Pat Fenlon began playing football with his local clubs in Dublin before getting the chance to join Chelsea as a trainee in 1986.
The move didn’t last as long as he would have hoped so in 1987 he signed for St Patrick's Athletic and under the guidance of Brian Kerr, he won the league title.
In 1991 he joined rivals Bohemians where he went on to score 29 goals in 88 games, winning the FAI Cup and the PFAI Player of the Year award in 1992.
He won a league championship and two Irish Cups with Linfield, scoring the goal against rivals Glentoran which clinched the title in 1994 before scoring against Bangor in the Irish Cup final a week later.
He would go on to represent Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne, where he enjoys his most successful period as a player, scoring 27 goals in 153 games as Shels claimed a historic FAI Cup and League double in 2000,
It was the first in the club's history and Fenlon scored the winner against Bohemians in the cup final replay while he was also voted the PFAI Player of the Year again for his part in their success.
It is also the place where he would begin his managerial career in 2002, winning three leagues in four years and also becoming the first manager to lead an Irish club to the UEFA Cup Third Qualifying Round.
He would go on to manage Bohs, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City, the Republic of Ireland Under-23s, Hibernians, and Rovers again before becoming director of football at Waterford and now general manager at Linfield.