934 Jamie Devitt

Biography

Wiry Dublin-born winger Devitt came through the youth team ranks at Hull City at a time when the club was transforming from lower league contenders to Premier League stars and it was only when City were relegated back to the Championship that Devitt made his City debut.  He cut his teeth during a number of loan spells – Darlington during September and October 2009 (7 appearances, 1 goal), Shrewsbury Town between October 2009 and January 2010 (9 appearances, 2 goals), Grimsby Town between February and May 2010 (15 appearances, 5 goals), Bradford City between September and November 2011 (9 appearances, 1 goal), Accrington Stanley between February and May 2012 (16 appearances, 2 goals), Rotherham United during November 2012 (2 appearances) and Grimsby Town again between January and April 2013 (15 non-senior appearances at Conference National level, scoring 2 goals). By 2013 City were heading once more the top flight and Devitt’s time at City ended, his 19 appearances for the Tigers supplemented by a further 73 appearances for other clubs.

On leaving Hull City Jamie commenced a lengthy second career in the lower leagues of the English game, initially moving to League Two side Chesterfield. After just 8 appearances for the Spireites Devitt spent the second half of the 2013/14 season on loan at League Two rivals Morecambe, scoring two goals in 14 appearances. In July 2014 he joined Morecambe on a permanent basis and finally became a first team regular, scoring 10 goals in 84 appearances over two seasons.

In June 2016 he joined Carlisle United, after spending much of the 2016/17 season coming off the bench he regained a regular first team start for the next two seasons and became a favourite player amongst the Blundell Park faithful. After 22 goals in 130 appearances for the Cumbrians across three seasons Devitt joined League One side Blackpool in June 2019, a club re-emerging from the oppressive fug of ownership by the despicable Oyston family. Jamie did not make any first team appearances for the Tangerines and at the end of August 2019 he was loaned to League Two side Bradford City for the rest of the season, where he made just six appearances. Devitt spent the first half of the 2020/21 season on loan at League Two side Newport County, scoring twice in 11 appearances.

In January 2021 his disappointing time with Blackpool came to an end when he signed for League Two newboys Barrow. Jamie played regularly for Barrow in the second half of the 2020/21 season but he suffered an injury at the start of the 2021/22 season that kept him out of the side for four months. Returning in January 2022, Devitt took his tally for Barrow to 23 appearances and 1 goal before his contract was terminated by mutual consent and he returned to Carlisle United. He was used as a support player for the remainder of the 2021/22 season and was re-signed for the 2022/23 season – he added one goal and 16 appearances to his Carlisle United tally before leaving the club and hanging up his boots in May 2023.

Devitt won a solitary Ireland under-21 cap against Cyprus in February 2011.

Details

Nationality: Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 6 July 1990, Dublin
Hull City First Game: 7 August 2010, Swansea City H (Championship), 20 years, 32 days old
Hull City Final Game: 9 August 2011, Macclesfield Town H (League Cup First Round), 21 years, 34 days old

Clubs

Hull City (2008-2013), Darlington (2009, loan), Shrewsbury Town (2009-2010, loan), Grimsby Town (2010, loan), Bradford City (2011, loan), Accrington Stanley (2012, loan), Rotherham United (2012, loan), Grimsby Town (2013, loan), Chesterfield (2013-2014), Morecambe (2014, loan), Morecambe (2014-2016), Carlisle United (2016-2019), Blackpool (2019-2021), Bradford City (2019-2020, loan), Newport County (2020-2021, loan), Barrow (2021-2022), Carlisle United (2022-2023)

Hull City Record

Career: 19 apps, 0 goals

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2010/117 (9)00 (1)01 (0)0
2011/121 (0)0
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