22 October 2009

Patrick Jennings (Jr)

Name: Patrick Jennings
Born: 24 September 1979, Hertfordshire (England)
Height: 5.10 ft (1.77 m)
Weight: 11.00 st (70 kg)
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Youth.
Club Honours: (with Derry) FAI League Cup Winner 2006, 2007; (with St Pat's) FAI Cup Winner 2014 (unused sub); League of Ireland Cup Winner 2015 (unused sub); Leinster Senior Cup Winner 2014.

Club Career:
Teams ........... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FACup FLCup Europe Other
Tottenham Hotspur .................. Youth .0(0)/ 0
Q.P.R. .................................... 0(0)/ 0
Wimbledon ................................. 0(0)/ 0
Cardiff City .... 99/00 ..... Aug-99 .Free .0(0)/ 0
Carmarthen Town.. 99/00 ..... Sep-99 Trial .0(0)/ 0
Enfield ........................................... (Isthmian League)
Kingstonian ..... 00/01 ..... Oct-00 .Free .0(0)/ 0 (Football Conference)
U.C.D. .......... 01/02- 2003 ....... Free 43(0)/ 0
Derry City ...... 2004 - 2009 Feb-04 .Free 50(-)/ 0
Sligo Rovers .... 2008 ...... Feb-08 .Loan .3(-)/ 0
Shamrock Rovers.. 2010 ...... Jul-10 .Free .0(0)/ 0
Glenavon ........ 10/11
 ..... Mar-11 .Free .4(0)/ 0
Athlone Town .... 2012 ...... Mar-12 .Free 27(0)/ 0
St. Patrick's Ath 2013 ...... Mar-13 .Free 


Biography:
The son of Pat Jennings, Patrick Junior had some big gloves to fill. Initially a youth team player at his dad's former club, Tottenham, Pat Jr was also briefly on the books of Wimbledon and QPR while a teenager. Formerly an Under-19 international, through 1998 and 1999 he was a regular in the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad, but was unable to surpass Roy Carroll and David Wells so remained un-capped.

After some time spent playing non-league football in England, Jennings joined UCD. During his time with Ths Students he completed a diploma in Sports Management but left following their relegation from the FAI Premier Division in 2003. He then joined Derry City where he was mainly goalkeeping back-up. Jennings made headlines in September 2006 as he came off the bench in the League Cup Final following the sending-off of Derry keeper David Forde and saved three penalties in the shoot-out win after a goalless 120 minutes.

Derry's regular 'keeper through the 2007 season, Jennings found himself back as second choice in 2008 and joined Sligo Rovers on a season's loan. In July 2010 he signed for Shamrock Rovers as back-up to Alan Mannus. In March 2011 Jennings arrived at on a short-term contract Glenavon during a goalkeeping crisis. After a season with Athlone Town he joined St Pat's as a goalkeeping coach, registering as a player to cover for injuries.

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