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Paul Heffernan

Personal information
Full namePaul Heffernan
Date of birth29 December 1981(age 34)
Place of birthDublin, Republic of Ireland
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubKilmarnock
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Paul Heffernan (born 29 December 1981 in dublin, County Dublin) is an Irish professional footballer, currently playing for Scottish side Kilmarnock after being released by Sheffield Wednesday. This has followed a stop and start career at Notts County and Bristol City.

Bristol City paid £150,000 for him in 2004, but due to the form of Steve Brooker and Leroy Lita, his chances in the first team were limited.

He joined Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2005 for £125,000, which was then a new record transfer paid by Rovers. Since joining Doncaster, the Irishman has weighed in with some key goals, including 2 in each leg of the Football League Trophy Semi-Final against Crewe Alexandra, goals which ultimately sent Rovers to the final of that competition. Heffernan also scored the second goal in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff against Bristol Rovers, which Doncaster won 3 2.

Heffernan sparked a moment of controversy in the 2008 League One Play-off semi-final when playing for Doncaster against Southend United, when he headbutted an opponent due to frustration in the final minute of the match. Heffernan was subsequently sent-off and was unable to play in the second leg, or the final against Leeds United at Wembley Stadium.

Following his loan move to Bristol Rovers in February 2010, he scored four times in 10 appearances, however, on 5 April 2010, he was recalled by Doncaster because of injury problems.

In May 2010, Doncaster announced that he was one of six players who would not be offered new contracts.

On 9 June 2010, he joined Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer. He was given the number 9 shirt shortly after. He left Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent on June 15 2011 and signed for Kilmarnock shortly afterwards. Heffernan scored his first two goals for Kilmarnock in a 4 - 1 win over Hibernian at Rugby Park on 14 August 2011.

His good form continued as he went on to score a hat-trick in the Scottish League Cup third round match against Queen of the South in a 5-0 win.


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