Colin McCabe departs Shelbourne after two-year stint at Tolka Park

Wed, Nov 25 2020
Colin McCabe

Colin McCabe Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Shelbourne goalkeeper Colin McCabe has left Shelbourne following a two-year spell at Tolka Park.

While at the Reds, McCabe played an instrumental role in their 2019 First Division league title win.

The 23-year-old made 31 appearances for Ian Morris’ charges over the 2020 and ’19 season – battling it out with both Dean Delany and Jack Brady for the Shels number one jersey.

This evening, however, McCabe has confirmed that he is to leave the club after they were relegated back to the second-tier.

Unfortunately in football some good times must come to an end, it’s been a pleasure to wear the Shels jersey,” McCabe said on Twitter this evening.

“Two years I will never forget, especially my first year. Thanks to everyone at the club and to the fans I’m sorry this season ended the way it did, time to move on.”

Colin played underage football in his native Cavan before joining the youth system at Celtic in August 2012.

He went on loan at Stenhousemuir in February 2016 where he played until the end of the 2015/16 season.

He returned to Stenhousemuir on a season-long loan for 2016/17 by which time he had made 27 senior appearances for the club.

In August 2017 Colin left Parkhead to return to Ireland where he signed for Keith Long at Bohemians and in February 2019, Colin signed with Shelbourne.

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