|Date of birth||23 March 1968|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Playing position||Full back|
|1984–1986||Republic of Ireland U19||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Birmingham, Cooney started his career at Norwich City before returning to Dublin to sign for Noel King's Shamrock Rovers side in 1988. He made his debut on 4 September  and became a popular figure with the fans in his 4 years at Rovers. He made a total of 127 appearances scoring 6 times for the Hoops.
He then moved to Dundalk. After a couple of seasons at Oriel Park, he became Turlough O'Connor's first signing for Bohemians where he scored his debut for Bohs on 3 January 1994 in a 2-0 league win over Cobh Ramblers. He made 4 appearances in European competition for Bohs, all of them in the 1995 Intertoto Cup.
Cooney earned caps for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 team.
- Bohemian FC match programme, Vol. 46, no. 5