2008 Shelbourne F.C. season

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Shelbourne
2008 season
Chairman Joe Casey
Manager Dermot Keely
First Division 2nd
FAI Cup Third Round
League of Ireland Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Anto Flood (14)
All:
Anto Flood (15)
Highest home attendance 2,038 vs Limerick 37 (November 15, 2008)
Lowest home attendance 512 vs Kildare County (September 25, 2008)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

In the 2008 season, Shelbourne finished 2nd in the League of Ireland First Division.

Club[edit]

Club Information[edit]

Chairman, Director Joe Casey
Director Andy Byrne
Secretary Colm Murphy
Commercial Manager Niall Fitzmaurice
Ground Tolka Park

Commercial partners[edit]

Title Sponsor
Main Sponsor JW Hire
Kit, Associate Sponsor Umbro
Associate Sponsor Nivea for Men
Associate Sponsor Decent Suit Productions
Associate Sponsor Irish Daily Star
Associate Sponsor Bus Eireann
Associate Sponsor Dulux

Coaching and Medical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Dermot Keely
Assistant Manager Colin O'Neill
Goalkeeping Coach Fred Davis
Condition Coach Chris Melia
Head Physio Larry Byrne
Assistant Physio Stephen Weafer
Equipment Manager Pat Roche
Kit Administrator Johnny Watson
Team Doctor Ronan O'Callaghan

First team squad 2008[edit]

A total of 30 players represented Shelbourne at various stages during the 2008 season.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland GK Dean Delany
Republic of Ireland GK John McGuinness
Republic of Ireland GK Fred Davis, Jr.
Republic of Ireland GK Vinny Whelan
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Murphy
Republic of Ireland DF Damien Brennan (Captain)
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Keely
Republic of Ireland DF Robbie Hedderman
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Byrne
Republic of Ireland DF Dean Lawrence (was on loan from Shamrock Rovers)
Republic of Ireland MF David McGill
England MF Mark Rutherford
Republic of Ireland MF Mark O'Brien
Republic of Ireland MF James Chambers
Republic of Ireland MF James Keddy
No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland MF David McAllister (was on loan from Drogheda United)
Republic of Ireland MF Gary McCabe (was on loan from Bray Wanderers)
Republic of Ireland MF Greg O'Halloran (was on loan from Galway United)
Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mulcahy
Republic of Ireland MF Keith Dunne
Republic of Ireland MF Peter McGlynn
Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Doran
Republic of Ireland FW Anto Flood
Republic of Ireland FW David Freeman
Romania FW Andrei Georgescu (was on loan from Bray Wanderers)
Republic of Ireland FW Darren Forsyth
Republic of Ireland FW Philip Gorman
Republic of Ireland FW Philip Hughes
United States FW Max Cream
Republic of Ireland FW Kevin Cornwall

Post-2007 season[edit]

After a turbulent 2007 campaign both on and off the pitch, Shelbourne finished in a respectable 5th place in the FAI First Division. Despite an improved second-half of the 2007 campaign, changes amongst the playing staff became inevitable with impending budget cuts.

Shelbourne first team squad 2007[edit]

The Shelbourne first team squad that completed the 2007 season was as follows;

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland GK Tony O'Dowd
Republic of Ireland GK James Hussey
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Murphy (Vice-captain)
Republic of Ireland DF Sean L'Estrange
Republic of Ireland DF Aidan Collins
Republic of Ireland DF Brian Gartland
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Keely
Scotland DF Stuart Malcolm
Scotland DF Marc McCulloch
Republic of Ireland MF James Chambers
Republic of Ireland MF Glen Lacey
No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland MF Peter McGlynn
Republic of Ireland MF Jim Crawford (Captain)
Republic of Ireland MF Kieran Harte
Republic of Ireland MF Noel Haverty (was on loan from St. Patrick's Athletic)
Republic of Ireland MF Mark O'Brien (was on loan from Bohemians)
Republic of Ireland MF Alan Reilly
Republic of Ireland FW John Brophy
Republic of Ireland FW Anto Flood
Republic of Ireland FW Mark Leech (was on loan from Drogheda United)
Republic of Ireland FW Ciaran Quinn
Republic of Ireland FW Mark Rooney

Transfers In[edit]

The following players joined Shelbourne for the 2008 campaign:

As of July 28, 2008.

Date Pos. Name From
November 29, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Byrne Kildare County
November 29, 2007 GK Republic of Ireland Dean Delany Waterford United
November 29, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Dunne Dundalk
November 29, 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Robbie Hedderman Waterford United
November 29, 2007 FW Republic of Ireland Philip Hughes Dundalk
November 29, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland James Keddy Drogheda United
November 29, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland David McGill Mount Merrion/YMCA
November 29, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Mark O'Brien Bohemians
December 3, 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Damien Brennan Longford Town
December 3, 2007 FW Republic of Ireland David Freeman Longford Town
January 15, 2008 DF Republic of Ireland Dean Lawrence Shamrock Rovers (loan)
January 15, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Mulcahy Waterford United
January 31, 2008 MF England Mark Rutherford Longford Town
February 27, 2008 FW Republic of Ireland Kevin Cornwall St. Patrick's Athletic
February 27, 2008 FW United States Max Cream SV Meppen
February 27, 2008 GK Republic of Ireland Fred Davis, Jr.
February 27, 2008 GK Republic of Ireland John McGuinness Shamrock Rovers
February 27, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Greg O'Halloran Galway United (loan)
July 3, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland David McAllister Drogheda United (loan)
July 8, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Gary McCabe Bray Wanderers (loan)
July 14, 2008 FW Republic of Ireland Philip Gorman Kildare County
July 15, 2008 FW Romania Andrei Georgescu Bray Wanderers (loan)
July 22, 2008 GK Republic of Ireland Vinny Whelan Wrexham
July 28, 2008 FW Republic of Ireland Darren Forsyth UCD

Transfers Out[edit]

On December 3, 2007 Shelbourne announced the release of 15 players that completed the 2007 campaign including loanees Mark Leech and Noel Haverty. Central defender Stuart Malcolm would later depart Shelbourne on January 15, 2008 to join Finn Harps bringing Shels' close season departures to 16.

