Dean Shiels has captured the signing of the much sought after Darragh McBrien after beating off competition from Premiership Clubs including Glenavon and Cliftonville.
“Darragh is an exciting talent and I’m really excited to work with him. He is a player that a lot of people won’t know a lot about but im sure they will in a years time. He is a really promising player with a real hunger and desire, he has electric pace and most importantly he is a goal threat. He has turned down some big clubs to sign for Dungannon Swifts which says a lot about his mentality and his desire to come to the club and I’m delighted to have him.”Dean Shiels – Dungannon Swifts Manager
McBrien, 19, joins on a three year deal from Ferney Park outfit, Ballinamallard United FC.
Ballinamallard United Academy product McBrien attracted attention from a few clubs last summer but decided to stay and develop further with the Championship club.
Darragh featured in the friendly between Dungannon Swifts u20’s and Ballinamallard United as part of the Fermanagh sides preparation for this seasons Irish Cup and caught the attention of Dean Shiels.
“He tore our u20’s to pieces that night, he’s direct and he has an eye for goal. He gets his shots off and there is end product there which we are lacking”
Darragh also was part of the Ballinamallard United side that reached the final of the 2019 Irish Cup, unfortunately losing out to Crusaders.
“I’m thrilled to have signed for Dungannon Swifts. I’m looking forward to working under Dean and making the step up to the Danske Bank Premiership. I feel like the style of play that the manager wants to implement here suits my style of play. I just can’t wait to get started, meet all the lads and hit the ground running from the get go”Darragh McBrien – Dungannon Swifts
Welcome to Dungannon Swifts, Darragh! We wish you every success in a Dungannon Swifts jersey.