Donal McDermott

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Donal McDermott
Personal information
Full name Donal Jeremiah McDermott
Date of birth (1989-10-19) 19 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
Ashbourne United
Cherry Orchard
2006–2008 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Manchester City 0 (0)
2008 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Chesterfield (loan) 15 (5)
2010 Scunthorpe United (loan) 9 (0)
2011 Bournemouth (loan) 9 (1)
2011–2012 Huddersfield Town 9 (0)
2012–2014 Bournemouth 20 (1)
2014 Dundalk 12 (0)
2015 Salford City 0 (0)
2015 Ramsbottom United 9 (2)
2015– Rochdale 46 (2)
National team
2005–2006 Republic of Ireland U17 5 (2)
2007 Republic of Ireland U18 1 (0)
2007–2008 Republic of Ireland U19 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:27, 10 October 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:57, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Donal Jeremiah McDermott (born 19 October 1989) is an Irish footballer who plays for Rochdale.


Manchester City[edit]

McDermott began his career at Ashbourne United then moved to Cherry Orchard of Dublin, where he was scouted, and signed up by Manchester City. He was a member of the team that clinched the 2008 FA Youth Cup for the Blues. In September 2008, McDermott joined Football League One side Milton Keynes Dons on a one-month loan deal,[1] making his début against Oldham Athletic.[2] This would turn out to be his only appearance for the MK Dons as his loan spell was ended prematurely due to injury.

McDermott returned to Manchester City where he remained in the reserves for the remainder of the season. At the start of the following season he signed a new two-year deal to stay at the City of Manchester Stadium.[3] After signing the new contract, McDermott joined Football League Two side Chesterfield on a three-month loan deal.[4] He made his debut on the opening day of the season in a defeat to Torquay United,[5] before scoring his first goal for the club on his home debut in a 1–0 win over Northampton Town.[6]

Towards the end of the January 2010 transfer window McDermott went out on loan for a third time, this time until the end of the season at Championship side, Scunthorpe United.[7] For the first seven months of the 2010–11 season Donal continued to play for the Manchester City Elite Development Squad before going out on loan for a fourth time on 24 March 2011, this time to Football League One club Bournemouth.[8] He helped the Cherries reach the Play-offs following a sixth-placed finish by scoring against Huddersfield in the first leg but they were defeated on penalties by Huddersfield on the second leg. That was his only goal on loan at AFC Bournemouth.

Huddersfield Town[edit]

On 1 July 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Huddersfield Town on the expiry of his contract at Eastlands. As he was offered a new deal, the fee will be decided by a tribunal.[9] He made his Terriers debut in the 1–1 draw against Bury at the Galpharm Stadium on 6 August 2011. He scored his first goal for the club in the 2–1 win over Northampton Town at the Sixfields Stadium in the Football League Trophy on 30 August 2011.

AFC Bournemouth[edit]

On 31 January 2012, McDermott made a permanent switch from Huddersfield to return to Bournemouth.[10]


On 5 July 2014, McDermott made a permanent switch from Bournemouth to Dundalk.[11] He went on to play 12 times winning the league with Dundalk.


On 7 May 2015, McDermott signed a one-year contract with Rochdale.[12]




  1. ^ "MK Dons recruit Man City winger". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Oldham 2–0 MK Dons". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "McDermott signs for two more years". (Manchester City Football Club). 26 June 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "McDermott transfer confirmed". (Chesterfield Football Club). 8 August 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Torquay 2–0 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Chesterfield 1–0 Northampton". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "McDermott joins Iron on loan". (Manchester City Football Club). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bournemouth sign Manchester City's Donal McDermott". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "McDERMOTT BECOMES THIRD SUMMER CAPTURE". 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bournemouth sign Huddersfield winger Donal McDermott". BBC Football. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "McDermott Signing Confirmed". Dundalk F.C. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Donal McDermott: Rochdale sign striker after trial". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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