Sean Heaney and Manuel Rodríguez join up with Shelbourne First Team
Sean Heaney today joined Shelbourne on lean from Shamrock Rovers, while Manuel Rodríguez signs after training with the first team.
Sean proved to be a towering effective presence in the centre of defence, while playing for ‘the Hoops’ First Division team in season 2014.
Having signed from St. Kevin’s in the summer of 2013 for Rovers Under 19 team, Sean made his first team debut against Dundalk in the Leinster Senior Cup Final. He also represented the FAI Emerging Talent U18s against Ipswich Town FC. He has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under 18 and Under 19 level.
During the 2014 Season, Sean was primarily a member of Rovers’ First Division team (playing in 16 games) where he proved to be a very effective presence in the centre of defence,but healso found time to show his effectiveness with the Premier Div team, playing in 4 Premier Division games and one each in the Setanta Cup, The Leinster Senior Cup and the EA Cup.
Manu played in the first two pre-season games against Sligo Rovers and Longford Town, coming on during the second half in each. His play, in the latter of the two games especially, showed that he could be of great assistance to the Reds in the season just about to start.
Manu, an attacking midfielder, winger, striker comes from Rute in the province of Córdoba in Spain.
He played his underage football with Lucena CF and Cordoba CF, graduating to Malaga CF (U21) and Alameda CD and Huetor Vega CD