Seamus McDonagh

Seamus McDonagh is a vastly experienced Irish goalkeeping coach who enjoyed a 24-year playing career, beginning at Rotherham United in 1970. He went on to protect goal for a number of sides including Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Notts County, Birmingham City and Sunderland, before winding down his career in the English lower leagues.

He also made 25 international appearances for the Republic of Ireland, and has managed Galway United.After concluding his playing career, he coached at Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Sunderland, amongst others, and joined the Republic’s coaching set-up in November 2013.

Sessions by Seamus McDonagh

Direct distribution

in Goalkeeping

Distribution from goalkeepers - using both feet - is now a vital part of the game. This session helps distribution to real targets become second nature, and prevents keepers kicking aimlessly. MORE

The sweeper keeper

in Goalkeeping

Using this session improves goalkeepers’ reading of the through-ball, and strengthens decision-making behind a back three or four. MORE


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