Sean McGrath secures his future at Kerry with a two-season deal

Kerry players warming up prior to a game

Kerry players warming up prior to a game Credit: Eddie Lennon (ETPhotos)

Kerry FC has successfully secured the talents of 21-year-old Sean McGrath for another two seasons, ensuring his presence in the squad until the end of the 2025 season.

McGrath, a native of Ballyduff, Kerry, has solidified his position in the team since signing for the league newcomers in January of the previous year.

Throughout the 2023 campaign, McGrath has not missed a single match, featuring in all 38 games, which includes 34 starts and 4 appearances as a substitute.

Prior to joining Kerry FC, McGrath graduated from the underage academies of Limerick FC and Cork City, before making his senior League of Ireland debut with Cobh Ramblers in the SSE Airtricity First Division in 2022, where he played in 27 matches.

Expressing his excitement about the new contract, McGrath stated, “I’m delighted to have signed a professional contract with Kerry FC and to be committed to the club."

"I’m delighted to be here and I’ve really enjoyed the last year so I can’t wait to be back next season and continue to represent this club.

It’s clear to see the club is going in the right direction and has great plans in place and I feel there’s no better place for me to be.”

Billy Dennehy, the First Team Manager of Kerry FC, also shared his thoughts on McGrath’s contract extension, saying, “I’m delighted that Sean sees Kerry as the place to be for his football over the coming years."

"Sean coming back to Kerry as a young player who came through the Kerry leagues and made the step up to League of Ireland level at other clubs was a great story and now to have him committed for two more seasons is fantastic.

"He has grown week on week and as the season progressed Sean became one of our strongest performers. He has a great attitude in training and has a great approach to the game.

"I’m excited to work with him in the coming years and hopefully give him everything he needs to keep improving and pushing on with his development as a player.

"Again for us at Kerry FC, it’s what we are all about; rewarding young players for their performances and giving them an opportunity to continue developing and improving at this level. I’ve no doubt Sean will improve massively over the next couple of years with all the hard work he puts in.”