Keith Fahey

    • Position: Midfielder
    • Number: 8
    • Age: 38

    31 year old Tallaght man Fahey joined the Saints ahead of the 2014 season having had two previous spells with the club under former managers Eamonn Collins and John McDonnell.

    Fans’ favourite Fahey was a standout player in the Saints’ side for the six years he spent with the club previously. It was the Dubliner’s role in past European games over the years however that caught the eye of many plaudits, in particular the Saints’ 2008 campaign which saw both JFK Olimps and IFK Elfsborg defeated, before German giants Hertha Berlin knocked out Pats. The 4-3 aggregate victory over Swedish side Elfsborg featured impressive performances by both Fahey and Saints’ striker Mark Quigley, who are now reunited in Inchicore this year having been both signed by Liam Buckley.

    Keith's career began with local side Cherry Orchard at schoolboy level, before he moved to Arsenal in 2000. However after 2 years with the Gunners, Fahey was signed by Aston Villa for £250,000.

    However Fahey's spell with the Villans proved unsuccessful, and he returned transferred to Ireland to get back playing regular football - non-league Bluebell United being the ones to get his services. However after a short stint with Bluebell, Eamonn Collins signed 20 year old Fahey. Under Collins' reign, Fahey won the 2003 League Cup as the Saints defeated Longford Town 1-0 in the final. However months later Longford turned the tables on the Saints to win the FAI Cup final 2-0 in Lansdowne Road with Fahey dismissed in the game.

    In 2005, Keith was snapped up by high flying Drogehda United in swap deal involving Drogs' midfielder Alan Reilly. Fahey won the 2006 Setanta Sports Cup with the club, but months later he found himself back at Pats after a disagreement with the Boynesiders' manager Paul Doolin.

    Fahey's move to the Saints proved the launchpad to produce his best form again as having impressed for two years straight with the Saints, he transferred to Football League Championship side Birmingham City in December 2008. Fahey immediately established himself in Alex McLeish’s side and played a key role in their push for promotion, his importance underlined as he netted a vital goal on the final day of the season against Reading to ensure the Blues reached the Premier League.

    While excelling at club level, Keith was also impressing at international level as he received his first Irish international cap in May 2010 in a friendly against Paraguay in the RDS. Fahey has gone on to make 16 internaional caps, scoring his first goal for Ireland just eight minutes into his first competitive appearance against Armenia.

    Fahey played 2 seasons in the Premier League before Birmingham’s relegation to the Championship in 2010/2011, a season which proved a year of mixed emotions as Fahey and Birmingham won the 2011 Carling Cup Final against Arsenal in Wembley, before suffering the heartbreak of relegation months later. Fahey remained with Birmingham for a further two seasons, before leaving the club in May 2013.

    Having struggled with injuries after that point, Fahey is now back at Richmond Park as he looks to help the Saints to success in 2014, which includes the Saints' participation in the 2014/15 Champions League campaign.


    Previous Clubs: Cherry Orchard (schoolboy), Arsenal (2000-02), Aston Villa (2002), Bluebell United (2003), St Patrick's Athletic (2003-05), Drogheda United (2005-06), St Patrick's Athletic (2006-08), Birmingham City (2009-13).

    Statistics (All Time)

