Shelbourne appoint Kevin Doherty as Manager

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Shelbourne FC are delighted to announce the appointment of

Kevin Doherty as 1st Team Manager with immediate effect.

Kevin first signed for Shelbourne in July 2001 from Liverpool where he spent 4 seasons impressing both Steve Heighway and Gerard Houllier until a broken leg halted his progress.

The 6’ 4″ defender spent 4 years at Tolka Park before going on a season long loan to Waterford United. Kevin spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons at Longford Town and at the start of the 2008 season he linked up with Bray Wanderers.

The ” Doc” came home to Shelbourne at the start of the 2009 season but was very unlucky with injuries and only made 16 league appearances for the season.

Having hung up his boots Kevin put his mind to coaching and immediately took up that role with Home Farm in the DDSL. Having been successful there Kevin moved on to be the first Manager of the Shelbourne under 19 Elite Team in its inaugural season.

During this time Kevin continued with his coaching studies and gained his UEFABBadge and was recruited into Alan Matthew’s first team staff as a coach.

When Alan left and John Mc Donnell took over Kevin was recruited into a position of Assistant Manager and during this time completed his UEFAABadge.

Kevin’s next step will be to attain his UEFA Pro Licence.

We are delighted to now have Kevin on board as 1st team Manager and to put his skills to the test in the difficult surroundings of the 1st division.

Kevin’s enthusiasm and love for Shelbourne Football Club shines through like a beacon and is infectious at all levels of the Club.

We hope that everybody will wish him well and give him every support in the coming months.

Kevin will now set about putting together his back room team and squad for the 2015 season and further information on this will be posted as soon as possible.