Shelbourne Football Club is an Irish football club based in Drumcondra, Dublin, who play in the League of Ireland First Division(D2) and in the Womens National League.
Shelbourne FC were founded in Dublin in 1895. In 1904 the club joined the Irish Football League, which was then an all Ireland competition, before becoming founding members of the League of Ireland in 1921. Shelbourne FC have won the league 13 times and are one of three clubs to have won both the IFA Cup and the FAI Cup. They play their home matches at Tolka Park, in the Dublin suburb of Drumcondra. The club colours are primarily red and white, with home jerseys being predominantly red. “Shels” is the club’s most common nickname, an abbreviation of Shelbourne.
The club is active in its corporate social responsibilities. They have created partnerships with The Marie Keating Foundation and with Suaimhneas Clubhouse Mental Health Support.
A programme designed to support people living with Dementia.
Mental Health campaign to encourage positive mental health and wellbeing within the local community.
Celebrating the annual LGBT+ Pride festival, by promoting ‘Football for All’. A friendly match between Shelbourne FC and Dublin Devils FC (Dublin’s only gay football team) is also organized.
Shelbourne FC Opportunity Network
Shelbourne FC announced the establishment of the Shelbourne FC Opportunity Network. Senior people who are extremely experienced in their respective fields make up the Shelbourne Opportunity Network. Members have agreed to support Shelbourne players from the age of 15 upwards, offering advice on career planning and opportunities. The establishment of the Shelbourne FC Opportunity Network is part of Shelbourne FC’s ethos of seeking to help the club’s players reach their potential, both as footballers and individuals.