John Kavanagh


Player Profile

Age: 26 years, 10 months

Place of Birth: Cork, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender


Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2020 Present Cobh Ramblers
Jul 2019 Waterford
Jul 2018 Jul 2019 Finn Harps  (Loan)
Jan 2018 Jun 2018 Waterford  (Loan)
Jul 2017 Oct 2017 Cobh Ramblers  (Loan)
Aug 2011 Jul 2019 Cork City


Start DateEnd DateTeam

John joined Cork City's U19 squad in 2011/12 and was part of two U19 double winning sides at Turner's Cross. His first senior outing came as an unused sub against Monaghan United in October 2011 and he made his senior debut against Rockmount in the Munster Senior Cup in February 2012. John didn't make his league bow for the Rebels until 2013 when he was in the starting XI away to Shelbourne on 12 July and he made 8 league appearances that season. In 2014 John scored his first goal for the club, netting in a 3-1 win over Bray Wanderers at Turner's Cross. He also made 18 league appearances (nine as a sub) as City finished second to champions Dundalk in the league table.

John stayed with Cork for the 2015 season and made 16 league appearances but injury ruled him out for much of the league campaign and also caused him to miss out on the FAI Cup Final where Dundalk defeated Cork 1-0 after extratime. The injury also kept John out of the Cork City side for much of 2016 but he returned to action until late September when he came on as an 88th minute substitute against Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park. He made 3 league appearances by the end of the season managing 90 minutes in City's last two league matches of 2016. With John suffering further injury issues that stretched on right through the 2017 season, he opted for a loan move in July 2017 heading to Cobh Ramblers.

In January 2018 John moved on loan to Waterford for the first half of the 2018 season before returning to Cork in July. He then re-signed with Cork at the end of the season so as to keep him at the club for the 2019 campaign. In December 2020, John re-signed for the 2021 season with Cobh Ramblers.

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John Kavanagh 2020 Record - League of Ireland First Division

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
May 7, 2021 Cabinteely 1 - 0 Cobh Ramblers Stradbrook
May 1, 2021 Cobh Ramblers 0 - 4 Galway United St. Colman's Park
OG: 70'
April 24, 2021 Cobh Ramblers 1 - 1 Bray Wanderers St. Colman's Park
April 16, 2021 Wexford 1 - 2 Cobh Ramblers Ferrycarrig Park
Yellow: 77'
April 9, 2021 Treaty United 1 - 1 Cobh Ramblers Unknown
April 3, 2021 Cobh Ramblers 0 - 4 UCD St. Colman's Park
Yellow: 55'
March 26, 2021 Cork City 2 - 1 Cobh Ramblers Turners Cross
Yellow: 90'

John Kavanagh 2020 Record - Friendly

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
Feb. 28, 2021 Shamrock Rovers 3 - 1 Cobh Ramblers Tallaght Stadium
0Subbed Off: 0'
Feb. 25, 2021 Longford Town 2 - 3 Cobh Ramblers Strokestown Road