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Oisin Smyth, 21, has secured a move into full time football with Oxford United FC for an undisclosed fee.

Speaking to us about the move Oisin had this to say;

“I just want to say a massive thank you to Dungannon Swifts for everything they’ve done for me. Dungannon have looked after me for almost 10 years now and I owe a lot to this club.

It’s always been a dream of mine to move to England to play professional football and when the opportunity arose for me I didn’t think twice of grasping it with both hands.

“I would like to thank both Dungannon Swifts and Oxford United for making this move happen in such short space of time.”

Oisin Smyth

Smyth worked his way up through the ranks at Dungannon United Youth, like so many of our first team players, and eventually broke into the first team in the 2018/19 season. His presence has been accounted for in virtually every game since.

“I try to be the first person in the car park for training but Oisin has beat me couple of times. He’s the first player to arrive and last to leave the training pitch.

“My first big decision was to appoint him Captain of the Club as I seen his potential straight away; he was the obvious choice.


“He’s been pleasure to work with and wish him all the best. I will take great satisfaction watching his career develop in the years to come.”

DSFC Manager, Dean Shiels

Oisin was handed the Club Captaincy at the end of the 2020/21 season and has showed great maturity in this role despite his young age.

“A massive thank you to Dean and the coaching staff for showing faith in me to Captain this great club, I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has been an absolute honour.”

Oisin Smyth
Oisin pictured with his Grandfather, Pat McGibbon Snr (left) and father Liam Smyth (right)

Smyth has hailed from a great footballing family. His father played Irish League Football and he is nephew of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland player, Pat McGibbon.

A model professional who worked hard in training, impressed Northern Ireland U21 boss John Schofield during the current season and has so far received 3 International caps.

Away from football, Oisin also starred on the Gaelic pitch with his school St. Ronan’s College, Lurgan. Smyth helped his team lift the prestigious MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup in 2018. The highest accolade of Ulster and Ireland Schoolboy Gaelic Football.

From all at Dungannon Swifts, we wish you the best of luck on the move. We have no doubt that you will make a big impression in the professional game.

Thank you for everything you have done for Dungannon Swifts FC.

Good Luck, Oisin.

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