2012 Shelbourne F.C. season

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In 2012, the Irish association football team, Shelbourne F.C. competed in the League of Ireland Premier Division. Shelbourne finished the season in 8th position and reached the semi-finals of the FAI Cup.

The 2012 season marked the first time Shelbourne competed in the Premier Division since 2006, when as champions, they were demoted due to financial issues. Shelbourne gained promotion by finishing 2nd in the 2011 League of Ireland First Division. Shelbourne kicked off their 2012 season on 2 March 2012 with a home fixture against Sligo Rovers at Tolka Park.

Shelbourne
2012 season
Chairman Joe Casey
Manager Alan Mathews
Premier Division 8th
FAI Cup Semi-Finals
League of Ireland Cup Second Round
Leinster Senior Cup Semi-Finals
Top goalscorer League: Philip Hughes (11)
All: Philip Hughes (18)
Highest home attendance 2,255 vs Shamrock Rovers (September 14, 2012)
Lowest home attendance 180 vs Mervue United (March 26, 2012)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The Club[edit]

Club Information[edit]

Chairman Joe Casey
Secretary Colm Murphy
FAI/League Delegate Shay Weafer
Licensing & IT Officer Liam Ward
Commercial Manager Niall Fitzmaurice
Media Officer Frank Young
Event Controller Paul O'Rourke
Safety Officer Fran Rennick
Stadium PA Announcer Karl Philiips
Club Children's Officer Tony Hatton
Club Chaplain Fr. John Galvin
Club Promotions Officer Sean Fitzpatrick
Ground Tolka Park

Commercial Partners[edit]

Title Sponsor
Main Sponsor Mc Allister Volkswagen
Kit, Associate Sponsor Macron
Associate Sponsor tickets.ie
Associate Sponsor Nivea for Men

First Team Coaching and Medical staff[edit]

Position Name
Team Manager Alan Mathews
Assistant Team Manager Barry O'Connor
Goalkeeping Coach Shay Kelly
Club Physiotherapist Karen McCann
Club Massuese Celine Cully
Equipment Manager Aidan "Jacko" Smyth
Assistant Equipment Manager Johnny Watson
Club Doctor Dr. Joe McKeever (from May 2012)
Dr. Ronan O'Callaghan (until May 2012)

First Team Squad 2012[edit]

A total of 23 players represented Shelbourne at various stages during the 2012 season.

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

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Delany
2 Republic of Ireland DF Gareth Matthews
3 Republic of Ireland DF Lorcan Fitzgerald
4 Republic of Ireland DF Andy Boyle
5 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Paisley
6 Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Cronin (Vice-captain)
7 Republic of Ireland MF Conan Byrne
8 Republic of Ireland MF David Cassidy (Captain)
9 Republic of Ireland FW Philip Hughes
10 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Dawson
11 Republic of Ireland MF Brendan McGill
12 Republic of Ireland DF Brian Shortall
No. Position Player
13 Republic of Ireland GK Paul Skinner
14 Republic of Ireland MF Paddy Kavanagh
15 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Clancy
16 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Hurley
17 Republic of Ireland DF Sean Byrne
18 Republic of Ireland FW Paul Byrne
19 Republic of Ireland FW Philip Gorman
23 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Ryan
24 Republic of Ireland MF Anto Murphy
30 Scotland GK Chris Bennion
35 Republic of Ireland MF John Sullivan

Post-2011 season[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

As of July 6, 2012.

Date Pos. Name From
December 13, 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Cronin[1] Bohemians
January 3, 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Brian Shortall[2] St. Patrick's Athletic
February 9, 2012 FW Republic of Ireland Paul Byrne[3] Monaghan United
February 9, 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Hurley[4] Bohemians
February 9, 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Paddy Kavanagh[5] Shamrock Rovers
February 9, 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Anto Murphy[6] St. Patrick's Athletic
July 6, 2012 GK Scotland Chris Bennion[7] Monaghan United

Transfers Out[edit]

As of August 1, 2012.

