Kavanagh was part of the extremely successful Carrick United team which reached the Munster and FAI Junior Cup final as well as the Munster Senior Cup Finals.
Signed for Waterford United from the successful Carrick United junior side. After a "bedding-in" season he established himself in the Blues first team with a series of skilful displays from midfield. A serious leg injury curtailed his development, but he returned to Premier Division action with Cobh Ramblers in July 2008.
He signed for Waterford in July 2010 from Limerick but his contract with the Blues was terminated towards the end of the 2010 season .
He was part of the 18-man squad for the FIFPro Winter Tournament 2011 in Oslo, Norway in January 2011 .
Kavanagh was names the best player of the tournament .
He signed for St.Patrick's Athletic in January 2011, taking the number 7 shirt previously worn by David McAllister, who left the Saints in the same month to join Sheffield United. . Kavanagh scored his first goal for the Saints in a 2-0 win over Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds in the Leinster Senior Cup on the 14th March 2011 . Kavanagh scored his first league goals for Pats' against Drogheda, scoring two fine goals on Friday 29 April 2011. Kavanagh followed up on his first league goals by scoring against Galway on the following Monday. Kavanagh scored the winning goal in the 1-0 win over Dublin rivals Bohemians . He scored a week later against University College Dublin A.F.C.. Category:1986 births
Category:Republic of Ireland association footballers
Category:Waterford United F.C. players
Category:Cobh Ramblers F.C. players
Category:Limerick F.C. players
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Category:League of Ireland players
Category:People from County Tipperary
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