26 December 2013

The Shels Connection

SHELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB
Dublin
aka "The Shels" or "The Reds"

Founded: 1895

Ground History: Havelock Square; Bath Avenue; Sandymount Road 1906-1913; Shelbourne Park 1913-1949; Milltown 1949-1951; Dalymount Park 1951-1954; Tolka Park 1954-1955; Irishtown 1955-1956; Tolka Park 1956-1974; Dalymount Park 1974-1975; Harold's Cross 1975-1977; Tolka Park 1977-1982; Harold's Cross 1982-1989; Tolka Park 1989-date

League History:
Leinster Junior League 1896/97; Leinster Senior League; Irish League 1904/05-1914/15, 1919/20; League of Ireland 1921/22-1933/34*; Dublin Athletic Union League 1935/36; League of Ireland 1936/37-1984/85; Premier Division 1985/86; First Division 1986/87; Premier Division 1987/88-2006; First Division 2007-2011 Premier Division 2012-2013; First Division 2014-date.
* Shelbourne were suspended from the League of Ireland in 1934 following a dispute with the FAI. Although they competed in the Athletic Union League during the suspension, a new club, Reds United, was formed by Shels-backed players and personnel. They competed in the Leinster Senior League in 1934/35 and the League of Ireland the following season, but resigned to allow for the re-admission of Shelbourne in 1936.

European Record:
European Cup / Champions League entrants (6) 1962/63, 1992/93, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2004/05*, 2005/06, 2007/08#
Cup Winners' Cup entrants (4) 1963/64, 1993/94, 1996/97, 1997/98
Fairs Cup entrants (1) 1964/65
UEFA Cup entrants (6) 1971/72, 1995/96, 1998/99, 2001/02, 2003/04, 2004/05*
Intertoto Cup entrants (2) 1999, 2006
* entered UEFA Cup after elimination from Champions League.
# declined to apply for a UEFA licence following demotion to First Division.

Club Honours:
Irish League runners-up (best season) 1906/07
Irish Cup Winners (3) 1905/06, 1910/11, 1919/20
City Cup Winners (1) 1908/09
Gold Cup Winners (1) 1914/15
League of Ireland Champions (13) 1925/26, 1928/29, 1930/31, 1943/44, 1946/47, 1952/53, 1961/62, 1991/92, 1999/00, 2001/02, 2003, 2004, 2006
FAI Cup Winners (7) 1938/39, 1959/60, 1962/63, 1992/93, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1999/00
League of Ireland Shield Winners (8) 1921/22, 1922/23, 1925/26, 1929/30, 1943/44, 1944/45, 1948/49, 1970/71
League of Ireland Cup Winners (1) 1995/96
Dublin City Cup Winners (4) 1941/42, 1946/47, 1962/63, 1964/65
Top Four Cup Winners (1) 1961/62
Leinster Senior Cup Winners (19)
President's Cup Winners (6+)

Players capped by the Irish FA while with Shelbourne:
Full
Player
International
Caps/Goals
J.
1909-1910
2
/
0
E.A.
1920
1
/
0
V.
1906-1914
6
/
0
(+14)
J.J.
1906
2
/
0
P.
1913
2
/
0

Amateur
Player
International
Caps/Goals
SHIELS
D.
1919
1
/
0

Players capped by the Irish FA before joining or after leaving Shelbourne: (highest level)
Full
BLAIR J.
BOOKMAN L.
BURNS W.
CHATTON H.
DAVIS T.
DIFFEN J.
DORAN J.
ENRIGHT J.
GALLOGLY C.
LACEY W.
McCLEERY W.
McCONNELL P.
McILVENNY P.
MEEK H.
MOORE P.
MORAN J.
MURPHY J.
O'DRISCOLL J.
PRIESTLEY T.
REILLY M.
ROBINSON P.
RUSHE F.
RUSSELL S.
SHERIDAN J.
WALSH D.

War-Time

LEDDY H.

Under-21

MEENAN D.

Amateur

HEANEY F.
McALINDEN K.
McLOUGHLIN E.

Links:
Shelbourne FC

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