President Michael D. Higgins this afternoon met a group from Shelbourne Football Club, including Chris Sands, the author of ‘SHELS – a Grand Old Team to Know’ atÁras an Uachtaráin.
The picture above shows from left to right Paul Byrne, (Chairman of the Shelbourne Supporters’ Development Group – SSDG), Frank Young (Club Media Officer), President Higgins, Chris Sands and Joe Casey (Chairman, Shelbourne FC).
Chris Sands, who was also accompanied by members of his family, presented a copy of his book, which is a history of the 120 years of Shelbourne Football Club, to the President.
The President, who is an avid Galway United supporter, spent time with the group talking football and the fortunes of both clubs.
We thank the President for hosting the club today and look forward to seeing him in Tolka Park again soon.