Denis Clarke (born 10 April 1959 in Athlone) is a former Irish football player who played as a forward.
He started his career at Finn Harps making his League of Ireland debut on the 23rd of October 1977. He moved to his hometown club later that season and joined Shamrock Rovers in 1982. During his time in the Hoops he played in four UEFA Cup games including a League of Ireland record 7-0 aggregate win over Fram Reykjavik. In September 1983 he sought a move from Glenmalure Park.
He rejoined Athlone Town A.F.C. in November 1983.