    38

    Games

    3067

    Minutes

    23

    Goals

    5

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    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    November, 2nd 2014FAI CupDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    October, 24th 2014LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
    October, 10th 2014LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    October, 5th 2014FAI CupSt Patrick's Athletic6Finn Harps1REPORT
    September, 30th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bohemians1REPORT
    September, 26th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
    September, 19th 2014LeagueBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
    September, 12th 2014FAI CupSt Patrick's Athletic3Bohemians2REPORT
    September, 5th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
    September, 1st 2014FAI CupShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    August, 29th 2014LeagueDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    August, 22nd 2014FAI CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Shelbourne1REPORT
    August, 18th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Limerick1REPORT
    August, 15th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
    August, 8th 2014LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    July, 23rd 2014Champions LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Legia Warszawa5REPORT
    July, 16th 2014Champions LeagueLegia Warszawa1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    July, 5th 2014LeagueShamrock Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    June, 27th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers2REPORT
    June, 6th 2014FAI CupSt Patrick's CY0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    June, 2nd 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic6Drogheda United0REPORT
    May, 30th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City2REPORT
    May, 23rd 2014LeagueLimerick2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
    May, 16th 2014LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    May, 9th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Cork City2REPORT
    May, 3rd 2014LeagueSligo Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    April, 25th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Athlone Town0REPORT
    April, 21st 2014LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
    April, 18th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bohemians1REPORT
    April, 14th 2014Setanta CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers5REPORT
    April, 11th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
    April, 7th 2014LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    April, 4th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk4REPORT
    March, 14th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
    March, 7th 2014LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    March, 2nd 2014President's CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers0REPORT
    February, 24th 2014Setanta CupBallinamallard United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    February, 17th 2014Leinster Senior CupSt Patrick's Athletic2Dundalk1REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    September, 19th 2014LeagueBray Wanderers2St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
    August, 15th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
    June, 6th 2014FAI CupSt Patrick's CY0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    March, 2nd 2014FAI CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers0REPORT
    February, 17th 2014Leinster Senior CupSt Patrick's Athletic2Dundalk1REPORT
    November, 14th 2008LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    November, 10th 2008LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Derry City1REPORT
    November, 7th 2008LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
    October, 24th 2008FAI CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
    September, 2nd 2008Setanta CupLinfield1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    August, 3rd 2008LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    May, 4th 2008LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Cork City2REPORT
    April, 11th 2008LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    March, 14th 2008LeagueBohemians0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
    March, 10th 2008Setanta CupSt Patrick's Athletic3Glentoran3REPORT
    February, 15th 2008FriendlyWexford Youths1St Patrick's Athletic5REPORT
    September, 24th 2007FAI CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians2REPORT
    August, 31st 2007LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Waterford United1REPORT
    August, 17th 2007FAI CupBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    March, 19th 2007Setanta CupDungannon Swifts2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    October, 6th 2006LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Drogheda United0REPORT
    September, 15th 2006LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Shelbourne3REPORT
    July, 28th 2006FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic7Cherry Orchard1REPORT
    July, 23rd 2006LeagueBray Wanderers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    November, 2nd 2014FAI CupDerry City0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
    October, 10th 2014LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
    September, 26th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
    June, 2nd 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic6Drogheda United0REPORT
    April, 14th 2014Setanta CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers5REPORT
    DateCompetitionHome TeamAway Team
    July, 5th 2014LeagueShamrock Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT

    02/11/2014St Patrick's Athletic's Keith Fahey Hoping To End Lansdowne Heartbreak On Sunday
    17/07/2014Keith Fahey Proud Of St Patrick's Athletic's Champions League Display Against Legia Warsaw
    23/04/2014Fahey: I Hope Chris Stays A Saint
    06/03/2014Ireland Welcomes Fahey And McPhail Home
    03/03/2014Stunning Goal 'lift' For Fahey
    03/03/2014Fahey Bags President’s Cup Winner For St Patrick’s
    02/03/2014Keith Fahey's Goal
    19/02/2014Keith Fahey Insists His Priority Is St Pats
    19/02/2014Wonder Goal Proof Fahey Still Has Touch
    08/01/2014Buckley: When I Met Up With Keith I Was Sure He'd Sign For Us
    08/01/2014New St Patrick's Athletic Signing Keith Fahey: Life In England Was Very Lonely
    08/01/2014Keith Fahey Was Barking Up The Wrong Tree Until He Decided To Go Home
    08/01/2014Keith Fahey Relishing His New Challenge At St Patrick’s Athletic
    08/01/2014Fahey: St Pat's Return Can Rekindle My Career
    05/01/2014Joining St Pats Won’t Kill Keith Fahey’s Career
    30/12/2013Fahey Can Show O'Neill He's At Home At Top Level
    27/12/2013St Pat’s Has Always Been My Home
    24/12/2013Homebird Fahey Returns To Give Saints Euro Boost
    24/12/2013Keith Fahey: 'People Will Think I'm Mad For Returning To Airtricity League'
    23/12/2013Keith Fahey Returns To St Patrick’s Athletic
    23/12/2013Keith Fahey Returns To The League Of Ireland For THIRD Spell With St Pat's
    30/06/2012Keith Fahey Interview

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