Eoin Kane - Player Profile


Full Name:Eoin Kane
Born:January 10th, 1996 (Belfast)
Position:Midfielder
Signed:October 12th, 2012
First Manager:Glenn Ferguson
Left Club:December 8th, 2017
Career Stats: 45 appearances, 2 goals
Debut (as sub): March 29th, 2014 - Ballymena United 1 - 2 Dungannon Swifts (League - NIFL Premiership)
Full Debut: April 26th, 2014 - Ballymena United 1 - 1 Ards (League - NIFL Premiership)
First Goal: September 1st, 2015 - Moyola Park 1 - 4 Ballymena United (League Cup - Round 2)
Also Played For:Ballyclare Comrades, Dundela

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2017-2018  NIFL Premiership 0 0 - 0 0 - - -
 2016-2017  NIFL Premiership 2 (9) 0 - 0 0 45.5% 0.0% 54.5%
 2015-2016  NIFL Premiership 18 (8) 2 0.08 1 0 38.5% 11.5% 50.0%
 2014-2015  NIFL Premiership 2 (4) 0 - 0 0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
 2013-2014  NIFL Premiership 1 (1) 0 - 0 0 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
23 (22) 2 0.04

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Nov 16th, 2016 League Cup  (A)  vs. Warrenpoint Town 2 - 0
 Nov 8th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Linfield 1 - 4
 Feb 27th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Dungannon Swifts 2 - 4
 Feb 12th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Coleraine 0 - 2
 Jan 30th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Ballinamallard United 2 - 4
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 12th, 2016 County Antrim Shield  (A)  vs. Linfield 3 - 2
 Sep 1st, 2015 League Cup  (A)  vs. Moyola Park 4 - 1

Diminutive midfielder who joined the Sky Blues as a teenager in 2012 went on to score in the County Antrim Shield final four years later.

Born in Belfast, Eoin’s football upbringing firstly was spent with Cliftonville before moving across the city to Linfield where he stayed until Ballymena United Reserve Team manager David Dorrian brought the then 16-year-old to Warden Street in October 2012. Small in stature but technically a stand out player in United’s second string during the next 18 months – he was rewarded for his good form with promotion to the first team from Glenn Ferguson in March 2014, coming off the bench against Dungannon Swifts.

Kane stayed on Ferguson’s radar the following season and threw the youngster back into the first team panel for an extended period throughout the Autumn of 2014, but then subsequently allowed the midfielder to go out in search of regular senior football in January 2015. It was at Championship side Ballyclare Comrades where Eoin spent the second half of the season, scoring his first senior goal during his dozen games at Dixon Park, where he was also reunited with his former United coach, David Dorrian.

Rejuvenated, Eoin returned to the Sky Blues and enjoyed an impressive pre-season ahead of the 2015/2016 season which allowed him to establish himself as a regular member of Ferguson’s panel. Despite the team’s collective inconsistent form, Eoin impressed many with his performances both as a makeshift full-back and in midfield. The pinnacle of his United career came in January 2016, when he scored the third (and decisive) goal in the County Antrim Shield final against Linfield at Windsor Park, two days after his 20th birthday.

The Shield win wasn’t enough to save manager Ferguson’s job long term at the Showgrounds, as David Jeffrey came in shortly after as Kane initially found himself being utilised more from the bench for the remainder of the 2015/2016 campaign. A frustrating next season followed, as whilst the team flourished under their new manager – Eoin found himself struggling to break into the team and then had his season abruptly ended by injury which ruled him out of contention for the memorable League Cup final victory over Carrick Rangers.

Kane had already played his last game for the Sky Blues going into the 2017/2018 season, he joined another familiar face in Clifford Adams at Ballyclare Comrades in December 2017. His return to Dixon Park in the Championship resulted in increased playing time as a regular for the Comrades under Adams and then subsequently Stephen Hughes in the second half of the 2017/2018 and the 2018/2019 campaigns.

In June 2019 - Eoin Kane was unveiled as having signed for fellow Championship side, Dundela.

Honours
(with Ballymena United)
County Antrim Shield (winner): 2015/2016

Last updated: 4 June 2019

 Goals Scored
Sep 1st, 2015 League Cup  (A)  vs. Moyola Park 4 - 1 (102')
Jan 12th, 2016 County Antrim Shield  (A)  vs. Linfield 3 - 2 (76')

 Hat-Tricks