Mark Connolly Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2021-22 - (1) 1 0 0 0 - (1) 0 - -
2020-21 26 (3) 29 0 4 0 23 (2) 0 3 (1) 0
2019-20 17 (5) 22 1 3 0 12 (5) 1 5 0
2018-19 15 15 0 4 0 13 0 2 0
Totals: 58 (9) 1 48 (8) 1 10 (1) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 12th, 2021 12/05/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Apr 21st, 2021 21/04/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 3
Jan 30th, 2021 30/01/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 2021 27/01/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 5
Jan 16th, 2021 16/01/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 4th, 2020 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 4th, 2020 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0 (48')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Sep 11th, 2021 11/09/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
May 12th, 2021 12/05/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Apr 21st, 2021 21/04/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 3
Feb 27th, 2021 27/02/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jan 30th, 2021 30/01/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 2021 27/01/21 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 5
Jan 16th, 2021 16/01/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0
Jan 12th, 2021 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
Jan 2nd, 2021 02/01/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Dec 30th, 2020 30/12/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Dec 26th, 2020 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 2020 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Dec 19th, 2020 19/12/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 13th, 2020 13/12/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 5th, 2020 05/12/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 0 - 2
Nov 21st, 2020 21/11/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1
Nov 10th, 2020 10/11/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Oct 24th, 2020 24/10/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Oct 17th, 2020 17/10/20 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Oct 13th, 2020 13/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Kelty Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Oct 10th, 2020 10/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Peterhead (H) 0 - 1
Oct 7th, 2020 07/10/20 Sectional Tie - Group C vs. Brechin City (A) 6 - 2 (sub)
Oct 2nd, 2020 02/10/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 1 - 2
Sep 26th, 2020 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 29th, 2020 29/08/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Aug 22nd, 2020 22/08/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 15th, 2020 15/08/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 1
Aug 11th, 2020 11/08/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Aug 8th, 2020 08/08/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Aug 1st, 2020 01/08/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Mar 7th, 2020 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Mar 3rd, 2020 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Feb 29th, 2020 29/02/20 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
Feb 21st, 2020 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
Feb 14th, 2020 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 2020 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 1
Jan 28th, 2020 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 4
Jan 25th, 2020 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Jan 19th, 2020 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1
Jan 4th, 2020 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0
Dec 21st, 2019 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Dec 14th, 2019 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 10th, 2019 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Nov 8th, 2019 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Nov 2nd, 2019 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 0 (sub)
Aug 30th, 2019 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
Aug 9th, 2019 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1
Jul 19th, 2019 19/07/19 Group A vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 0
Jul 16th, 2019 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1
Jul 12th, 2019 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
May 26th, 2019 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
May 23rd, 2019 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
May 17th, 2019 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H) 3 - 0
May 14th, 2019 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 0
May 4th, 2019 04/05/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 0 - 1
Apr 20th, 2019 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 0
Apr 12th, 2019 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Apr 5th, 2019 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 1
Mar 19th, 2019 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
Mar 9th, 2019 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 2
Mar 3rd, 2019 03/03/19 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 2
Feb 26th, 2019 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 0
Feb 23rd, 2019 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Feb 9th, 2019 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
Feb 2nd, 2019 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 2 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 48 (8) 1 9 0
SC 4 0 0 0
LC 6 (1) 0 2 0
Totals: 58 (9) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


A youth with his native Monaghan United and later Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mark joined Bolton at age 17 in the summer of 2009 for a £1,000,000 fee. His first taste of professional football came in Scotland while on loan at St Johnstone, making his debut in March 2010. By 2011, Mark had represented Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level. He became captain of Bolton Wanderers's reserve side during the 2011-12 season before going on loan to Macclesfield for a short spell. This would be his final season with Wanderers, before leaving to join Crawley Town on a two-year deal.

During his two seasons with Crawley he became a first team regular and was beginning to attract attention from Championship clubs, quickly becoming a favourite amongst supporters for his "head on the line" defensive style. As a free agent in 2014, he opted to join Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock despite offers from the higher divisions in England. In his first season at Rugby Park he held down a place as a regular before a broken collarbone unfortunately ended his season. Following a recovery, Mark was named as Kilmarnock's new captain for the 2015-16 campaign. Injury curtailed his opportunities however and at the end of the season his contract was cancelled.

In the summer of 2016, Mark returned to recently relegated Crawley Town where he played a further two full seasons, this time in League Two. Midway through the 2018-19 campaign, he handed in a transfer request and later left to sign for United on a two and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee. Making his debut against Morton at Tannadice a few days later, he formed an impressive partnership with Mark Reynolds and the pair missed only a handful of games through to the end of the season, as United just missed out on promotion to the Premiership, losing the Play-Off final with St Mirren in May 2019.

On 13 August 2020, Mark agreed a contract extension, keeping him at United until 2023.

Last updated on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 by J Myles.

Squad Numbers


55

Season:
2018-19

5

Season:
2019-20

5

Season:
2020-21

5

Season:
2021-22





Debut

February 2nd, 2019
Dundee United 2 - 1 Greenock Morton

League (Championship)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Mark was born on this date in Monaghan, Ireland.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Morton
    League (Championship)

    An impressive first half performance was enough to give a much-changed Dundee United all three points at Tannadice against Morton.Dundee United had made eleven signings during a busy January t


  • First Goal

    QOS 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Championship)

    For United’s first game of the new decade, there were three changes in the line-up from the side that drew with Dundee. Mark Connolly came in for Mark Reynolds who dropped down to the bench thereby mi


  • 50th Appearance

    St Johnstone 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Hamilton 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • Left the Club


  • Last Appearance

    St Mirren 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)