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Gavin Kilkenny

Date of birth:
1st February 2000
Republic of Ireland
Date signed:
6th August 2019
Previous clubs:

Irish midfielder Gavin Kilkenny joined the Cherries as a 16-year-old in August 2016.

He progressed to the club's under-21 squad after serving a two-year scholarship in the under-18s and was elevated to the first team in the summer of 2019.

Kilkenny was raised in Beaumont, a suburb of northern Dublin, and started out at St Kevin’s Boys, the Dublin-based youth football club whose graduates include Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady.

He left home at 16 to join the Cherries, having excelled at Gaelic football and hurling as a youngster.

Kilkenny signed his first professional contract in April 2018 and penned an extension at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Capped by Republic of Ireland at under-15, 16, 17 and 19, Kilkenny featured in the Cherries' pre-season friendlies against Girona, Brentford and Lyon in 2019.

He was named man of the match by the sponsors after scoring in the 3-0 win against Lyon in August 2019.

Click here to read an in-depth feature with Kilkenny.

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