Jamie Devitt

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Jamie Devitt
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Devitt playing for Hull City in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jamie Martin Devitt[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Carlisle United
Number 17
Youth career
000?–2008 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Hull City 16 (0)
2009 Darlington (loan) 6 (1)
2009–2010 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 9 (2)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 15 (5)
2011 Bradford City (loan) 7 (1)
2012 Accrington Stanley (loan) 16 (2)
2012 Rotherham United (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Grimsby Town (loan) 14 (2)
2013–2014 Chesterfield 7 (0)
2014 Morecambe (loan) 14 (2)
2014–2016 Morecambe 75 (9)
2016– Carlisle United 16 (0)
National team
2011 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:28, 30 December 2016 (UTC).

Jamie Martin Devitt (born 6 July 1990) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a winger for League Two side Carlisle United.

He has also previously played for Hull City, Darlington, Shrewsbury Town, Grimsby Town, Bradford City, Accrington Stanley, Rotherham United Chesterfield and Morecambe.

Club career[edit]

Hull City[edit]

Born in Dublin, Devitt progressed through Hull City's youth system and was voted Young Player of the Year and Supporter's Club Player of the Year for the 2007–08 season. In 2009–10 he spent time on loan at three different League Two clubs.

He signed for Darlington on a month's loan on 15 September 2009.[2] He made his debut on 19 September in a 2–0 home defeat to Bournemouth,[3] and scored his first goal for the Quakers in the last game of his loan spell, a 2–1 win against Shrewsbury Town on 17 October.[4]

On 22 October, only days after scoring against the club, he joined Shrewsbury Town on loan.[5] He scored on debut on 31 October 2009 against Notts County. Despite a promising start, his formed dipped and he was deemed surplus to Shrewsburys promotion battle.[6] He returned to Hull after being recalled in January 2010.[7]

On 17 February 2010 Devitt joined Grimsby Town on an emergency loan.[8] He scored on his debut in a 1–1 draw against Notts County the same day[9] before another impressive performance against Grimsby's local rivals Lincoln City at Blundell Park on the following Saturday, where he picked up the Man of the Match award.[citation needed] Devitt's loan at Grimsby was extended until the end of the season on 24 March, after hugely impressing with 3 goals in 7 appearances.[10]

The 2009–10 season was finished off for him with an unwanted hat-trick as he capped three relegations in one season.[11] His parent club Hull City dropped out of the Premier League, while both Darlington and Grimsby were also relegated from League Two.[12]

He had a happier start to the 2010–11 season, as he made his competitive first-team debut for Hull City by coming on as a substitute in their first match, a 2–0 victory over Swansea on 7 August 2010.[13] Throughout the season, he made 16 appearance for the club. Devitt was on the substitute bench and went on the bench, where he set up a goal for Nick Barmby in a 3–2 loss against Wigan in the third round of a FA Cup.

On 31 August 2011 Devitt signed with Bradford City on loan until January 2012.[14] He made his debut for the club in the 1–1 away draw against Morecambe on 3 September 2011.[15] He scored in the 3–2 away loss to Port Vale of 13 September 2011 and had set up a goal for Ritchie Jones.[16]

On 17 February 2012, it was announced Devitt had joined League Two side Accrington Stanley on an initial one-month loan deal.[17] Devitt made his debut in a 4–0 loss against Plymouth Argyle. After making his debut, Devitt spoken out about newly manager Paul Cook, to turn things around after his manager debut came the start, he wasn't expected.[18] One month later, Devitt scored his first goal in a 2–2 draw against Southend United and the following week, he scored another in a 2–1 win over Northampton Town.

