Portadown Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Jamie McDonagh following his release from Cliftonville.

The 28 year old can list Greenock Morton, Sligo Rovers and Derry City among his previous clubs before joining Glentoran in August 2020 and moving on to Cliftonville in July 2021, the winger would also have loan spells with Glenavon and Newry City AFC during his time at Solitude.

The Lisburn native was previously at Shamrock Park as a youth alongside spells at Linfield and Sheffield United and has represented Northern Ireland at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level.

Jamie, while known for his trickery and creativity on the wing, also has an eye for goal and registered a number of superb strikes during his time at Cliftonville including an emphatic volley against Ballymena United which was voted Goal of the Season in 2021/22.

On signing on at Shamrock, Jamie commented

I’m delighted to be joining Portadown Football Club.

When I met Niall and his staff I was very impressed by what they said as well as the plans for the ground, I had interest from other Premiership clubs but I feel here is the right club to get back enjoying my football.

I’m looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the squad this week.

Portadown manager Niall Currie added

We’re absolutely delighted to get Jamie to our club, he’s still a young man and only a couple of season ago he was regarded as one of the best wide players in the Premiership.

We will strive to get Jamie back playing football with a smile and enjoying himself with us, after that his quality is there for all of us to see.

He had many options but thankfully bought into what we are trying to do, we’re over the moon to have his quality on board.