Martin Murray is delighted to announce two more signings, but in this instance both are promotions from within, coming from Stephen Finn’s U17s.
Ryan O’Neill is a talented goalkeeper joining Shels last July from Home Farm and making the No.1 jersey his own. He has played pre-season for the 19s and Ryan, who is still only 16, has so impressed Murray that he has decided to signfrom within.
Michael Murphy is a talented 16 year old Midfielder who has shown a lot of promise, who Murray believes could go a long way. Murray was influential in bringing Mikey to Shelbourne from NDSL Raheny United in June 2014.
Both players are eligible to still play at U17.
These two signings takes the 19’s squad to twenty, and with several trialists still in camp, Murray will decide over next 10 days / two weeks whether to add to squad or leave it as is.
Two further pre-season games have been confirmed subject to permission, the pre-season fixtures now being:
Sun Feb 14th : Shelbourne U19s vs U18 International Schools Squad ( AUL )
Sat Feb 20th ; Galway United U19s vsShelbourne U19s(Galway)
Sat Feb 27th : Under 19s Champions Cork City vs Shelbourne U 19s (Cork)
Sat Mar 5th : Shelbourne U19s vs Bray Wanderers U18s (venue TBC)