As of July 31, 2008.

Date Pos. Name To
December 3, 2007 FW Republic of Ireland John Brophy Kildare County
December 3, 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Aidan Collins Sporting Fingal
December 3, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Jim Crawford Sporting Fingal
December 3, 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Brian Gartland Monaghan United
December 3, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Kieran Harte Kildare County
December 3, 2007 GK Republic of Ireland James Hussey Sporting Fingal
December 3, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Glen Lacey
December 3, 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Sean L'Estrange
December 3, 2007 DF Scotland Marc McCulloch Galway United
December 3, 2007 GK Republic of Ireland Tony O'Dowd
December 3, 2007 DF Republic of Ireland Niall O'Reilly
December 3, 2007 FW Republic of Ireland Ciaran Quinn
December 3, 2007 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Reilly
December 3, 2007 FW Republic of Ireland Mark Rooney
January 15, 2008 DF Scotland Stuart Malcolm Finn Harps
February 11, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Joey O'Neill Sporting Fingal
June 30, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Mulcahy
June 30, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Greg O'Halloran Galway United (end of loan)
July 14, 2008 FW Republic of Ireland Philip Hughes Kildare County
July 24, 2008 FW United States Max Cream Cobh Ramblers
July 31, 2008 FW Republic of Ireland Kevin Cornwall Glebe North
July 31, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Doran Martin Methodist Redhawks
July 31, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Dunne Phoenix F.C.
July 31, 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Peter McGlynn UCSB Gauchos
July 31, 2008 GK Republic of Ireland John McGuinness Longford Town

Players re-signed[edit]

5 players from Shelbourne's 2007 campaign re-signed for the 2008 season. They were James Chambers, Anthony Flood, Alan Keely, Alan Murphy and Mark O'Brien.

2 members of Shelbourne's 2007 Under-21 squad received permanent call ups to the first team for the 2008 campaign. They were Peter McGlynn and Stephen Doran.

Fixtures/Results[edit]

League of Ireland First Division[edit]

First Division Table[edit]

League Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 20 10 6 55 25 +30 70 10 7 1 29 8 +21 10 3 5 26 17 +9

Last updated: November 15, 2008.
Source: eircom League of Ireland First Division Fixtures

League Form/Results by Round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground H A A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H H A A H A H A A A H H H A H A H A H
Result D W L W D W D W W W W W W W L D D L D W L D W W L W L D W W W W W D W D

Last updated: November 15, 2008.
Source: eircom League of Ireland First Division Fixtures
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FAI Cup[edit]

Third Round[edit]

League of Ireland Cup[edit]

First Round[edit]

Second Round[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

2008 Season Statistics[edit]

Player appearances/goals[edit]

As of November 15, 2008.

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division FAI Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Republic of Ireland DF Damien Brennan 36 5 33 5 1 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Byrne 17 0 15 0 0 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland MF James Chambers 36 1 33 0 1 0 2 1
Republic of Ireland FW Kevin Cornwall 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
United States FW Max Cream 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland GK Fred Davis, Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland GK Dean Delany 39 0 36 0 1 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Doran 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland MF Keith Dunne 11 1 9 1 1 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland FW Anto Flood 31 15 29 14 1 0 1 1
Republic of Ireland FW Darren Forsyth 11 5 11 5 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland FW David Freeman 31 8 28 8 1 0 2 0
Romania FW Andrei Georgescu 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland FW Philip Gorman 9 1 9 1 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland DF Robbie Hedderman 36 4 34 4 0 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland FW Philip Hughes 10 0 8 0 1 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland MF James Keddy 31 2 30 2 1 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Keely 25 0 24 0 1 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland DF Dean Lawrence 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland MF David McAllister 16 7 16 7 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland MF Gary McCabe 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland MF David McGill 37 1 34 1 1 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland MF Peter McGlynn 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland GK John McGuinness 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mulcahy 10 0 8 0 1 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Murphy 31 0 29 0 1 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland MF Mark O'Brien 32 1 29 1 1 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland MF Greg O'Halloran 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Mark Rutherford 29 4 27 4 1 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland GK Vinny Whelan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Position Goalscorer Total Goals First Division FAI Cup League Cup
1
Republic of Ireland Anto Flood
15
14
0
1
2
Republic of Ireland David Freeman
8
8
0
0
3
Republic of Ireland David McAllister
7
7
0
0
4
Republic of Ireland Damien Brennan
5
5
0
0
Republic of Ireland Darren Forsyth
5
5
0
0
6
Republic of Ireland Robbie Hedderman
4
4
0
0
England Mark Rutherford
4
4
0
0
8
Republic of Ireland James Keddy
2
2
0
0
9
Republic of Ireland James Chambers
1
0
0
1
Republic of Ireland Keith Dunne
1
1
0
0
Republic of Ireland Philip Gorman
1
1
0
0
Republic of Ireland David McGill
1
1
0
0
Republic of Ireland Mark O'Brien
1
1
0
0

References[edit]