Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sean McDermott signs professional contract with Arsenal
Ireland u17 international Sean McDermott has signed professional papers with Arsenal this week. McDermott, who moved to Arsenal from IK Vaag last summer, featured in Vincent Butler’s u15 & u16 sides before moving up to Sean McCaffrey’s u 17 squad and played in Ireland's UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying campaign in March.
McDermott who is Norwegian-born, qualifies for Ireland via his Donegal born father, thus keeping the very strong connection between County Donegal and Irish goalkeepers, past and present, very much alive.
Official Arsenal FC statement:
Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce young goalkeeper Sean McDermott has signed his first professional contract with the Club.
McDermott (17) was a regular in Steve Bould's Under-18s goal last season, making 12 appearances to help the team finish top of the FA Academy League Under-18 table.
Everyone at the Club is looking forward to the continued contribution and development of Sean with Arsenal in the forthcoming years