Mark Coyle signs new contract

Shelbourne Football Club is delighted to announce that Mark Coyle has agreed a new contract. 

The 26-year-old will be with the Reds until the culmination of the 2024 campaign, with a club option to extend then for a further year after that.

The midfielder has made a total of 16 appearances this year, with 13 of them coming as a starter— Coyle had played an integral role within the team this season.

Hailing from Donegal, Coyle joined the Reds from Finn Harps during the close season of 2022.

Despite encountering some injury challenges during the season, Coyle made a big impact when fit, playing 23 matches across the SSE Airtricity League and FAI Cup.

Prior to his arrival at Shelbourne, Coyle’s outstanding performances at Harps earned him the Player of the Year for the 2021 campaign. Known for his ability on the ball and tenacious tackling, Coyle proved his mettle on numerous occasions, including a memorable man-of-the-match display during an away fixture against Shamrock Rovers at the Tallaght Stadium late in the season. Furthermore, he also contributed a crucial goal in the league last season, securing a 2-0 victory away to Drogheda United.

This contract extension for Mark Coyle marks another significant boost for Shelbourne Football Club, as Damien Duff continues to build for the future. Coyle joins Sean Boyd, Conor Kearns, and Gavin Molloy in committing for next season.

Damien Duff, Head Coach, Shelbourne FC said: “We are building for now and for the future. Mark is part of both. It is important we keep him fit as he consistently grows as a player when he is.

He is a big player and has become an important part of the DNA of Shelbourne FC”

Mark Coyle said: “I couldn’t be happier to extend my contract for another year; it’s a pleasure to be part of this fantastic club. From the moment I arrived at Tolka, I’ve been warmly welcomed by a wonderful group of people—dedicated volunteers, supportive coaches and staff, and talented and hard working teammates — I genuinely enjoy every moment spent here.

Committing to the club when it is undoubtedly heading in the right direction is very exciting, the decision to sign on for another year was incredibly easy. The belief and trust shown in me by the gaffer and everyone involved played a significant role in making this happen. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue wearing the Shels jersey.

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