Neale Fenn at Leyton Orient
|Full name||Neale Michael Charles Fenn|
|Place of birth||Edmonton, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Longford Town (manager)|
|1998||→ Leyton Orient (loan)||3||(0)|
|1998||→ Norwich City (loan)||7||(1)|
|1998||→ Swindon Town (loan)||4||(0)|
|1999||→ Lincoln City (loan)||4||(0)|
|1997–1999||Republic of Ireland U21||8||(3)|
|1999||Republic of Ireland B||1||(2)|
|2017||Leyton Orient (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Fenn previously played for Spurs, making his professional debut in January 1997 starting a memorable 3rd round FA Cup tie at Manchester United in 1997 alongside Rory Allen, which Spurs lost 2–0. He made his league debut, as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in April.
He made only 10 appearances for Spurs, scoring once, in a League Cup tie against Carlisle in September 1997.
League of Ireland career
His form and skill saw him transferring to Cork City F.C. for the 2004 season. He made a scoring debut on the opening day of the season. His 3 seasons at Turners Cross (stadium) established him as one of the most highly regarded players in Ireland and he won his first League of Ireland Championship in 2005 in the same team as Kevin Doyle.
Fenn scored two European goals for Cork. He netted at FC Nantes in the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup. He also scored what proved to be the all-important away goal in City's 2005-06 UEFA Cup win against Swedish side Djurgården.
Fenn was signed for Bohemians after his contract with Cork City expired in November 2006, becoming the first signing of new Bohs manager Sean Connor. After failing to score a league goal in his first season at Dalymount Park, Fenn was revitalised under the management of Pat Fenlon and played an important role in Bohs' 2008 league championship triumph. He scored against Rhyl F.C. in the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup. He added another league winners medal to his collection in 2009 but was released by Bohs when his contract expired at the end of the season.
On 29 July 2010, he announced his retirement from football with immediate effect due to personal reasons. Fenn insisted he would not be making a return to football. "I think once you finish you might as well finish rather than making all sorts of comebacks. At the moment, I can’t see myself coming back at all." However, only four days later on 3 August 2010 signed for Shamrock Rovers until the end of the 2010 season. He explained his reasons for joining the Hoops.
Neale has been capped for Republic of Ireland at U15, U16, U18, U20, U21 and 'B' levels.
In September 1997 Fenn was sent off for flooring an Icelandic opponent who laughed at his penalty miss in an Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team international.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2010. Fenn signs for Shamrock Rovers
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- "NEWS: Fenn and Bozkurt added to O's backroom staff". leytonorient.com. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
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