Miah Dennehy

Miah Dennehy

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Jeremiah Dennehy (born March 29, 1950), commonly referred to as Miah Dennehy, is a former Irish footballer who played for, among others, Cork Hibernians, Nottingham Forest, Walsall F.C., and Bristol Rovers. In 1972 he became the first ever player to score a hat-trick in an FAI Cup final. As an international he also played for the Republic of Ireland.

Playing career

Cork Hibernians

Dennehy was signed for Cork Hibernians in 1969 by manager Amby Fogarty. However it was under Fogarty’s successor, Dave Bacuzzi, that he became a prominent member of the successful Hibs team of the early 1970s. Other members of team included John Herrick. Dennehy helped Hibs win several trophies including the League of Ireland title in 1971. In 1972 he also scored a hat-trick in the FAI Cup final as he helped Hibs defeat Waterford United. This was the first ever hat-trick in an FAI Cup final. He also helped them win the all-Ireland competition, the Blaxnit Cup in 1972 On September 29, 1971 Dennehy also scored for Hibs in a European Cup game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Hibs had earlier lost the away game 5-0 and then lost the home leg 2-1 with Dennehy scoring Hibs only goal of the tie

English League

In January 1973 Dennehy was signed by Nottingham Forest for a fee of £20,000. Under manager Dave Mackay he established himself as a first team regular but lost his place under Brian Clough. After 41 Second Division appearances and 4 goals,...
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