Star of the Week
Ciaran "Killer" Kilduff played in the Kildare and District Schoolboys League for Clane Boys and Kilcock Celtic before moving to Maynooth Town in the Brenfer League. From Maynooth Town Ciaran Kilduff signed for Shamrock Rovers at under 16 level. Kilduff was highly rated at Shamrock Rovers as a youngster and after a prolific season at under 21 level, where he scored over 20 goals, Kilduff made the breakthrough to the first team making his debut against Derry City in the Brandywell in May 2007. He went on to make a further three appearances for The Hoops.
Surprise Futsal appearance?
As well as excelling for the Shamrock Rovers first team, Kilduff was a member of their title winning Futsal sideand he travelled to Portugal as part of the Irish under 21 Futsal team where they took on sides from Portuguese giants Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. He also competed in the Dallas Cup.
Following in his team mates footsteps:
Kilduff joined Kildare County on loan from Shamrock Rovers in 2007. The 6 ft 3’ striker followed in the footsteps of Shamrock Rovers team mate Padraig Amond who spent the first half of the previous season on loan at Station Road. He finished the season as top scorer for The Thoroughbreds with 11 league and cup goals, including his perfect hat-trick against Fanad United. The fans voted him as their player of the season 2008.
He moved to UCD for the 2009 season where he had a blistering start, scoring 5 goals in his opening 4 starts for The Students. Kilduff was UCD's top scorer during the 2009 season with 16 goals in 31 league and cup appearances. His goals helped the students secure the First Division title and an immediate return to the Premier Division.
In January 2011 Kilduff returned to Shamrock Rovers.
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