Cliftonville Football Club can this evening confirm the departure of Eamonn Seydak.
The 31-year-old defender, who joined the Reds from Institute in August 2010, leaves Solitude by mutual consent having made a significant contribution to the most successful era in the history of Ireland’s Oldest Football Club.
With nine goals in 176 appearances, Eamonn collected two Danske Bank Premiership winners’ medals and played his part in a brace of County Antrim Shield honours as well as a record-breaking four consecutive League Cup crowns and moves on with our sincere gratitude and best wishes for the future.
Chairman Gerard Lawlor explained: “Eamonn has been a wonderful servant to Cliftonville Football Club and it’s no coincidence that his time here saw us win so many trophies – you don’t get to be in successful teams and squads unless you are a talented player.
“He has always taken great pride in representing Cliftonville and I think that shone through in his performances. That’s just one of the many reasons he was popular with the fans but, on top of that, he has also been a key figure in the changing room and held the respect of not just his team-mates, but of his Managers, coaches and indeed the Board here at Cliftonville.
“Everyone at the Club extends our very best wishes to Eamonn, wife Louise and little baby Ethan for the future.”
Reds boss Barry Gray, meanwhile, commented: “I may have only been at Cliftonville for a short period of time but it’s very clear how well thought of Eamonn is. Obviously I knew all about him long before I came to the Club myself and, though it’s always disappointing when someone who has served a Club well moves on, it’s wonderful that Eamonn leaves with so many great memories and with so much thanks from the supporters.”