John O’Sullivan signs for the Reds

December 8, 2023: Shelbourne FC are pleased to announce the signing of John O’Sullivan from Bohemians.

The 30 year old attacking midfielder made 27 appearances for Bohs, scoring twice.

Prior to signing for Bohemians in June of 2022 O’Sullivan had been in plying his trade in the UK. Coming through the academy at Blackburn Rovers, he had stops at Carlisle, Dundee, Blackpool, Morecambe, Bury, Barnsley, Rochdale, Blackpool and Accrington Stanley before arriving in Phibsborough.

O’Sullivan was capped for Ireland at youth levels from Under 15 up to Under 21.

John O’Sullivan joins John Martin, Dean Williams, Lorcan Healy, Conor Kearns, Gavin Molloy, Mark Coyle, JJ Lunney, Jad Hakiki, Evan Caffrey, Brian McManus, Matty Smith, Paddy Barrett, Tyreke Wilson, Kameron Ledwidge, Sean Boyd, Shane Griffin, Shane Farrell, Keith Ward and Sean Gannon in the Shels squad for 2024.

Damien Duff, Shelbourne FC Head Coach said: “What has gone on across the road for 18 months is irrelevant to me. We have got a top player who is desperate to show his quality to the league and also to his family and friends. We as a staff take pride in bringing the best and more out of players and that is what we plan to do with John. He has personality, presence and quality and is a great addition to this great club.”

John O’Sullivan said: “I am delighted to finally get this over the line. After speaking to the manager it was clear to me where I wanted to play my football next season. Shels is a club I have watched since I was a young boy and I cannot wait to put on that jersey and show everyone what I can do. I am looking forward to having a successful season with what already is a great group of players & staff.”

About Shelbourne FC

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. The Tolka Park side compete in both the SSE Airtricity League 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.

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