Club Statement: Shareholding Restructuring

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Dublin, November 11th, 2023:  — Shelbourne FC is delighted to announce the restructuring of its shareholding, to align with the ambitious growth plans of the club.

The club are pleased that long term supporter and shareholder Mickey O’Rourke has acquired, through TDL Media, the shareholding of Acun Media. Under the terms of the agreement, Acun Media do not require repayment of their investment made in the club. Mickey O’Rourke will continue to work alongside other Irish and US shareholders.

The new shareholder structure will support the achievement of Shelbourne’s strategic vision and the implementation of our five-year plan, including the ambitions of our men’s 1st team manager Damien Duff, who has signed a new contract, as well as our soon-to-be appointed women’s 1st team manager. The shareholders wish to note their commitment to securing and renovating Tolka Park, the status of which is currently at final stages with Dublin City Council.

Mickey O’Rourke of Shelbourne FC, said: “This is a very exciting day for Shelbourne FC, which brings a re-alignment of the ambitious plans we have set out for the Club. It is up to us now, as a group of shareholders, staff members, volunteers and most importantly our fans, to continue our trajectory and bring this club back to where it belongs, the top of Irish football.

Barry Mocke, Shelbourne FC CEO said: “As we have stated before, our goal is to have a positive impact on Irish football as a whole, in both sporting and social terms. We are making enormous progress as a club, but we have lots of work to do. We have an incredibly dedicated group of staff, volunteers and the most passionate and loyal fan base in the country. I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders as we collectively drive the club forward”.


Darren Cleary 

Shelbourne FC 

Head of Media and Communications