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

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  16. "Seven get the call". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "Lenihan's Irish hopes". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 24 May 2014. Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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