|Date Of Birth:||19-Jan-1970|
|Place Of Birth:||Croyden|
|Debut:||11-Aug-1994, Drogheda (a) Lge Cup 5-0|
1990-91 Notts Forest 2 apps (1 gl ): 1993-94 Kettering Town and later Lincoln City 12 apps (2 gls.) : 1994-95 Dundalk 18 apps (6 gls) of which League 11 apps.
There’s little to be told of Tony Loughlan’s career before Dermot Keely brought him to Dundalk in the summer of 1994 and by season’s end his League appearances (7 starts and 4 substitute apps) entitled him to a LOI Championship medal after the final day drama saw Shelbourne and Derry City crumple on the run-in.
His Dundalk season was ruined by injuries, including a bad ankle injury on the opening day fixture, but it did contain some memorable features; he scored against Manchester United in the pre-season friendly, chipping United keeper Peter Schmeichel; scored on his club debut in the opening game, a 5-0 League Cup win at Drogheda and he found the net four times in a Dec 8-0 Leinster Cup win over St James’s Gate.
He returned to England, joining Hinckley Town at the beginning of the 1995–96 season. After another spell on the sidelines due to injury, he went to Corby Town in December 1996 where he remained for over a season before injuries forced him into retirement.
When he had been with Notts Forest he shared a house with Roy Keane.
In 2001, he began coaching on a part-time basis at the Leicester City academy, moving into a full-time role in the summer of 2003. In 2006 he became head Coach at Sunderland under the management of his former Forest teammate and long term friend Roy Keane with Keane being quoted as saying "he is someone I trust and I have great faith in him. He's the one person I've kept in touch with over 20 years”.
In 2009, the same day that Keane became manager, Tony was appointed Ipswich Town assistant manager.
In 2011 he joined Watford under new manager Sean Dyche, another former teammate from his days at Nottingham Forest. After Dyche's departure from Watford, Loughlan also left and later joined Dyche at his new club Burnley.