The 2000 campaign marks the first season Keiron O'Brien joins Ed Kelly's
staff. A 1997 graduate of Boston College, O'Brien returns to his alma
mater to assist Kelly with the midfielders and attacks.
A two-time captain for the Eagles, O'Brien has been playing with the
Cape Cod Crusaders of the USISL. Before joining the Crusaders, he was a
member of the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USISL Div. 3 League. He
joined them after his graduation from the Heights in 1997. During his
tenure in New Hampshire, O'Brien helped his team advance to the USISL
Div. 3 Final Four in both 1997 and 1998.
While at Boston College, O'Brien played in 47 career matches over
1994-96 seasons. He notched three goals, while assisting one eight
others. Coach Kelly awarded O'Brien with his hard work by naming him
captain during both his junior and senior years.
Before coming to the United States, the Dublin, Ireland native was a
member of the Ireland's World University Games entry in 1993 where he
teamed with future Eagle teammates Paul Keegan and Anthony Buckley.
O'Brien also played for St. Patrick's Athletic and Belevedere College.
He earned Player of the Year honors while leading Beleveder to the
All-Ireland Championship and Leinster Championship. He graduated from
James Street C.B.S.