On 1 November 2012 Devitt signed an initial one-month loan deal from Rotherham United.[19] However, after only making two appearances in all competitions, he had to return to his parent club due to an injury picked up in a 1–1 draw against Fleetwood Town.[20] On 29 December 2012 admist speculation Devitt would be re-joining Grimsby Town, Mariners boss Rob Scott distanced himself from the transfer by denying he has intentions to sign him despite previously being interested in the player.[21]

On 1 January 2013 Grimsby announced that they had made an enquiry about Devitt, but were waiting on the player and his agent to decide whether or not they were going to ask Hull for a pay-out if the situation was that he was not in the plans of the club.[22] On 4 January 2013 Devitt re-joined Grimsby on loan for the rest of the 2012–13 season. In his second game back for Town he scored the equaliser in a 2–1 away win at Welling United that sent Grimsby into the quarter finals of the FA Trophy.[23] In the quarter-final he opened the scoring with a free kick in Town's 3–0 victory over Luton Town.[24] Town eventually made it through to the final at Wembley Stadium but were beaten by Wrexham on a penalty shootout after the game ended 1–1, Devitt was an unused substitute. In the league, Grimsby dropped off the pace and despite leading the Conference for majority of the season they eventually finished 4th and were defeated by Newport County in the play-offs. Devitt played 15 league matches for Grimsby, scoring two goals.

On 16 May 2013, following Hull's promotion to the Premier League, Devitt was amongst a number of players released by the club.[25] The following day admist speculation of a return to Grimsby on a permanent deal Mariners joint boss Rob Scott said that Devitt hadn't done enough in his second spell to warrant a permanent move, and that Grimsby would not be pursuing any interest in Devitt.[26]


On 6 July 2013, Devitt played on trial for Chesterfield in the clubs 3–0 pre-season victory over Buxton.[27] After featuring two more successful pre-season trials for Chesterfield against Huddersfield Town (in which he scored)[28] and Nottingham Forest, he signed a six-month deal with the club.[29]

On 22 January 2014 Devitt moved on a month-long loan to Morecambe.[30] He made his debut in a 2–2 draw at home to Portsmouth on 25 January 2014.[31]

In May 2014 Jamie Devitt was released by Chesterfield along with three other players.[32]


On 19 May 2014 Devitt signed for Morecambe on a two-year deal after a successful loan spell at the Globe Arena.[33]

Carlisle United[edit]

On 6 June 2016 Devitt signed for Carlisle United.[34]

International career[edit]

In 2011 Devitt was capped by the Republic of Ireland U21 side.


Grimsby Town
Hull City


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/10/2009 and 31/10/2009" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Devitt joins Darlington on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Darlington 0–2 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Darlington 2–1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Shrewsbury complete double swoop". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Notts County 1–1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Devitt returns to Tigers". Sky Sports. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Devitt Joins Mariners On Loan". Hull City A.F.C. 17 February 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Notts County 1–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Devitt Set To Stay". Grimsby Town F.C. 22 March 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Grimsby's Jamie Devitt relegated three times in a season". Metro. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Grimsby's Jamie Devitt relegated three times in a season". Metro.co.uk. Associated Newspapers Limited. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Time To Push On – Devitt". Hull City A.F.C. 11 August 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "City secure Devitt loan deal". Bradford City Football Club. 31 August 2011. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Morecambe 1 – 1 Bradford". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Port Vale 3 – 2 Bradford". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Devitt Joins Stanley On Loan". The Tigers Official Website. Hull City A.F.C. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Devitt: Stanley are determined". Sky Sports. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Rotherham United sign Jamie Devitt on loan from Hull City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Millers lose Devitt to injury". Rotherham United. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Jamie Devitt 'not on radar' for Grimsby Town at present". Grimsby Telegraph. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Paul Hurst shares the latest Grimsby Town transfer news". Grimsby Telegraph. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Welling United 1 – 2 Grimsby Town". Grimsby Town F.C. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Grimsby Town 3–0 Luton Town". Grimsby Town F.C. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Retained List Announced". Hull City A.F.C. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Marcus Marshall could yet return to Grimsby Town". Grimsby Telegraph. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Win in Pre-season Opener". Chesterfield F.C. 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  28. ^ "Friendly: Chesterfield defeat Huddersfield 2–1 at Proact Stadium". Sky Sports. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Spireites capture Devitt". Sky Sports. 19 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Transfer window: Morecambe sign Chesterfield's Jamie Devitt on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  31. ^ "Morecambe 2 – 2 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  32. ^ "Quartet Released by Spireites". Mobile.chesterfield-fc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  33. ^ "Shrimps sign four". Mobile.morecambefc.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  34. ^ "Carlisle United sign Mansfield's Reggie Lambe and Morecambe's Jamie Devitt". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 

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