Delany returns to Reds as Shelbourne FC Academy Goalkeeping Coach

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Shelbourne FC is delighted to welcome back club legend Dean Delany as Academy Goalkeeping Coach.

At the age of 39, Delany hung up his boots after helping Shels to achieve promotion back to the League of Ireland Premier Division.

During three different spells with the Tolka Park outfit, the goalkeeper secured his status as a club legend while representing them on just shy of 250 occasions.

Delany said he is “delighted” to return to the Reds after ending his playing career with the club in September.

“For me personally this is a super opportunity to start it all over again but from a coaching point of view, as excited as I am I realise there is a lot of hard work ahead,” he said.

The former Everton keeper said he feels “this club has given me so much through the years” and “fitting i should return to help out”

“This club has been through so many ups and downs in my time that if i can pass on any of the knowledge I’ve gained i think it will stand to our young aspiring goalkeepers.

“I really hope in years to come that we provide a platform for young Shelbourne goalkeepers to learn and mature in the right manner and hopefully to achieve their dreams,” he added.

“Whether it’s across the water or into our own great league we will provide this opportunity for them and if all else fails at the very least we will have tried to have a positive impact on there life. Let the hard work begin,” he said.