Oran Kearney - Player Profile


Full Name:Oran Kearney
Born:July 29th, 1978 (Ballymoney)
Position:Midfielder
Left Club:June 4th, 2005
Career Stats: 121 appearances, 34 goals
Full Debut: August 10th, 2002 - Ballymena United 1 - 1 Carrick Rangers (Ulster Cup - Group Stage)
First Goal: August 17th, 2002 - Ballyclare Comrades 0 - 6 Ballymena United (Ulster Cup - Group Stage)
Also Played For:Ballymoney United, Linfield, Moyola Park

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2004-2005  Irish Premier League 39 (3) 7 0.17 0 0 33.3% 38.1% 28.6%
 2003-2004  Irish Premier League 35 (1) 11 0.31 4 0 38.9% 16.7% 44.4%
 2002-2003  First Division 41 (2) 16 0.37 0 0 53.5% 23.3% 23.3%
115 (6) 34 0.28

 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:
 Apr 30th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Larne 0 - 0
 Apr 23rd, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Coleraine 2 - 0
 Apr 16th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Glentoran 0 - 3
 Apr 9th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Cliftonville 0 - 0
 Apr 2nd, 2005 Irish Cup  (N)  vs. Larne 0 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Mar 29th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Omagh Town 2 - 0
 Mar 24th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. (Lisburn) Distillery 2 - 1
 Mar 8th, 2005 Irish Cup  (H)  vs. Harland and Wolff Welders 4 - 0
 Feb 19th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Crusaders 3 - 2
 Feb 12th, 2005 Irish Cup  (H)  vs. Kilmore Rec 4 - 1

Goalscoring midfielder who spent three successful seasons at Warden Street under Kenny Shiels before turning his hand to management.

In January 2000 - signed for Moyola Park (aged ?)

Kearney was virtually unknown to many Irish League followers when Kenny Shiels recruited Oran and his older brother Gareth in the summer of 2002. The impact was instant as Shiels' entertainers lit
Oran bagged 16 goals from midfield as his trademark late bursts into the penalty area were vital in the Sky Blues' promotion back to the Premier Division.

The sacking of Kenny Shiels marked the end of a successful stay at the Showgrounds, as long term admirer David Jeffrey coaxed Kearney to Linfield in June 2005.

Honours
(with Ballymena United)
First Division: runners-up - 2002/2003

 Goals Scored
Aug 17th, 2002 Ulster Cup  (A)  vs. Ballyclare Com. 6 - 0 (43')
Sep 14th, 2002 Ulster Cup  (H)  vs. Armagh City 4 - 1 (42')
Sep 23rd, 2002 League Cup  (H)  vs. Coleraine 3 - 1 (55')
Oct 28th, 2002 County Antrim Shield  (H)  vs. Ballymoney United 8 - 0 (60')
Nov 2nd, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Limavady United 4 - 1 (20')
Nov 2nd, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Limavady United 4 - 1 (77')
Nov 9th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Bangor 2 - 0 (29')
Nov 30th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Larne 3 - 1 (90')
Dec 7th, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Dungannon Swifts 5 - 2 (85')
Jan 14th, 2003 County Antrim Shield  (A)  vs. Distillery 2 - 1 (48')
Feb 1st, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Armagh City 2 - 3 (15')
Mar 15th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Armagh City 2 - 2 (56')
Mar 22nd, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Dungannon Swifts 2 - 0 (66')
Mar 29th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Ballyclare Com. 4 - 2 (21')
Apr 4th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Dungannon Swifts 2 - 3 (60')
Apr 12th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Larne 1 - 2 (53')
Aug 19th, 2003 League Cup  (A)  vs. Portadown 1 - 3 (9')
Aug 29th, 2003 League Cup  (A)  vs. Glenavon 1 - 0 (50')
Sep 20th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Larne 2 - 1 (58')
Sep 20th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Larne 2 - 1 (83')
Oct 18th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Crusaders 1 - 1 (53')
Oct 28th, 2003 County Antrim Shield  (H)  vs. Dunmurry YM 3 - 1 (49')
Nov 15th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Glenavon 4 - 0 (79')
Nov 15th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Glenavon 4 - 0 (58')
Dec 6th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Newry Town (City) 4 - 0 (31')
Dec 6th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Newry Town (City) 4 - 0 (39')
Dec 13th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Portadown 1 - 0 (42')
Jan 3rd, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Loughgall 2 - 1 (75')
Jan 16th, 2005 Irish Cup  (H)  vs. Coagh United 1 - 0 (90')
Feb 12th, 2005 Irish Cup  (H)  vs. Kilmore Rec 4 - 1 (90')
Feb 19th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Crusaders 3 - 2 (34')
Mar 8th, 2005 Irish Cup  (H)  vs. HW Welders 4 - 0 (20')
Mar 24th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Distillery 2 - 1 (25')
Mar 29th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Omagh Town 2 - 0 (55')

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