Date Pos. Name To
November 6, 2011 FW Republic of Ireland Karl Bermingham Longford Town
November 6, 2011 FW Brazil David da Silva
November 6, 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Colm James Longford Town
November 6, 2011 MF Republic of Ireland David McGill
November 6, 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Chris Mulhall UCD
July 30, 2012 MF Republic of Ireland John Sullivan[8] Drogheda United
July 31, 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Brendan McGill

2012 Fixtures & Results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

League of Ireland Premier Division[edit]

Expunged League Result[edit]

League of Ireland Premier 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
30 9 8 13 35 43 −8 35 4 3 8 19 23 −4 5 5 5 16 20 −4

Last updated: October 26, 2012.
Source: League of Ireland Premier 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
Ground H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A
Result D W W L D D W L L W L L W L L W W L D L L D L D L W D L W D
Position 5 3 1 6 6 6 4 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 8 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 6 8

Last updated: October 26, 2012.
Source: League of Ireland Premier Division Fixtures
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FAI Cup[edit]

League of Ireland Cup[edit]

Leinster Senior Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

2012 Season Statistics[edit]

As of October 26, 2012.

Player appearances/goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier Div FAI Cup League Cup Leinster SC
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Delany 18 0 11 0 3 0 2 0 2 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Gareth Matthews 21 0 15 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
3 Republic of Ireland DF Lorcan Fitzgerald 18 0 15 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
4 Republic of Ireland DF Andy Boyle 32 0 22 0 6 0 1 0 3 0
5 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Paisley 26 0 18 0 3 0 2 0 3 0
6 Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Cronin 30 1 22 1 6 0 0 0 2 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Conan Byrne 29 6 23 2 3 1 0 0 3 3
8 Republic of Ireland MF David Cassidy 35 6 25 4 6 1 2 1 2 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Philip Hughes 38 18 28 11 6 4 1 0 3 3
10 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Dawson 34 2 24 2 6 0 2 0 2 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Brendan McGill 14 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
12 Republic of Ireland DF Brian Shortall 28 0 22 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
13 Republic of Ireland GK Paul Skinner 7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Republic of Ireland MF Paddy Kavanagh 37 6 28 6 6 0 1 0 2 0
15 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Clancy 23 1 16 0 3 1 2 0 2 0
16 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Hurley 24 0 19 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
17 Republic of Ireland DF Sean Byrne 18 0 13 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
18 Republic of Ireland FW Paul Byrne 16 2 11 1 3 0 1 0 1 1
19 Republic of Ireland FW Philip Gorman 33 8 23 6 6 1 2 0 2 1
23 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Ryan 25 0 17 0 5 0 1 0 2 0
24 Republic of Ireland MF Anto Murphy 23 0 17 0 3 0 2 0 1 0
30 Scotland GK Chris Bennion 17 0 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
35 Republic of Ireland MF John Sullivan 8 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Position Nation Name Total Premier Div FAI Cup League Cup Leinster SC
1 Republic of Ireland Philip Hughes 18 11 4 0 3
2 Republic of Ireland Philip Gorman 8 6 1 0 1
3 Republic of Ireland Conan Byrne 6 2 1 0 3
Republic of Ireland David Cassidy 6 4 1 1 0
Republic of Ireland Paddy Kavanagh 6 6 0 0 0
6 Republic of Ireland Paul Byrne 2 1 0 0 1
Republic of Ireland Kevin Dawson 2 2 0 0 0
8 Republic of Ireland Barry Clancy 1 0 1 0 0
Republic of Ireland Glenn Cronin 1 1 0 0 0
Own Goals 3 2 0 1 0
TOTALS 53 35 8 2 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenn Cronin joins Shelbourne". Shelbournefc.com (Shelbourne F.C.). 13 December 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brian Shortall signs for Shelbourne". Shelbournefc.ie (Shelbourne F.C.). 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shels complete 2012 panel". Shelbournefc.ie (Shelbourne F.C.). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Shels complete 2012 panel". Shelbournefc.ie (Shelbourne F.C.). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shels complete 2012 panel". Shelbournefc.ie (Shelbourne F.C.). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shels complete 2012 panel". Shelbournefc.ie (Shelbourne F.C.). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Shelbourne sign Chris Bennion". Shelbournefc.ie (Shelbourne F.C.). 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Drogs snap up Sullivan ahead of July 31st deadline". DroghedaUnited.ie (Drogheda United F.C.). 30 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.