Farrell signs new Shels deal

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May 27, 2022: Shelbourne FC is delighted to announce a contract extension for player Shane Farrell for the 2023 season with a further option for the 2024 season. 

The contract extension comes amid a string of impressive performances from Shane who is approaching his 100th appearance for Shels having been with the Club since 2018. 

Shane has won two SSE Airtricity League First Division titles with Shelbourne in 2019 and 2021. 

Shane also won Player’s Young Player of the Year for 2021 and has scored three times in 16 appearances thus far in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this year. 

Shelbourne Head Coach Damien Duff said: “I am delighted Shane has decided to sign back for next season with an option for 2024. He has excelled in numerous positions this year and is without doubt playing the best football of his career. Shane loves the club, the fans love him, he has top quality and a brilliant work ethic. When you put this all together, it is clear to see why we have signed him back so early.”

Speaking on the announcement, Shane Farrell said: “Obviously I am extremely happy to extend my stay here at this big club for another two years. I’ve loved every minute of it so far and you can see how happy I am on the pitch this year so it was really a no brainer when the Gaffer sat me down. I would also like to extend a thanks to the fans who have been nothing but exceptional since I joined the Reds and am looking forward to building on this for the rest of the season and beyond. Let’s get it started.” 

For more information:

Gavin White

Shelbourne FC

Head of Communications and Media


About Shelbourne Football Club

Founded in 1895, Shelbourne Football Club is a leading professional football club based in North Dublin. Shels, as commonly referred to, has won 13 League of Ireland titles along with 10 national cups, two Women’s National League and one FAI Women’s Cup. The Tolka Park side compete in both the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and FAI Women’s National League and has a thriving Academy based at the Athletic Union League in North Dublin with over 400 boys and girls.