Former Swords Celtic player signs professional contract

Former Swords Celtic player signs professional contract

Massive congratulations to former Swords Celtic player Sean Roughan on signing his first professional contract with Lincoln City Football club. Everyone at the club wish him every success in the future. Last year the club caught the attention of the Irish media when they advertised for an Irish language tutor to join their ranks in an unprecedented move for an English League One club.“That was for young Sean Roughan,” explains Lincoln City’s head of football Jez George. George said, “Basically his Mum was really clear with us all the way through that process that he could come, but only if we completed his Irish Leaving Certificate.That’s a challenge for a League One English football club. We were able to hook up with an independent school called Lincoln Minster, who are able to deliver all the subjects bar Irish, and therefore we advertised to get an Irish teacher who could teach Gaelic and we’ve managed to do so.We found a lady who lives in Nottingham who is over there because her husband is involved with the Wasps rugby team and used to be at one of the Irish provinces. She teaches Sean twice a week and we’re hoping to get him through his Leaving Cert by the end of the year. That would be a great success for us because we respect that’s a really important qualification in Ireland and his family were quite right in not wanting Sean to give up that to pursue his football. So, we’ve tried to see if we could do both.” For George it’s all about making each player at the club, no matter their background, comfortable in their surroundings and while building an atmosphere that helps each individual strive. He added, “ I think with football you have to try a nd look after every individual. Every individual is different.For Sean Roughan, he’s a young man and we have to make sure he gets the qualification that he could’ve got if he was still in Ireland.”

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