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Dundalk FC are delighted to announce the signing of Jamie McGrath.
Athboy native has signed from St. Patrick’s Athletic where he has featured in the first team since 2014 and picked up two EA Sports Cups in the past two seasons. He lined out 66 appearances with the Saints and scored 9 goals.
The 20 year-old, who can play in midfield or as a striker, has lined out for the Ireland U19’S and is currently studying at NUI Maynooth.
“I am delighted to get the deal done. Good to get it over the line now and I can focus on getting started with the club. Pre-season starts tomorrow and it’s something I am looking forward to now.
“Dundalk have been the biggest club in the country over the last while so it’s a good place to come and I can’t wait to get started with the team.”
One of the deciding factors for McGrath was the European matches and he is looking forward to being involved this year.
“Europe was obviously a highlight for the club last year and everyone watched on – I was at a few games myself! I was looking on and it’s something I want to be part of. Europe is where everyone wants to play and Dundalk showed last year that Irish sides can compete at that level.
“I am looking forward to being part of that this year and everything else. It’s exciting times. ”
Having played against the Lilywhites in the past few seasons, the Ireland underage international has been impressed with a number of attributes of the side and said it was too hard to turn down Stephen Kenny when he came looking.
“The speed of play, everything is much quicker than other teams in the league, the fitness level and the technical ability is second to none within the team. I want to win everything while I am here. I want to do as much as I can.
“I was delighted when Stephen Kenny gave me the call. I knew that I would fit in well here and I am happy to be a part of his plans. The club are going in the right direction and I couldn’t say no.”
Everybody at Cherry Orchard would like to wish Jamie all the best in his move to Dundalk F.C.
See link: http://www.dundalkfc.com/duo-join-champions/