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Daniel Kearns completes Peterborough United move". BBC Sport. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Posh v Coventry: Champagne Kearns is in sparkling form". Peterborough Today. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "York City sign Peterborough United's Daniel Kearns on loan". BBC Sport. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "York City forward Michael Coulson out for the season". BBC Sport. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Peterborough United recall Daniel Kearns from York City". BBC Sport. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Bradford City are lining up a move for Peterborough winger Daniel Kearns". Sky Sports. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Millers land Kearns". Rotherham United F.C. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Chesterfield: Danny Kearns joins from Peterborough on loan". BBC Sport. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kearns Loan Extended". Chesterfield F.C. 14 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Peterborough United: Tommy Rowe among five released". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Danny Kearns: Carlisle United sign Ireland Under-23 midfielder". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  21. ^ Sinnamon, Andrew. "Glenavon sign Daniel Kearns". glenavonfc.com. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "Linfield eyeing up Kearns deal". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Under-19 – Kearns". UEFA. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "FAI success in player eligibility case". RTÉ Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "Turkey U-21 1–0 Republic of Ireland U-21". RTÉ Sport. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  26. ^ "Estonia U23 0–1 Rep of Ireland U23". RTÉ Sport. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  27. ^ "CAS 2010/A/2071 IFA v/ FAI, Kearns & FIFA" (PDF). Tribunal Arbitral du Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  28. ^ "Airtricity League XI 0–5 Celtic". RTÉ Sport. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Daniel Kearns in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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