Goal for Enniscorthy’s Festy Ebosele

By Dan Walsh

Former Moyne Rangers (Enniscorthy) player and Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Festy Ebosele, (19), scored his first professional goal in the 44th minute for Derby County in the 1-1 draw against Millwall last Saturday.


Ebosele made his first team debut for Derby County under manager Wayne Rooney in the 64th minute of a 3rd Round FA Cup tie against Chorley last January.

The youngster featured for the Rams at Academy level mainly as a full-back but the vast majority of his 14 appearances at first-team level have come further up the pitch.

“I’m very proud,” Ebosele told RamsTV after the game. “I just want to say all glory to God and thank our captain Tom Lawrence because he could have hit the shot himself, but he played me a beautiful ball and I’m over the moon with the goal.

Derby were backed by over 1,600 supporters at The Den and Ebosele was full of praise for their backing. “I absolutely love our fans. They are always behind us, win or lose and with everything going on, they are always behind us, so I want to say thank you to the fans,” he said.

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