Republic of Ireland youth international to join Derby County.

Republic of Ireland youth international to join Derby County.

Derby County can confirm that Jack Tuite, Cherry Orchard’s Republic of Ireland youth international defender, has agreed to join the Club.

The arrival of Tuite is seen as further proof of the Board’s belief that continued investment into the Academy is key to the success of both the Academy and the Club as a whole.

Academy Manager Darren Wassall said: “Jack has spent some time with us over the last few weeks and he is a player with real potential.

“It’s a great fillip for Derby County as a whole that we’ve been able to attract Jack and I think the positive news stories over the last year or so have played a big part in that.

“Players can see there’s a pathway to the first-team squad here at Derby County for youngsters within the Academy.”

Cherry Orchard’s Club Secretary Penny Delmar said: “This is great news for Jack and for Cherry Orchard and we would like to thank everyone at Derby for their efforts in securing this move.


“Along with Jack’s previous under 16’s manager Dave Collins and assistant manager Alistair Harvey, we all wish Jack the very best of luck with his future at Derby County.”


Tuite’s arrival extends Derby’s relationship with Cherry Orchard, and he’s following in the footsteps of Ram’s players both past and present, with Don O’Riordan, Dave Langan, Mark O’Brien and Conor Sammon all having come through the ranks of the Dublin club.