Seanie McDermott announces his retirement

Former Roscommon Senior Football Captain Seán McDermott announced his retirement from inter-county football.

McDermott has been a member of the Roscommon Senior intercounty panel since 2005 having made his league debut against Leitrim in Cloone and his championship debut against London in the Connacht Championship.

“Today I officially announce my retirement from inter-county football” announced McDermott In a statement on the first Sunday of 2019.


“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.”

“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” added McDermott.

“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.”

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

“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.”