Welsh Premier League defender Sheehan joins Division Three champions Swansea University

Swansea University will be backed with Welsh Premier League experience next season after right-back Daniel Sheehan joined the club from Carmarthen Town.

Sheehan has joined the University in a staff capacity, meaning he is free to join the Welsh Football League outfit.

The 27-year-old made 23 appearances for The Old Gold last season but has since moved on from Richmond Park. Overall, he made 82 appearances for Carmarthen, scoring twice.

Swansea University FC tweeted: “We are delighted to welcome former Swansea City, Carmarthen Town player and coach Daniel Sheehan to Swansea University’s staff ranks.  Welcome to the University and the program Dan.” upon his arrival.

He is a Swansea City youth academy product and has gone on to play for clubs like Afan Lido, Port Talbot Town and Salisbury. Sheehan also had a brief spell out in New Zealand, playing for Moreland Zebras.

“I would like to wish Carmarthen all the best for the coming season! Unfortunately unable to commit to WPL this year,” said Daniel Sheehan, after leaving the club.

On a personal note, thank you to everyone involved with the club! Great fans and I’m sure the club will be back pushing hard for Europe this season.”

It’s the second signing in as many days, made by Swansea University. They recently signed former NC State MSOC and Georgetown soccer attacker Zach Knudson. Knudson is a New York Red Bulls youth academy product.

Captain Adam Orme has also committed his future to the club.

Knudson, Sheehan and Orme will take part in Swansea University’s tour of the USA when they play Alexandria, DC United U23’s and a Maryland XI.

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Swansea University won the Welsh Football League Division Three title, on 75 points last season, one more point than Bridgend Street. The club was also awarded the FAW Fair Play reward, receiving the fewest yellow and red cards, in their debut Welsh League season.

(Featured Image: Chris Howells)

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