Kenneth "Kenny" Irons (born 4 November 1970 in Liverpool) is an English former professional footballer who made more than 500 appearances in the Football League playing for Tranmere Rovers and Huddersfield Town.
He was signed up as a trainee at Tranmere Rovers in 1989, where he made nearly 400 appearances for them in 10 years, before moving to Steve Bruce's Huddersfield Town side for £500,000 in 1999.
He brought steel to the Terriers' side and is most remembered by Town fans for his 35-yard thunderbolt goal that defeated Gianluca Vialli's Chelsea side 1-0 in the 3rd round of the Worthington Cup at Stamford Bridge.
In 2003, he left Town to join Irish Football League side Linfield, where he helped them gain the title during that season. The following season he had a short spell at League of Wales side NEWI Cefn Druids, before moving to Caernarfon Town where he stayed until the arrival of Steve O'Shaughnessy as manager in September 2006
He now plays his football in Queensland, Australia. Irons stint for the Mareeba Bulls was mildly successful, finishing second the FNQ league.
he now coaches at tranmere at the centre of excellence.
In 2008, Kenny signed for Liverpool Veterans Side Sacre Couer, who compete in the I Zingari Combination League. However, following the 4-1 defeat on 9 April at the hands of Bootle side Jawbone FC, Kenny finally hung up his boots.