Shels and Innumeris Education partner up to provide academic support for Academy players

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Shelbourne FC and Innumeris Education partner up to provide academic support for Academy players

Shelbourne FC are proud to announce this partnership with Innumeris Education to offer academic support for our League of Ireland Academy players who are exploring further education opportunities both at home and abroad.

Innumeris is an educational project with the mission of tailoring academic support towards secondary school pupils and student-athletes who would like to attend university after school. They are committed to guiding and inspiring the next generation of students in their pursuit of third-level education. When it comes to supporting student-athletes, we are passionate about proving that strong academic and athletic performance can go hand-in-hand. The Innumeris team includes former student-athletes from top universities such as Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Harvard University and Oxford University who have proven that this is possible. The programme patrons and ambassadors are also living proof of this academic and athletic balance. 

David O’Connor, CEO, Shelbourne FC said: “This is an incredibly beneficial partnership and programme for our talented male and female Academy players. It is of utmost importance that our players understand the need for dual learning in both academic and athletic performance and this programme will allow them to focus on both. Many opportunities await for these young people and both ourselves and Innumeris Education are excited to help expand their options for their future. I’d like to thank Daniel and his team for their superb work thus far and we’re excited for what the future holds.”

Daniel Olanyi, Founder and Chairperson, Innumeris Education, said: “We are delighted to solidify our partnership with Shelbourne FC by providing academic support and guidance for players who intend on pursuing university opportunities alongside their sporting careers. Many footballers in the past have abandoned educational opportunities to focus on their footballing career. This programme will allow them to focus on both. We look forward to getting the ball rolling and helping them with upcoming exams!”

For more information, please check out our website at and if any businesses are interested in sponsoring a player for this academic support, please get in touch with us at

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.