Shelbourne unveils new multi-faceted partnership with TU Dublin

Shelbourne FC and TU Dublin unveil brand new multi-faceted 

strategic partnership to include WNL shirt sponsorship, facilities usage and student work placements

  • TU Dublin to feature as main Women’s National League front of jersey sponsor as well back-of-jersey sponsorship for U17 and U19 WNL teams
  • Shelbourne’s WNL team and all girls teams at the Shelbourne FC Academy will train at TU Dublin’s world class state-of-the-art sport facilities 
  • TU Dublin students to benefit from work placement opportunities as well as discounted match tickets for Shelbourne’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and FAI WNL matches

February 24, 2022: Shelbourne FC is delighted to reveal a new multi-faceted and mutual beneficial strategic partnership with Technological University Dublin – Ireland’s first Technology University. 

TU Dublin has five facilities across Dublin, including campuses in Grangegorman, in Blanchardstown and in Tallaght, and, through its major infrastructural development plan, are currently investing over €500 million in new, state-of-the-art, technology-enabled facilities to enhance the students’ experience.

TU Dublin will feature as front of jersey sponsor of our FAI Women’s National League team, the current Champions of Ireland, and will also be back-of-jersey sponsor for our U17 and U19 WNL teams. 

Shelbourne’s entire female setup will now train in state-of-the-art training sporting facilities in TU Dublin to ensure the best training environment for women’s football in Ireland. 

TU Dublin students will be able to access work placement opportunities in several disciplines as well as benefit from discounted ticketing for Shels’ home games in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and FAI Women’s National League. 

As part of the significant partnership, TU Dublin will benefit from extensive digital media collaboration and in-stadium signage for Shelbourne home games at Tolka Park. 

Shelbourne FC, Chief Executive Officer, David O’Connor said:We are absolutely delighted to announce this incredibly exciting partnership with TU Dublin today. This marks a significant milestone in the development of our Club, as it provides us with unrivalled access to world-class facilities and expertise for our WNL set up and much more. We are looking forward to engaging meaningfully with TU Dublin and its student base, in being able to offer work placement opportunities and in welcoming TU Dublin staff and students to Tolka Park. I would like to thank TU Dublin management for welcoming us as partners and for all of their work in forming this partnership, which is based on our shared values of community, excellence and inclusion. We believe that today is the start of a long and fruitful partnership that will deliver incredible value for both parties in its development.”

Head of Sport, Christy O’Shea, said: TU Dublin is delighted to support Shelbourne FC Women’s WNL Team for the upcoming season. Shelbourne FC is a well-established club across Dublin, and we are excited to work with them in different aspects of community involvement, which is central to both of our organisations. By supporting the Shelbourne Women’s National League Team, we are creating pathways for women in the sport to play at an elite level, and highlighting the prospects available to them in University. I wish to thank Shelbourne FC for their time in building this partnership and look forward to celebrating the successes of our players on and off the pitch for the season ahead.”

21 February 2022; Shelbourne FC announce partnership with Technological University Dublin for 2022 season, TUD Grangegorman campus, Dublin. Picture by Eoin Smith/Shelbourne FC

For more information:

Gavin White

Shelbourne FC

Head of Communications and Media

About Shelbourne Football Club

Founded in 1895, Shelbourne Football Club is a leading professional football club based in North Dublin. Shels, as commonly referred to, has won 13 League of Ireland titles along with 10 national cups, one Women’s National League and one FAI Women’s Cup. The Tolka Park side compete in both the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and FAI Women’s National League and has a thriving Academy based at the Athletic Union League in North Dublin with over 400 boys and girls.

About TU Dublin 

Deeply embedded in our region, TU Dublin has campuses in Dublin City Centre, in Blanchardstown and in Tallaght, and, through our major infrastructural development plan, we are currently investing over €500 million in new, state-of-the-art, technology-enabled facilities to enhance our students’ experience.

A leader in STEM disciplines, TU Dublin also supports the largest cohorts of students of business, media, culinary arts, and the creative and performing arts. We are passionate about life-long learning and, as the largest provider of part-time education, we make an important contribution to the economic life of Ireland, enabling capacity building for the future.

Our distinguished researchers and innovators are pioneers in science and technology discovery; play active roles in informing policy and standards; and contribute to the creative life of Ireland. Our award-winning technology transfer and business incubation activity have delivered over 400 new sustainable businesses with an economic value of almost €700 million.

With an international outlook, we welcome students and staff from around the world while our strong international partnerships provide opportunities for student and staff exchange programmes, major cross-collaboration research projects, and employment opportunities. We are immensely proud of our network of 100,000+ TU Dublin graduates who are making their careers here in Ireland and in 70 countries worldwide.

Joining the ranks of exceptional technological universities around the world, TU Dublin is planning an exciting future… Infinite Possibilities.

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