Defender Daniel O'Reilly confirms Shelbourne departure

Fri, Nov 27 2020
Daniel O'Reilly Shelbourne FC outjumps Patrick Hoban Dundalk FC

Daniel O'Reilly Shelbourne FC outjumps Patrick Hoban Dundalk FC Credit: Paul Dolan (ETPhotos)

Defender Daniel O’Reilly has confirmed that he is to leave Shelbourne after a one-year stint at Tolka Park.

O’Reilly joined the Reds prior to the start of the 2020 campaign from Finn Harps, but he struggled to assert himself as one of the key men in Ian Morris’ side.

He made nine appearances for Shels in 2020, starting in six games while coming off the bench in three others.

“I've decided not to sign back for Shelbourne for 2021,” O’Reilly said on Twitter this evening.

“The year didn't finish the way we all hoped it would. Thanks to everyone at Shels, especially the fans & I’m sure the club will be back where it belongs soon.”

O’Reilly began his career with Fulham in 2010 after joining from Cherry Orchard, before leaving the then Premier League side in 2014.

He would join Hereford in August 2014, but he left the club shortly after to join Bishops Stortford in November of the same year.

While at Hereford, he played alongside current Shamrock Rovers midfielder Gary O’Neill. In 2015, he returned home to join Bray Wanderers, before joining Longford Town in 2016.

He spent half a season at the Red and Black before making the move back to England – but he would re-join Longford ahead of the 2017 season.

He then spent the 2017 and ’18 season at De Town before making the move to Finn Harps ahead of the 2019 campaign.

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