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Seanie McDermott has announced his retirement from inter-county football.
Seanie McDermott has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Seanie McDermott retires from inter-county football


By Cian O'Connell

Roscommon's Seanie McDermott has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

The popular Western Gaels clubman won two Connacht Senior Football titles in 2010 and 2017.

McDermott played in all four divisions of the Allianz Football League for Roscommon after making his debut in 2005 against Leitrim.

"It has been a great honour to play for Roscommon over the past 17 years, from minor level through to senior, and I have been privileged to have met, and played with, some great people along the way," McDermott says.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all players and management teams, past and present, whom I have been involved with and wish them all good health and success in the future.

"I would also like to sincerely thank my club Western Gaels for all their help and support throughout my time with Roscommon, and I look forward to playing with them for many years to come."

McDermott also acknoweledged the influence of his family, who assisted him throughout his playing career.

"To the Roscommon supporters; a massive thank you for all the support over the years, through good times and bad," McDermott added.

"Finally, to my family. I will be forever grateful for everything you have done for me. Your support, loyalty and understanding allowed me to play for Roscommon at the highest level, and for this, I thank you sincerely.

"I am looking forward to my next chapter in life, as I build on the success of the business, I have recently started in Ballaghaderreen, and which allows me to channel my passion and skills as a barber. 

"It was a huge honour to play for Roscommon for so long and I have nothing but great memories. 

I am now looking forward to becoming a great supporter in the years ahead."

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