Pat Fenlon

Director of Football & Successful Manager

  • Date Joined: 20th September 2016
A highly successful and adaptable football manager, Pat possesses a proven track record in Scotland and Ireland having won eight trophies in 12 full seasons in management, reached multiple additional cup finals, and competed on the European stage.

Pat combines this experience with an impressive playing career featuring 10 trophy wins, developing an extensive network of contacts in the club to be utilised for the short and long term benefits of a club.

An adaptable and versatile manager, Pat is equally as comfortable competing for titles as consolidating upon a club’s position, prioritising cup competitions and player development to increase fan support and improve overall sustainability.
Pat Fenlon

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    UEFA
    Pro Licence
    2009

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence
    1996

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    1995

Career History

  • Waterford United FC

    Waterford United FC
    Director of Football
    2017 – Present

  • Shamrock Rovers FC

    Shamrock Rovers FC
    First Team Manager
    2014 – 2016

  • Hibernian FC

    Hibernian FC
    First Team Manager
    2011 – 2013

  • Bohemians FC

    Bohemians FC
    First Team Manager
    2008 – 2011

  • FAI

    FAI
    National U23 Manager
    2007 – 2008

  • Derry City FC

    Derry City FC
    First Team Manager
    2007 – 2007

  • Shelbourne FC

    Shelbourne FC
    First Team Manager
    2002 – 2006

  • Shelbourne FC

    Shelbourne FC
    Player
    1997 – 2002
    Appearances: 153 · Goals: 27

  • Shamrock Rovers FC

    Shamrock Rovers FC
    Player
    1996 – 1997
    Appearances: 31 · Goals: 4

  • Linfield FC

    Linfield FC
    Player
    1994 – 1996
    Appearances: 94 · Goals: 26

  • Bohemians FC

    Bohemians FC
    Player
    1991 – 1994
    Appearances: 88 · Goals: 29

  • St Patrick’s Athletic FC

    St Patrick’s Athletic FC
    Player
    1987 – 1991
    Appearances: 92 · Goals: 24

  • Chelsea FC

    Chelsea FC
    Youth & Reserve Player
    1985 – 1987

Key Achievements

  • Achieved a 55% win ratio at Shamrock Rovers while leading the club to European qualification and the semi-finals of the League of Ireland Cup two seasons in a row
  • Fulfilled the remit of guiding Hibernian to safety after arriving during the 2011/12 season, before guiding them to the final of the Scottish Cup two seasons in a row as well as the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League
  • Won the 2008 League of Ireland and FAI Cup double, the 2009 League of Ireland and League of Ireland Cup double, and the 2010 Setanta Sports Cup to seal five trophies in three seasons with Bohemians
  • Missed out on three consecutive title wins in 2010 after finishing second with Bohemians on goal difference
  • Managed Bohemians in 10 European fixtures, winning four games and drawing three
  • Left Bohemians with a league win ratio of 61.7% and an overall win ratio of 60.92%
  • Won three league titles in four seasons with Shelbourne after finishing second in 2002 as Player-Manager, including the club’s first ever back-to-back titles
  • Became the first Irish club to ever reach the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League with Shelbourne
  • Managed Shelbourne in a total of 20 European games across the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League - including notable ties against Deportivo la Coruña, Lille OSC, Odense BK and Steaua Bucharest
  • Achieved a league win ratio of 56.17% with Shelbourne and an overall win ratio of 51.87%
  • Won two games out of three as National U23 Manager with a side comprised entirely out of League of Ireland players
  • Won League of Ireland titles with Shelbourne in 2000 and 2002, and St Patrick’s Athletic in 1990
  • Won the FAI Cup in 1992 with Bohemians and 2000 with Shelbourne, scoring the winning goal in the 2000 final
  • Won the Irish League title and Irish Cup double with Linfield in 1994, sealing the title with a winning goal against Glentoran on the last day of the 1993/94 season before scoring the second goal in the Irish Cup win a week later
  • Won the Irish Cup for a second successive season with Linfield in 1995
  • Won the Leinster Senior Cup with Bohemians in 1993 and Shamrock Rovers in 1997

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