Gareth Cronin

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Gareth Cronin
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-02-18) 18 February 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1993–1995 Sunderland A.F.C
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Cork City 178 (5)
2000–2002 Shamrock Rovers 36 (0)
2002–2003 Cork City 16 (0)
2003–2004 Kildare County 30 (2)
Total 260 (7)
National team
1991 Republic of Ireland U17 2 (1)
1998 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Waterford United
2009 Longford Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gareth Cronin (born 18 February 1975) is an Irish football manager and former player.

Cronin had been assistant manager to Dermot Keely at Dublin City before the club went out of business in July 2006. The following month, Gareth Cronin became manager at Waterford United where he spent over two full seasons before leaving on the 17 November 2008. The Cork native took over as manager of Longford Town in June 2009 but left following the conclusion of the 2009 season.

He was a member of the senior management team at Aviva, the world's sixth biggest insurance group, leading the audit teams for the Irish business and UK general insurance business. He is now the Chief Audit Officer for Allied Irish Banks PLC.

Playing career[edit]

He played over 200 times for Cork City, where he won an FAI Cup medal in 1998. He signed for Shamrock Rovers in 2000 where he played for two seasons making 50 total appearances. After a spell back at Cork he signed for Kildare County in 2003 but a knee injury ended his career prematurely.

He has also been capped for Ireland at every level except Senior.


As a player[edit]

Cork City

As a manager[edit]