Noel King strengthens squad

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Shelbourne Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Ruvimbo “Ru” Mucherera and the return of former Reds star Siobhan Killeen.

26-year-old Ru is a graduate of the University of North Carolina having studied there between 2015-2019 making 84 appearances and scoring on 8 occasions chipping in with a further 11 assists.

Since completing her education the Colorado native has gone on to play in Europe for Lithuanian side Gintra Universitas during which time she competed in the qualification round for the women’s champions league playing in two games and scoring once.

In January of 2021 Ru was on the move again this time to Finnish outfit KuPs. A pacey wide player the American can play as either a full back or winger.

Siobhan Killeen is no stranger to Tolka Park. The Dubliner won an FAI Cup and League double with the Reds in 2016.

A versatile and technical player, Killeen has played as a winger, forward and in central midfield.

She scored 23 goals in 55 appearances for the Reds, she also counts Raheny United among her former clubs and has played 114 in the League of Ireland, scoring 45 goals.

A Republic of Ireland international, she’s represented the Girls in Green 9 times since making her debut against New Zealand in 2014.

Killeen made her bow with Raheny at the WNL’s inception in 2011 winning the league twice with them and a runner-up a further time as well.

Killeen continued on in the WNL following Raheny’s amalgamation with Shels for the 2014/15 season going on to win a third league title in 2016.

Stepping away from soccer at the beginning of the 2018 campaign to focus on Gaelic football, Killeen has three All Ireland winner’s medals with the Dubs.

The pair become the latest additions to Noel King’s squad for the 2023 season following the signing of Christie Gray, Kayla Hamric, Jenaya Robertson and Maggie Pierce.

23-year-old Christie hails from Vancouver, Canada and joins the Reds having completed a Commerce undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Ontario.

During her time there the centre forward netted 25 goals and 16 assists in 54 games for the Gaels.

Since then she has been plying her trade in Sweden with Rävåsens IK where she played in 19 games in the 2022 season, scoring 4 goals in the Swedish Elitettan which is the 2nd tier of women’s football over there.

24-year-old Kayla joins from the NWSL, having played there with Houston Dash.

A graduate of George Mason University, the winger studied there between 2017 and 2021.

During the course of her college career Kayla made a total of 65 appearances scoring 10 goals and providing 3 assists.

Maggie is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the end of 2022.

The American spent 4 years at the university appearing in a grand total of 80 games for the Tar Heels, Starting 23 games and scoring a solitary goal.

Maggie has played in midfield and defence and was also honored by being named in the All ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Academic team of the year in 2022, the award honors both sporting and academic achievement.

The 21-year-old has been capped at U-17 level by the USA WNT featuring in a 6-2 win over England.

Jenaya Robertson is originally from Delta in the Canadian province of British Columbia just south of Vancouver where she attended Trinity Western University between 2015-2019.

Captaining the side for the final 3 years and making a total of 92 appearances for ‘The Spartans’ scoring 34 goals and assisting in a further 14 winning her conference on 2 occasions.

Robertson is a winner of the prestigious Canadian Player of the Year award at university level (USports Awards), one of the highest accolades in the sport.

Upon completion of her studies the box to box midfielder was on the move to Europe signing initially for FC Würzburger Kickers Frauen who operate in the 2nd division of German women’s football where she remained until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Following a spell of traveling Jenaya returned to Europe in March of 2022 to sign for Cacereno Femenino who operate in the 2nd tier of women’s football in Spain where she finished re-runners up to league champions Alhama.