Jessica Hennessy

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Jessica Hennessy
Personal information
Full name Jessica Hennessy
Date of birth (2001-10-01) 1 October 2001 (age 22)
Place of birth Westmeath, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position central defender, attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shamrock Rovers
Number 5
Youth career
2015-2017 Lucan United
2017-2019 Shelbourne
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2021-present AIT
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020-2022 Athlone Town 38
2023-present Shamrock Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:42, 28th March 2023 (UTC)

Early life

Jessica Hennessy (born 1 October 2001) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Women's National League Club Shamrock Rovers.[1]

Club Career

Jessica Hennessy is from Westmeath and began her soccer career with Mullingar Athletic in 2014 where she represented The Midlands in the Gaynor Cup. In 2015 Hennessy moved to Lucan United for 2 seasons. During Hennessy's time with Lucan United she played with the Dublin MGL Team and won the Gaynor Cup.[2] In 2017 Hennessy transferred to Shelbourne FC for 2 seasons[3]. While with Shelbourne Hennessy helped them secure the U17 All Ireland National League title where she lined out as an attacking midfielder[4]. While with Shelbourne Hennessy also won the FAI Women's U18 Inter-League Cup with the Dublin MGL team in 2018. Following her underage career Hennessy then signed for Womens National League club Athlone Town ahead of the 2020 season[5][6].

In 2022 Hennessy helped Athlone Town get to their first FAI Women's Cup Final where they lost 2–0 to her former side Shelbourne FC[7]. Hennessy's impressive 2022 season with Athlone Town earned her a spot on the Womens National League team of the year as well as a recent call-up to Ireland’s home-based training camp.[8].

Following her standout season with Athlone Town that seen them finish runners up in the League and Cup, Hennessy signed for newly-reformed Shamrock Rovers for the 2023 season[9].



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