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Roscommon’s Seánie McDermott Announces Retirement

Former Roscommon captain, Seánie McDermott, has announced his retirement for intercounty football after 14 years with the county. 

The 34-year-old made his senior debut for Roscommon in 2005 and, remarkably, started every league and championship game from that point up to 2017.

McDermott made 178 appearances for the Rossies and enjoyed title success in the Connacht championship in 2015 and 2017.

The Western Gaels man also represented Ireland in the International Rules competition in 201o.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

“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.”

McDermott made his final appearance for the county during their Super 8s clash with Dublin in Croke Park last summer.

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