News and Match Preview – Shelbourne v Wexford

Shelbourne FC v Wexford FC

Leinster Senior Cup – 4th Round

Tolka Park – February 17th – KO 7.45pm

Shelbourne commence their season with a home Leinster Senior Cup, 4th Round game against the newly rebranded Wexford FC at Tolka Park on Friday night. Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm.

Having played three pre-season games against Premier Division opposition, Owen Heary’s charges face their first competitive game of the season, when they take on Damien Locke’s team from Wexford.

Last season, Shelbourne finished sixth in the First Division, while Wexford (then Wexford Youths) finished their season second from bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated following a two leg play-off with Drogheda United.

Both teams have a number of changes to personnel since last season, Shelbourne bringing in eleven new players, four of whom had played with the Reds previously – Dean Delany (2005 & 2006 ; 2008 to 2012); Alan Byrne (2008); Aaron Ashe (2013-2014 U19s) and Niall Lanigan (part of 2012 U19s)

Aidan Collins and Dylan Kavanagh are reported to have suffered some knocks in training and are rated as doubtful for Friday's game.

Shelbourne’s squad for 2017 is:

Goalkeepers: Dean Delany, Jamie Quinn

Defenders: Adam O’Connor, Aidan Collins, Reece McEntrre, Jack Tuite, James Brown, Jason Caffrey, Derek Prendergast, Alan Byrne

Midfield: Dylan Kavanagh, Lorcan Shannon, Dylan Grimes, Michael Murphy, Niall Lanigan, Robert Bayly, James O’Brien

Forwards: James English, Dayle Rooney, Adam Evans, Chris Lyons, Aaron Ashe, Jackson Ryan

Suspended: None

Injured: None

Doubtful: Dylan Kavanagh, Aidan Collins

Goal Scorers (Pre-Season 2017)

Aaron Ashe – 2

Adam Evans – 2

Previous Meetings
Date:October 9, 2015
Wexford Youths 4-1 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s:Conor Earley
Date:July 31, 2015
Shelbourne 0-0 Wexford Youths
Shels Scorer/s:
Date:June 5, 2015
Wexford Youths 2-3 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s:Gareth Coughlan 3
Date:April 2, 2015
Shelbourne 2-4 Wexford Youths
Shels Scorer/s:Mark Sandford, Conor Earley
Pre-Season 2017
Date:October 7, 2016
Bohemians 0-1 Shelbourne
Shels Scorer/s:Aaron Ashe
Date:September 23, 2016
Shelbourne 2-1 st. Patrick's Ath
Shels Scorer/s:Aaron Ashe, Adam Evans
Date:September 16, 2016
Shelbourne 1-0 Derry City
Shels Scorer/s:Adam Evans
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