Shane Griffin commits for 2024

Shelbourne Football Club is delighted to announce that Shane Griffin has put pen to paper on a new deal with the club.

The contract will see the defender remain at Tolka Park for the 2024 season and his commitment will serve as a significant boost for Reds boss Damien Duff as he plans for next season. 

Griffin made the move to Tolka Park from Inchicore for the 2022 season. He’s since emerged as a key player for the Reds. 

The defender has made 59 appearances to date scoring his only goal in a crucial 1-0 victory over UCD in Tolka Park in May of this year.

The Cork native has been handed the captain’s armband by manager Damien Duff on numerous occasions in the absence of club captain Luke Byrne.

The talented defender has won League of Ireland and FAI Cup honours. Before joining the Saints in 2020 the Carrigaline man spent three years at Cork City, where he helped the Leesiders to win both league and FAI Cup honours in 2017.

Griffin has been capped for the Republic of Ireland up to U21 level, and began his career at the academy of Reading FC.

A fan favourite, the left footed centre half has been a consistent performer at the heart of the Reds defence for the past two seasons and has shown his quality as a leader on and off the pitch.  

Damien Duff, Shelbourne FC Head Coach said: “Shane has been here from day one with myself and the staff so it was imperative that he stayed on. He has been fantastic, has played numerous positions in and out of possession which is never easy. He is a silent warrior, does his talking on the pitch and I am in no doubt he will continue to play a massive part in rebuilding this great football club.”

Shane Griffin said: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract and continue my journey with the club. It’s a pleasure working everyday with the staff and team, and a great feeling wearing the shirt on Friday nights. I’ve loved my time so far at Shels, and hoping we can have another good year both domestically and in Europe.”

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