Sean Quinn easily describes his run in the Shels midfield: “It’s been quality, absolute quality”. “I knew when I signed for Shelbourne Football Club I was rocking with the big boys and I couldn’t have started better when the gaffer threw me in the first game against Galway last year,” Sean reminisces. The central midfielder played in a superb through ball as Ciaran Kilduff completed a remarkable comeback for the Dublin based football club in the first game of last year’s First Division winning season.
This year, the tall, Rathcoole lad, has “got a full pre-season under the belt” and feels more equipped than ever to have a crack at The SSE Airtricity League football standard. However, speaking with conviction he believes this Shelbourne squad under manager Ian Morris is a “proper team.” “We’re not just here to take part or to grind out results, we want to get at teams and show how good we are,” he urged. Nostalgic on some amazing nights in the Red shirt thus far, Quinn is clearly brimming with a love for the club and the bond being struck with fans. Breaking into the box in the final moments in Cork, Quinn played a key role for the reds in the winner as well as being influential in the game and said the win was an “amazing start to season.”
Our fans that night were amazing, they were some scenes, a definite night to remember,” he said. “As a young lad, like myself, the fans just give you that buzz. If they can help us like that, the results will come and we’re all together on the right road,” he said.
Quinn is one of several Reds quickly becoming a fan favorite at Tolka Park and the Tallaght IT student says another, Gary Deegan, has left quite the impression. “Personally, I wasn’t sure I needed anyone to give me more motivation before a game, but he’s unbelievable. “He’s some character and just an amazing player to have with you in there and help, and I hope I can do the same with him,” he said. Certainly a player to watch for the rest of the season.