Darragh Lenihan

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Darragh Lenihan
Personal information
Full name Darragh Patrick Lenihan[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Dunboyne, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
Number 26
Youth career
Belvedere
2011–2012 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Blackburn Rovers 26 (0)
2014–2015 Burton Albion (loan) 17 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Republic of Ireland U17 2 (0)
2012–2013 Republic of Ireland U19 1 (0)
2014– Republic of Ireland U21 12 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:07, 8 May 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:52,28 March 2015 (UTC)

Darragh Patrick Lenihan (born 16 March 1994) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a Midfielder for Blackburn Rovers.

Career

Blackburn Rovers

In the summer of 2011 he signed for Blackburn Rovers from Belvedere.[3] Two years later, Lenihan signed a contract with the club and then again in May 2014.[4][5]

In April 2015 Lenihan made his debut for Rovers against Millwall coming off the bench in the first half to replace Matt Kilgallon.[6] After making his debut, Lenihan spoke out in his post-match interview that it was a great experience playing in Ewood Park and pleased to progress with hard work and patience, earning him first team.[7] The following game he made his full debut starting against Huddersfield Town.[8]

Burton Albion (loan)

In October 2014 he signed for Burton Albion on a months loan.[9] Lenihan made his league debut on 25 October coming off the bench against Stevenage.[10]

On 24 November 2014, Lenihan's loan spell with Burton Albion was extended until 3 January 2015.[11] Lenihan's loan spell with Burton Albion was extended twice for another month on 5 January 2015[12] and on 9 February 2015.[13]

He scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Portsmouth on 17 January 2015.[14] After five months spell at Burton Albion, Lenihan was recalled by the club on 4 March 2015.[15]

International career

After appearing twice for the Republic of Ireland U17 level, Lenihan was called up by Republic of Ireland U19 in September 2012.[16] Lenihan made his only Ireland U19 debut on 8 September 2012, in a 1–1 draw against Latvia U19.[17]

Leniham was called up by Republic of Ireland U21 for the first time in May 2014.[18] Lenihan made his Ireland U21 debut, playing 90 minutes and as captain, in a 1–1 draw against Qatar U23.[19]

Career statistics

References

  1. "The Football League Retained List". The Football League. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Darragh Lenihan". 11v11. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  3. "Darragh Lenihan". rovers.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. 
  4. "Done deals". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 1 July 2013. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  5. "New deals for future stars". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 1 July 2014. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  6. "Report: Rovers 2 Millwall 0". rovers.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. 
  7. "Patience and hard work pays off for Lenihan". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 24 April 2015. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  8. . Blackburn Rovers F.C. 25 April 2015 http://www.rovers.co.uk/news/article/huddersfield-town-vs-blackburn-rovers-2420904.aspx. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. "Darragh Lenihan has today joined Burton Albion on an initial month-long loan deal.". rovers.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. 
  10. Match Report. "MATCH REPORT". burtonalbionfc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. 
  11. "ALBION EXTEND LENIHAN LOAN". Burton Albion F.C. 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  12. "Darragh Lenihan: Blackburn midfielder extends Burton loan". BBC Sport. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  13. "Lenihan extends Burton stay". Sky Sports. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  14. "Portsmouth 1–1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  15. "DARRAGH LENIHAN HAS BEEN RECALLED BY HIS PARENT CLUB BLACKBURN ROVERS". Burton Albion F.C. 4 March 2015. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  16. "Seven get the call". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  17. "Debut for Darragh". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  18. "Two get Under-21 call". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 14 May 2014. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  19. "Lenihan's Irish hopes". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 24 May 2014. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 

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