Kieran O'Regan

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Kieran O'Regan
Personal information
Full name Kieran Michael O'Regan
Date of birth (1963-11-09) 9 November 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Tramore Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Brighton & Hove Albion 86 (2)
1987–1988 Swindon Town 26 (1)
1988–1993 Huddersfield Town 199 (25)
1993–1995 West Bromwich Albion 45 (2)
1995–1998 Halifax Town 135 (7)
? Altrincham ? (?)
National team
? Ireland 4 (0)
1983–1985 Republic of Ireland U21 5 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Halifax Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kieran Michael O'Regan (born 9 November 1963 in Cork, Republic of Ireland) is a former Irish footballer and football manager, who played and managed in England. He now works as a football commentator for BBC Radio Leeds with Paul Ogden, covering Huddersfield Town matches.

Playing career[edit]

O'Regan was signed by Brighton and Hove Albion in 1982 from Tramore Athletic. Whilst at Brighton he gained 4 caps for the Ireland team in 1984. He played a season for Swindon Town before getting a transfer to Huddersfield Town A.F.C. in 1988 signed by his former Éire manager Eoin Hand. He spent six seasons with Town making 199 league appearances.

After a spell at West Bromwich Albion he returned to West Yorkshire to join Halifax Town. He jointly managed the side with George Mulhall from February 1997 to August 1998. During this time he was also the captain of the Halifax team who finished the 1997/98 as champions of the Football Conference. He became the sole manager in August 1998 following Mulhall's retirement. However, he lasted less than a full season in this role and was sacked in April 1999.

International career[edit]

O'Regan gained 4 caps for the Ireland team in 1984 during his time playing for Brighton.

Managerial career[edit]

O'Regan started his managerial career with Halifax Town where he jointly managed the side with George Mulhall from February 1997 to August 1998 during which time he also captained the side. O'Regan became the sole manager in August 1998 following Mulhall's retirement. However, he lasted less than a full season in this role and was sacked in April 1999.

Club Period Games Wins Draws Defeats
 England Halifax Town (with George Mulhall) 02/1997 - 08/1998 58 30 17 11
 England Halifax Town 08/1998 - 04/1999 47 17 14 16

After football[edit]

O'Regan currently works as a summariser covering Huddersfield Town games on BBC Radio Leeds.

He also works selling carpets at Carpet Clearance Centre on Lockwood Road Huddersfield.

References[edit]

  • Meynell, Johnny (2005). The Definitive Halifax Town AFC. Soccer Data. ISBN 1-899468-24-2.