• Wed, Dec 08, 2010 @ 19:25

Striker Sean Stewart who made the breakthrough last season coming from St Pat's under 20 side has re-signed for the club.

Currently an engineering student in Tallaght IT, the 19 year old took time out to talk to about playing for the Saints again next season:

“I started out playing at Kilnamanagh, went on to Lourdes Celtic, then to St Kevin's and on to Belvedere before joining the under 20's at Pat's last year.

To be honest I was a bit shocked when Pete brought me into the first team as I thought I would be spending the season developing with the U-20's.

Towards the end of the season I got a few games and a lot of people said I had done well.

My first game for Pat's was against Belgrove in the FAI Cup, I was a bit nervous coming on but straight away I got a good touch and settled right into it.

I managed to score out in UCD in the last 10 minutes or so and that was a proud moment for me.

Running back to the halfway line, I recognised a few faces - my father and uncle had grown up across the canal in Drimnagh supporting St Pat's and they rarely miss a game.

When I first got the call from Pete about signing for Pat's, the da was pretty chuffed, he went around with a big smile on his face for a few days!

Next season I would like to make a lot more appearances, maybe try and get a few starts, make an impact and hopefully help the team finish a bit better than last year.

My biggest strength I suppose is my pace but I know I have to improve as a player – I need to work on my dribbling skills to get past players and also on changing feet, coming inside and getting shots off.

I enjoyed last year but you're definitely playing at a higher tempo, I've got my fitness programme already for next season and I intend now to get stuck into that”.

The club would like to remind all Pat's supporters that 2011 Season tickets are available from the club shop - the Saints Superstore on Emmet Road.

A discount on season tickets is available until Saturday.

For further information on season tickets call 01 478-478, email

Next Fixture

Sligo Rovers / July 18th @ 8:00pm
Competition: Under17
Venue: The Showgrounds

League Goals

Jake Keegan


Conan Byrne


Dean Clarke


Thomas Byrne


Ian Bermingham


League Table

Pos Team Pld Pts
2Cork City2557
3Waterford FC2544
4Shamrock Rovers2537
5Derry City2536
6St. Patrick's Athletic2530
7Bohemian FC2425
8Sligo Rovers2323
10Bray Wanderers2412