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Dummigan Signs For Lilywhites

First Team News
// 15 Feb 2019

Dundalk FC are delighted to announce the signing of Cameron Dummigan from Oldham Athletic on a long-term contract.

The full-back, who can play on both the right and left side, today completed a medical at Oriel Park and will immediately join the first-team squad, pending international clearance.

A former Northern Ireland youth international, Dummigan has represented his country from under-16 through to under-21 earning 18 caps.

From Lurgan, the 22 year-old joined Burnley from Cliftonville in 2012 and was a winner of the Youth Player of the Year award in his first season at Turf Moor.

Dummigan went on to join Oldham Athletic in the summer of 2016 where he went on to make 85 appearances in English League One and League Two. He was named Oldham’s Young Player of the Year in 2017.

Speaking to dundalkfc.com after finalising the deal, he admitted he was ‘delighted’ to sign for the Lilywhites.

“I am delighted to be here. Once I heard that Dundalk were interested I wanted to get it done.

“I am pleased to get the deal over the line. I have known about the club for the past few years and I am keen to be part of the group. “

Dummigan already knows some in the squad and believes that is a help as he looks to settle in.

“It helps knowing a few players in the group. I played with Patrick McEleney and Michael Duffy before. It’s always good.

“I will get to know everyone quickly and I can’t wait to get started. “

The Northern Ireland underage international is hoping to continue the winning trend at the club into the 2019 season.

I am buzzing to be here. I am looking forward to being here and getting into the squad.

I want to keep last year’s form going and I want to add to that. I want to be successful with the club.

Chairman Mike Treacy said: “Cameron is a player we have tracked for some time and we are delighted to welcome him to Dundalk Football Club.”

“Cameron possesses a lot of positive attributes that we believe will see him integrate quickly and easily into our squad.”

“During his time at Burnley, Cameron was involved with the first team squad and whilst he did not make a Premier League appearance, Sean Dyche named him on the bench in the games against Chelsea, Southampton, Watford and Swansea, which says a lot about the talent he has.”

“Cameron has also played all the way through the youth teams for Northern Ireland, and we believe playing at Dundalk FC will give him an excellent platform to win a place in the Northern Ireland senior team.”

“I would also like to place on record my thanks to everyone behind the scenes at the club who have all worked tirelessly to complete this signing, as well as that of our other recruits during the off-season. I’m hugely optimistic about the forthcoming season and can’t wait to see all the supporters at tonight’s game.”